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Dodgers News: Trea Turner Recently Tied a Ichiro Suzuki 2001 Record

Dodgers shortstop Trea Turner is having a terrific 2022 season. There is no doubt, much like his former teammate, that Turner is going to get paid a hefty paycheck after the season is over. Turner ranks in the MLB top 10 in hits, RBI, stolen bases, and batting average. His OPS+ His 133 OPS+ is third on the team, behind only Mookie Betts and Freddie Freeman.

His slash line of .306/.347/.500/.847 is what you would expect from Turner throughout his career. Turner’s consistency in the lineup has also been a balm for the Dodgers, as he leads the league in total at-bats.

Ichiro?

Per Dodger Insider Cary Osborne, Turner has also done something no player has done since Mariners great Ichiro Suzuki. Turner became the first player since Ichiro Suzuki in 2001 to have two hitting streaks of at least 20 games in the same season.

Anytime your name is mentioned in the same sentence with an achievement also accomplished by Ichiro, you’re doing things right.

In Turner’s last 15 games, he’s slashed a .317/.318/.635 slash line. The walks have not been as frequent leading to fewer stolen bases, but overall Turner is having a very typical “Trea Turner” kind of season.

Turner is in the last season of his current contract and Dodger fans are clamoring for the Dodgers to bring the brinks truck for Turner to stay in the lineup for years to come. He’s one of the best shortstops in the major leagues.

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