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Dodgers News: Justin Turner Held Out of Lineup One Day After Injury Scare

Justin Turner will sit out Thursday’s game against the Mets just one day after grabbing his knee in pain.

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LOS ANGELES, CA - MAY 29: Justin Turner #10 of the Los Angeles Dodgers hits a double in the ninth inning of the game against the New York Mets at Dodger Stadium on May 29, 2019 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Jayne Kamin-Oncea/Getty Images)

The Dodgers beat the Mets in one of the most exciting comebacks of the year last night, but it was not without cost. Dave Roberts decided to sit Justin Turner today after an injury scare late in the game last night gave the team some level of concern.

Turner was already pretty slow to make his turn around third base on the double that Cody Bellinger hit to tie the game in the ninth inning. As it turns out, JT was clearly feeling at least some discomfort in that knee.

As a result, the Dodgers will go with Max Muncy at the hot corner in tonight’s game against New York. Turner had really been hitting well as of late, hitting .500 over his last 4 games, including 10 hits. Turner has also driven in 15 runs in the month of May and hit a combined .341 after a slow start to the year.

Turner is listed as day-to-day on the injury report.

UPDATE

Ken Gurnick provided a little more information regarding Turner’s injury.

With the news being that it’s a hamstring issue, it’s likely that manager Dave Roberts avoids using JT all together this evening.

Written by Brook Smith

Brook is the Senior Editor of Dodgers Nation, with several years of experience in sports journalism. He is an avid Dodgers and Lakers fan, and can be spotted fairly often at Dodger Stadium and Staples Center.

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