Trea Turner had a good week for the Washington Nationals. Since July 19, he’s hit three triples. He’s also managed to steal home. If you aren’t paying attention to Trea Turner on the basepaths, then you’re in trouble.
Ask Coastal Carolina. (There are levels to this but it’s kinda hilarious in hindsight.)
Turner still is looking for a permanent spot on the field for Washington, which is a serious contender for the National League pennant this year. The organization has experimented with Turner at centerfield in the minors, but it hasn’t forced that on him in the majors.
The Nats don’t really need to; there’s no pressure to make Turner an immediate contributor. He’s been pretty good lately, though, stating his case as somebody who can be at least a good situational player off the bench come playoff season.
Hitting a triple isn't cool. You know what's cool? Hitting a triple and not having to slide. Trea Turner's 3rd 3B of the year starts us off.— Washington Nationals (@Nationals) July 24, 2016
Speed always travels, right? Turner might not get a lot of opportunity as a regular down the stretch, but as usual, he’ll be making a difference with his legs.