Turner went 2-for-5 with two doubles, a run scored and two RBI in Monday's win over the Padres. While he didn't join in the Nats' homer barrage Monday, Turner continues to sting the ball, hitting .303/.378/.667 over his last eight games with three doubles and three home runs. The 24-year-old is well on pace for career highs in all four volume roto categories this year if he can avoid the injury bug.
Turner went 2-for-4 with a two-run home run Sunday against the Dodgers. Turner was the lone source of offense for the Nationals on Sunday, with his sixth home run of the season briefly giving the team a one run lead. It also continued his improved power production, as he has now hit three home runs in his past seven games. However, his stolen base production has declined drastically since the calendar flipped to May, as he is just 1-for-2 on the basepaths this month after swiping 12 bases in April.
Turner went 1-for-3 with two walks, a solo home run, a stolen base and a second run scored in Sunday's win over the Diamondbacks. After a slow start in the power department, Turner's now launched three homers in the last week to give him five on the year. Hitting at the top of the Nats' order is limiting his RBI opportunities -- all three of those recent home runs were solo shots -- but otherwise the 24-year-old is supplying fantasy value across the board, and Turner's career-high 14.8 percent walk rate is giving him an additional boost in OBP leagues.
Turner is back in the starting lineup Sunday against the Phillies, batting second in the order and getting the nod at shortstop. Turner received a rare day off Saturday, but drew a walk during a pinch-hit appearance, proving his absence was nothing physical. He'll be right back in his regular role for this one, however, hitting out of the two spot for the fifth time in the last six games.
Turner is out of the lineup against the Phillies on Saturday. Turner will retreat to the bench for the first time this season for a scheduled off day. With Anthony Rendon (toe) back from the disabled list, manager Davey Martinez elected to take advantage of having an extra body in the infield and placed Wilmer Difo at shortstop in Turner's stead. Expect Turner back in the lineup for Sunday's series finale.
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