Jayson Stark On Trea Turner Finally Coming Up Big
The Phillies are in a bad way. We are getting close to Memorial Day, and they are still not living up to expectations. The Starting Pitching is a mess. The bats have not woken up yet. The fielding is awful. And they are making stupid mistakes on the base path still. But today, they took a step in the right direction. After trailing the Diamondbacks 5-0, they came back to avoid a sweep. With Trea Turner playing hero by hitting a game tying 2 run shot in the bottom of the 9th with 2 outs. And following that big moment and win, Jayson Stark joined The Best Show Ever.
One of the things he weighed in on was Trea Turner’s big moment.
“That was a moment that felt like it was waiting to happen. Trea Turner is not close to as bad as he has looked. He has just gotten into the mode of swinging at everything he sees. He’s number 10 in the MLB at swinging at pitches out of the strike zone. With the worst contact rate when he swing s at those. I don’t know why anyone throws him strikes. But he got one in the bottom of the 9th, and he made them pay.”
Jayson Stark also talked about the upcoming road trip where they will face both the Braves and the Mets.
“Its definitely a huge trip… I don’t think they will win the division anyway. These opportunities to make up ground head to head are more rare now… Lets see where they are. I don’t even know. But I do wonder if today has meaning, both for Trea Turner and the team. Because the body language for the team the last two weeks has been really bad.”
You can listen to the full conversation with Jayson Stark below: