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.
ICYMI: Justin Turner helped the #Dodgers #BeatTheSnakes with this solo shot off Greinke!— #BeatSF (@OCDodgerFans) September 1, 2018
That's why he's our Player of The Game. pic.twitter.com/mGjh9zV1fc
ICYMI: HOW #SWEEP IT IS! #DODGERS #SweepSD #BeatSD 7-3 before a crowd of 43,252 at #DodgerStadium behind a huge day from #JustinTurner @redturn2 3-5, 5 RBI, 2 2B, R. ⚾️ #RedTurn2 #PlayersWeekend #LADetermined #WeLoveLA #DodgersSWEEP pic.twitter.com/eWrJpvn0gU— └A DODGERS LAKERS NEWS (@DodgersLakers) August 27, 2018
Justin Turner with the walk-off! Dodgers win in 12 innings against the Padres! #Dodgers #RedTurn2 pic.twitter.com/EK3EHqQlY2— Sports Notes (@SportsNotes23) August 26, 2018
On top of winning player of the month honors, Turner also named as a nominee for the Roberto Clemente award.
Justin Turner was named #Dodgers nominee for the Roberto Clemente Award, the most prominent player award from MLB. It recognizes a player who best represents the game through extraordinary character, community involvement, philanthropy & positive contributions, on/off field.— Alanna Rizzo (@alannarizzo) September 4, 2018