The Washington Nationals have been scuffling badly in recent weeks and Thursday night appeared to be more of the same as they fell behind the Miami Marlins 9-1 over the first four innings. But then Trea Turner took matters into his own hands.
Turner finished the game with three hits and eight runs batted in—four of those ribbies came on his first career grand slam, which turned a 9-6 deficit into a 10-9 lead. Washington would go on from there to win the game, 14-12.
Trea Turner's first career grand slam could not have come at a better time. pic.twitter.com/djYBV3JeS2— Nationals on MASN (@masnNationals) July 6, 2018
After hitting a pair of ‘em tonight, Turner has 11 home runs on the season, matching his total from all of last season. If he stays healthy, he’ll certainly best his career high of 13 homers, which he set back in 2016. He’s already got a career-best 39 walks the season and is slashing .280/.357/.427. And of course he remains a stolen base machine, with 22 bags in 26 attempts.