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.
Justin Turner was grabbing the back of his right knee after scoring tying run. #Dodgers
— David Vassegh (@THEREAL_DV) May 30, 2019
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.
Ken Gurnick provided a little more information regarding Turner’s injury.
Justin Turner slight hamstring tightness. Just a day off for Corey Seager.
— Ken Gurnick (@kengurnick) May 30, 2019
With the news being that it’s a hamstring issue, it’s likely that manager Dave Roberts avoids using JT all together this evening.