Turner is out of the lineup for Wednesday's game against the Phillies, J.P. Hoornstra of the Los Angeles Daily News reports. He receives a day off following a 1-for-4 performance Tuesday. Turner's absence Wednesday is a bit odd, considering he has gone 4-for-8 with a homer in his career against Phillies' starter Zack Wheeler, but there's been no indication it's anything other than a normal day of rest for the 36-year-old. Zach McKinstry gets the start at third base Wednesday.
Turner is out of the lineup for Sunday's game against the Rangers, Fabian Ardaya of The Athletic reports. After batting .325 while starting in each of the past 11 games, Turner will sit out the series finale in a planned rest day. Zach McKinstry will fill in at third base for Turner, who should draw back into the lineup for Monday's game against the Phillies.
Turner went 1-for-5 with a solo home run in a 12-1 win over the Rangers on Friday. Turner went back-to-back with Max Muncy in the first inning off starter Mike Foltynewicz but was otherwise quiet. The home run was Turner's 12th in 60 games after swatting only four in 42 games last season, and he's on pace to slug more homers than doubles (10) for the first time in his career.
Turner went 3-for-5 with two solo home runs in Wednesday's 2-1 win over Pittsburgh. The third baseman accounted for both of the Dodgers' runs, going yard off Pittsburgh starter Tyler Anderson in the first and third innings. Both homers came with two outs. Turner continues to be an effective hitter in the heart of the order with a .274/.366/.476 slash line, 11 homers, 32 RBI and 39 runs scored across 246 plate appearances this year.
Turner is out of the lineup Sunday against the Giants, David Vassegh of AM 570 LA Sports reports. Turner started the past 10 games and will receive a breather for Sunday's series finale. Zach McKinstry will start at the hot corner for the Dodgers.
|vs SAN DIEGO||0||0||0||0||0||0||0|
|vs PEACOCK (CAREER)||0/2||0||0||0||0||0||1|