Dodgers: The 2019 Dodgers as Avengers Characters
Iron Man: Justin Turner
After being “kidnapped” by the Mets, JT was able to escape and make his way to Los Angeles. This was thanks to a revamped approach at the plate (suit). He is Iron Man. Thanks to this “suit” he was able to make his way into becoming a giant star.
That my friends, is the story of Justin Turner and why he fits perfectly with being Iron Man. If he was never able to create that top-level approach and swing, he is not even a thought in the minds of Dodger fans. However, he did do that and now he is one of the most important and beloved members of this team.
We all know the Justin Turner story by now. He was a career utility player. Then he was non-tendered by New York in 2013. That opened the door for the Dodgers to sign him in 2014. He would serve a similar role with Los Angeles at first. Then he forced his way into an everyday role and the rest is history.
Justin Turner has gotten off to a slow start in 2019. Hopefully, things will begin to change. Turner will be a big piece for the Dodgers if they want to make yet another deep playoff run. He also hit the two of the most clutch postseason home runs since Kirk Gibson’s infamous home run.