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Trea Turner looking to be ‘more aggressive’ at plate

Trea Turner has struggled for the Dodgers this postseason

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Championship Series - Los Angeles Dodgers v Atlanta Braves - Game One Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images

After winning the batting title, it’s been a struggle for Trea Turner this postseason. He went 3-for-22 (.136 AVG) during the NLDS against the Giants.

He bounced back nicely in Game 1 of the NLCS as he recorded two hits, but he feels he needs to be more aggressive at the plate.

“I feel like I’m not doing enough,” Turner said following the game. “I feel like I haven’t been aggressive enough. For me, I need to take those chances and be aggressive. I think when I’m aggressive I’ll take balls and swing at strikes and do what I need to. I feel like in the last 5-6 games I haven’t been aggressive enough.”

Turner doesn’t have a walk this postseason and has struck out in five of his last six games, including last night in a crucial moment in the game. With a runner on third and two outs in the seventh, Turner struck out swinging at what would have been a ball.

Turner was excellent with the Dodgers after the trade deadline, but LA will need offensive production from him if they want to advance to the World Series.

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