After going 0-for-4 on Friday, Justin Turner had three hits, two doubles and a home run, on Saturday. The Dodgers will hope that yesterday’s performance will be indicative to how well Turner plays for the rest of the regular season.
Justin Turner has been one of major league baseball’s best hitters after the All-Star Game since arriving to Los Angeles. Turner has a .916 OPS which is seventh among all players with a minimum of 1000 plate appearances from 2014 - 2018 after the All-Star Game.
2014-2018 Top Second Half Batters (min. 1000 PA)
In 2018, Turner was second to Christian Yelich with a 1.066 OPS, his overall second half batting line was .356/.447/.619.
Turner had a good first half, he hit .294/.375/.446 in 333 plate appearances. His power was almost non-existent before May, since then he has hit 11 home runs and 15 doubles up through yesterday.
Dodgers on first of four East Coast trips in second half
Aside from a two-day visit to Tampa, the Dodgers did not make an East Coast visit in the first half. That will change as the Dodgers finish up in Boston today and then they go to Philadelphia to conclude their first full trip to East Coast.
Which prior Dodger team will the 2019 version emulate in the second half
The Dodgers ended the first half with a 60-32 record. As the second half begins, will this team play like their 2013 and 2014 Dodger teams, if they do, they will be well over 100 wins this season.
Dodgers Post All-Star Break Record (by winning pct)