The Nationals scored six runs en route to a 6-5 win over the New York Mets, but if the entire team was just Trea Turner, they could have eked out a tie.
That’s right: Turner was responsible or involved in at least four of the Nationals’ runs on Sunday, including a monster homer and a walk-off blast.
Turner’s day got started with a 440-foot blast that came off his bat at 110 MPH, scoring Adam Eaton and Victor Robles from first and third.
Friendly reminder that this man also leads @MLB in steals. pic.twitter.com/qzCQF3svCj— Washington Nationals (@Nationals) March 31, 2019
In the bottom of the fifth, Turner lined a hit off Mets pitcher Zack Wheeler’s leg, stealing second and coming around to score on a single from Anthony Rendon.
He then took part in a nifty double play the next half inning that primarily relied on Brian Dozier’s glove flip but required Turner’s quick pivot to come to fruition.
What do you think of this double play and why does it belong in a museum? pic.twitter.com/VwWAwfhURP— Washington Nationals (@Nationals) March 31, 2019
After the Nationals’ bullpen had a few innings that don’t need to be remembered right at this instance, Turner came up to the plate as the winning run and sent a ball over the left field fence, prompting massive relief—the first win of the season for the Nationals—and a Gatorade celebration.
Trea Turner leads @MLB in steals.— Washington Nationals (@Nationals) March 31, 2019
Trea Turner hit a HR in the 3rd.
Trea Turner hit a #WALKOFF HR in the 9th! pic.twitter.com/CovkefibAb
Trea Turner was too fast for Gatorade shower #1.— Washington Nationals (@Nationals) March 31, 2019
But rules is rules... pic.twitter.com/vxFH8Q1LZh