Update (11:29 PM ET): Sounds like Turner is going to miss some time. He has a broken index finger, per ESPN’s Buster Olney.
Nationals shortstop Trea Turner was taken out in the first inning of Tuesday night’s game against the Phillies after being hit by a Zach Eflin fastball while attempting to lay down a bunt. Turner took a first-pitch strike before attempting his bunt, but Eflin’s fastball ran a bit more than he expected and hit him on what appeared to be his index finger. Turner was examined by team trainers before exiting. Wilmer Difo replaced him and finished the at-bat by striking out.
That’s hard to watch for the Nationals. Turner was the hero on Sunday against the Mets as he had a two-homer day, including a walk-off solo home run. He entered the game batting .385 with the pair of homers, four RBI, four runs scored, and four stolen bases.
The Nationals should pass along word regarding Turner’s condition later tonight.
The Tampa Bay Times reports that the newest Tampa Bay Buccaneer, quarterback Tom Brady, has a new place to live in the Bay Area: Derek Jeter’s house:
Brady has arrived in Tampa Bay and is in the process of moving his family into the sprawling, 30,000-square foot mansion on Davis Islands built by Yankees Hall of Fame shortstop Derek Jeter, the Tampa Bay Times has confirmed. The home features seven bedrooms, nine bathrooms, an entertainment room and billiards room that wraps around a pool with two boat lifts providing access to Tampa Bay.
It’s like a crossover episode conceived by sports yakkers like me. It’s like a gift from Content Heaven. Like, I had NO reason to talk about Derek Jeter today, but now I can mention how much progress he has made as a human being. After all, a mere 16 years ago he wouldn’t move 25 feet to third base to make room for Alex Rodriguez — and wouldn’t move to his left for anything — but now he’s willing to completely move out of his house for Brady.
See, we can all grow, even in trying times like this. Bless you, Derek.