VIDEO: Trea Turner Makes Phillies History With Clutch Blast

Trea Turner made Phillies history with his clutch home run on Tuesday: Bill Streicher-USA TODAY Sports
Trea Turner made Phillies history with his clutch home run on Tuesday: Bill Streicher-USA TODAY Sports /

At this point, it’s clear that nothing can stop Trea Turner. Not paternity leave, not enemy fans or fielders, and certainly not opposing pitchers.

I mean, just look what he did to this poor baseball on Tuesday night.

Trea Turner Hot Streak

With the Phillies trailing the Braves 6-5, Turner led off the bottom of the ninth with an absolute bomb off of closer Raisel Iglesias, tying the game and forcing extra innings with his 26th big fly of the year.

While Philly ultimately fell in 10 innings, 7-6, it was hardly Turner’s fault. He finished 3-for-5 with the homer, 2 RBIs and a stolen base — his 27th of the season.

It was just another day at the office for Turner, who’s riding a historic hot streak over the last few weeks. With Tuesday’s homer, he became just the third player in Phillies history with at least 11 long balls during a 13-game stretch, joining Mike Schmidt in 1976 and Ryan Howard in 2008.

Pretty good company, eh? Turner’s been racking up all types of hits during that stretch, too, not just homers. He’s 24-for-55 during those 13 games, batting a scalding .436 while reaching base in nearly half (49.2%) of his plate appearances.

With multiple hits in 11 of those 13 games, Turner’s the first player in MLB history with 11 multi-hit games and 11 home runs in the same 13-game period. We’re talking about an all-time heater here.

It’s been an unbelievable turnaround for Turner, who was mired in a brutal slump for much of the season and was dropped to eighth in the lineup in early August. He’s been playing out of his mind since then, however, transforming into a one-man wrecking crew virtually overnight.

Turner’s electrifying performance has given Philadelphia a major boost in the standings, helping the club surge into the top Wild Card spot. Nothing’s guaranteed yet, however, so hopefully he keeps raking.

Don’t slow down, Trea, and don’t forget to save some dingers for the playoffs.

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