WATCH: Trea Turner Denied by Stadium in Extremely Unlucky Flyout During Atlanta Braves vs LA Dodgers NLCS

Published 10/18/2021, 8:30 AM EDT
Oct 1, 2021; Los Angeles, California, USA; Los Angeles Dodgers second baseman Trea Turner (6) hits a grand slam home run against the Milwaukee Brewers during the fifth inning at Dodger Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Gary A. Vasquez-USA TODAY Sports


The odds weren’t in favor of the Los Angeles Dodgers last night as they lost a second consecutive game against the Atlanta Braves in NLCS. Among others, Dodgers star Trea Turner, who has been struggling in the post-season, continued his poor form even on Sunday.

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The Atlanta Braves are dominating the NLCS having clean swept the first two games. In breathtaking style, the Braves clinched their victory with 5-4 last night.

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Trea Turner misses out on a home run

Los Angeles Dodgers’ Trea Turner secured the batting title during the 2021 season. However, his bat seems to be having an off time in the post-season. During the NLDS matches, he went for 3-for-22 (.136 AVG) against San Francisco Giants. 

Entering NLCS, he tried to make a comeback in the first game but failed to do so as the Braves triumphed over the Dodgers. 

In Game 2 of NLCS, Turner made an excellent attempt, swinging his bat for a day-saving home run; however, the Braves’ home ground, Turist Park, did not seem to be in favor of the Dodgers. Unexpectedly, his ball’s speed slowed down and fell into the hands of Eddie Rosario. Notably, Eddie was the hero of the day, as he later scored the stunning walk-off for the Braves. 

According to stats, if it would have been any other stadium, the fly-out would have been a home run. Safe to say, it just wasn’t his day.  

Oct 17, 2021; Cumberland, Georgia, USA; Atlanta Braves left fielder Eddie Rosario (8) makes a running catch for the out on Los Angeles Dodgers second baseman Trea Turner (6) during the third inning in game two of the 2021 NLCS at Truist Park. Mandatory Credit: Dale Zanine-USA TODAY Sports

Next up, Game 3

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The two teams will now face each other in Game 3 of the National League Championship Series. Atlanta Braves have a huge advantage over the Dodgers with a two-game lead, while Dodgers are yet to make an opening. Notably, the clash is scheduled for Tuesday, 19th October.

Oct 17, 2021; Cumberland, Georgia, USA; Atlanta Braves right fielder Joc Pederson (22) hits a two run homerun during the fourth inning against the Los Angeles Dodgers in game two of the 2021 NLCS at Truist Park. Mandatory Credit: Dale Zanine-USA TODAY Sports

If the Braves win again, they will be just one win away from clinching the NLCS. Do you think the LA Dodgers will make a comeback on Tuesday?

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Shreya Verma

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Shreya Verma is a US Sports writer at EssentiallySports. A post-graduation student in political science, Shreya is also a professional 10m air pistol shooter. Taking after her athlete father, she was naturally inclined towards the athletic life.

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