Dodgers Mets Position-By-Position Breakdown
By Alex Campos
Sep 15, 2015; Los Angeles, CA, USA; Los Angeles Dodgers third baseman Justin Turner (10) during the game against the Colorado Rockies at Dodger Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Jayne Kamin-Oncea-USA TODAY Sports
LAD Justin Turner– .289/.364/.486, 15 HR, 137 wRC+, 3.4 WAR
NYM David Wright– .303/.377/.431, 3 HR, 133 wRC+, 0.9 WAR (only 26 games)
This is another position that could get complicated with Kelly Johnson or Daniel Murphy getting playing time. But since he’s a righty and a Mets’ legend, I’m going with Wright over them in this series.
Getting cut by the Mets might be the best thing that could have happened to Turner, as he’s been nothing but excellent over the past two years with the Dodgers. Turner has pretty extreme reverse splits (.313/.378/.528 against righties, .221/.324/.368 against lefties) which helps his case against the Mets’ righty-heavy rotation.
Wright has played well in extremely limited time this season due to a spine injury, so it’s kind of a crapshoot as to which Mets infielder will get playing time at third. I’d still take Turner over Wright, Uribe or Murphy, so it’s kind of a moot point.
Advantage: Dodgers (2-0-3)
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