Dodgers head into the postseason with plenty of questions

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SAN FRANCISCO, CALIFORNIA - SEPTEMBER 29: Will Smith #16 of the Los Angeles Dodgers celebrates with Gavin Lux #48 after hitting a two-run home run in the top of the first inning against the San Francisco Giants at Oracle Park on September 29, 2019 in San Francisco, California. (Photo by Lachlan Cunningham/Getty Images)
SAN FRANCISCO, CALIFORNIA - SEPTEMBER 29: Will Smith #16 of the Los Angeles Dodgers celebrates with Gavin Lux #48 after hitting a two-run home run in the top of the first inning against the San Francisco Giants at Oracle Park on September 29, 2019 in San Francisco, California. (Photo by Lachlan Cunningham/Getty Images) /
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LOS ANGELES, CA – SEPTEMBER 22: Justin Turner #10 of the Los Angeles Dodgers rubs pine tar on his back during warmups while playing the Colorado Rockies at Dodger Stadium on September 22, 2019 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by John McCoy/Getty Images) /

How will Justin Turner perform after limited September action?

There is a saying in baseball that some players could roll out of bed and hit.  One of the players that saying has been associated with is Justin Turner.  The Dodgers are going to find out just how true the saying is when Justin Turner returns to the lineup for Thursday’s game.  Turner has played just three games over the last three weeks as he has dealt with ankle and lower back pain.

When Thursday arrives, it will be more than a week since JT’s last game action on September 24th.  Since arriving in Los Angeles where he resurrected his career, Justin Turner has been one of the best postseason hitters in baseball.  His slash line is .313/.420/.503 in the postseason and he has hit big home runs in each of the last two NLCS.  If the Dodgers’ title drought is going to end, they will need Justin to be locked in at the plate.

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