The Philadelphia Phillies celebrated Friday night with a resounding ovation for their battle-tested shortstop, Trey Turner.
This is no longer a secret.
Turner has been struggling extensively at the plate.
In the offseason, the exceptionally capable shortstop marked a great 11-year, $300 million arrangement with the Philadelphia Phillies. Notwithstanding, he still can’t seem to satisfy the hopes of both the group and its fans.
Things have not worked out as expected.
In his last 15 games, Turner has hit a humble .236/.289/.367 cut line and a horrifying .133/.200/.200 during his ongoing downturn.
Manager Rob Thompson has been forced to move him down in the lineup from his usual second spot and is considering benching him for a few days.
Turner’s battles put something aside for a seven-game street stretch where he went 3-for-28 with eight strikeouts.
At the point when he got back against the Kansas City Royals, many thought about what sort of reaction he would get from the requesting Philadelphia swarm.
During his first at-bat, before more than 36,000 fans, many remained to show their help for the shortstop during his difficult stretch.
Turner said, “I thought it was pretty [expletive] cool. The fans have me covered. They’re staying with me. It feels far better to see that,” Turner said.
He went 1-for-4 with an RBI single in the 6th inning, assisting the Philadelphia Phillies with restricting the shortfall to one go against the A’s.
The same at-bat had encouraged the shortstop, “That’s my swing. It’s something that I haven’t been able to do for a second — attack that fastball a different way. I feel like I fouled off that same pitch a thousand times this year. So, that was a good sign for the swing.”
No one is expecting anyone to turn around his struggles. Behind the fanbase’s support, everyone hopes that Friday night’s performance sparks a turnaround in his game.