Trea Turner's sensational opening weekend

Brian Tinsman
March 31, 2019 - 11:48 pm
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While the rest of the baseball world obsessed over Bryce Harper this weekend, his former teammate, Trea Turner, ran wild in Washington.

In three games, he is already 1/20th of the way to his manager's goal of 80 stolen bases on the year. That's four in three games, putting him on pace for 216 this season. Even if he drops off the pace by half, he'll have one of the best seasons in baserunning history.

When that wasn't enough, Turner also showed some serious power, crushing two home runs on Sunday.

His first blast came with two men on in the third inning. This put the Nats on the board:

He also flashed his glove in the field, showing terrific rapport with newcomer second baseman Brian Dozier. With speed on the basepaths, it doesn't get better than this:

Then, with the Nats staring down an 0-3 start at home, Turner delivered again in the ninth, this time lacing a pitch into left field for the go-ahead score:

Turner comes out of Opening Weekend with the MLB lead in stolen bases, the team lead in home runs, hits and RBI.

That's not a bad start to the 2019 season.

 

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