If you missed it, or just want to watch it again, here’s Justin Turner‘s walk-off three-run home run that won Game 2 of the NLCS for the Dodgers on Sunday night.
Turner, 32, had another outstanding regular season, finishing with a .322/.415/.530 slash line along with 21 home runs, 71 RBI, and 72 runs scored in 543 plate appearances. He’s hit safely in all five postseason games thus far. Sunday’s blast marked his second in the playoffs this year.
Prior to Turner, the last Dodger to hit a walk-off homer in the postseason was Kirk Gibson in Game 1 of the 1988 World Series. That one came against Hall of Famer Dennis Eckersley.
There were a few exhibitions against college teams yesterday but today the Grapefruit League and Cactus League schedules begin in earnest, with big league teams, more or less, facing big league team, more or less.
The baseball will look like baseball, but the teams will be wearing different caps today: black caps with the maroon “SD” of Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, where 17 people were killed in a mass shooting on February 14.
All teams and umpire crews will wear the caps pre-game, and they have the option to wear the caps during the games. The only two teams not playing today — the Royals and Rangers — will wear them tomorrow.
After the games players will sign the caps and they will be auctioned off to raise money for the Broward Education Foundation, which benefits the official Stoneman Douglas Victims’ Fund.
Here’s today’s schedule: