Rob Thomson was on WIP this morning where he mentioned Trea Turner will get the night off, which is Topper’s decision, in the rubber match tonight. He also said they could drop him in the lineup like they did earlier in the season to get him going:

Here’s how Turner has performed outside of the two spot.

Turner has only hit in outside of the two spot in 22 games this year. In those spots he’s slashed .249/.277/.441 with 24 hits, two homers, eight RBIs, and 26 K’s in 92 at bats. The slugging number is the only thing you can really hang your hat on there. He’s performed best in the cleanup spot slashing .296/.345/.556 with eight hits, two home runs, and an OPS of .900 in only 27 at bats.

In his first 100 games as a Phillie he’s batting .245/.297/.384 with 102 hits, 10 homers, 34 RBIs, and 107 K’s. This time last year, through his first 100 games with the Dodgers, he was hitting .310/.353/.505 with 126 hits, 16 homers, 73 RBIs, and 83 strikeouts. Imagine that production in the #2 hole.

So will he bounce back? Nobody knows. But we’re stuck with him for the next 10 years so he has too. Personally, I need him too because I own the most Trea Turner stock in Philly and I’m about to be out on the streets:

I’m like Randolph and Mortimer Duke buying all the frozen concentrated orange juice. I’ve been duped!

Still, I advise you to gobble as much up as you can. You ever heard of buy low, sell high? I’m chalking this season up to his Castellanos year. Maybe he’ll make some big time plays or shine in the postseason. Then next year it’s to the moon! That’s when the 7READERS (great fan group name for Trea) cash.