The Los Angeles Dodgers had a lot to cheer for after Tuesday’s 9-0 shutout of the Atlanta Braves at Chavez Ravine. Hitting his first homer since April 30, third baseman Justin Turner continued his hitting dominance going yard three times in the shutout win. Equally impressive, Ryu pitched his third-ever career complete game and Los Angeles’ first complete game since Rich Hill did it back in 2017 in a 10-inning loss to Pittsburgh.
Turner’s three home run monster night makes him the fourth MLB’er to homer this season and breaks his drought of 146 appearances with only one homer. He has been heating up, as of lately reaching base safely in nine of the 10 past games and overall this season the Los Angeles third baseman has batting average of .302, on-base percentage of .391 and a slugging percentage of .434 with four home runs and 17 RBIs.
Ryu did his part on the mound throwing a gem of a shutout game in a 93 pitch, four hit and six strikeout performance. The Dodgers pitcher now has five quality starts under his belt and an ERA of 2.03 this season. What is even more impressive is that Ryu hasn’t walked a batter at home since Aug. 26 and stretch that spans 63 innings and nine starts.
The truth of the matter is, with the pitching rotation that the Dodgers have and the dominant hitters that they have on the roster, it should be no shock as to if the Dodgers will have another pitching and hitting performance like the one Ryu and Turner delivered, but when the next one will be.