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Justin Turner named NL Player of the Month

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Justin Turner’s red-hot August didn’t go unnoticed, as he was named the National League player of the month.

For the month, Turner led all of baseball in batting average (.402), and on-base percentage (.491). He also had six home runs, drove in 22, and scored 20 times.

This was the first time a Dodger has won player of the month honors since Adrian Gonzalez back in April of 2015.

It was a rough start to the season for JT, as he was battling injuries, and overall not having the kind of numbers we’ve become accustomed to. To start the month, Turner had a slash line of .262/.362/.417. By the time the month ended, he turned those numbers into .312/.405/.517.

The most impressive part of Turner’s month was how clutch he was. With runners in scoring position, he hit .429, driving in 12 runs. With runners on base, Turner hit an astonishing .487.

Not only was he bringing guys in, he was delivering in the clutch as well.

On top of winning player of the month honors, Turner also named as a nominee for the Roberto Clemente award.