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.
While everything going on these days — the illnesses, the stress on the medical system, the stay-at-home-orders, the loss of mobility and the loss of work — hits poor and working people harder than it does well-paid professional athletes, the jocks have their own set of challenges too.
For example, Dallas, like almost everyplace else, is under stay-at-home order in response to the pandemic. That means that Texas Rangers slugger Joey Gallo can’t go to Globe Life Field and take his hacks in the batting cage as usual. So what’s a guy in his position to do?
Why, set up a cage in his de-luxe apartment in the sky:
Given how hard Gallo hits the ball, I’m sort of freaking out watching this, worrying that one bad bit of partial contact is going to shatter his windows. But I guess that’s a Joey Gallo problem.