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Trea Turner Gives His Teammates a Laugh With At-Bat Accident

Dodgers shortstop Trea Turner stepped up to the plate in the top of the second inning on Friday night and swung and missed at a 2–1 off-speed pitch from Phillies starter Ranger Suárez.

On the surface, the seems like a monotonous situation in the middle of an early-season matchup between two National League opponents.

It was anything but that.

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Turner’s swing launched his bat out of his hand in the direction of the Dodgers dugout, and it nearly took out a member of the Phillies’ promotional staff. It was clear from her reaction that she knew she dodged a serious injury, while members of the Dodgers dugout cracked up as Turner returned towards the on-deck circle to retrieve a new bat.

Nobody was hurt thankfully, so it ended up being a hysterical moment after a bad swing by Turner.

He went 1-for-2 with two walks in the game, and the Dodgers ended up beating the Phillies 4–1 on Friday tonight to open up the three-game weekend series. Hopefully he won’t give the on-field staff at Citizens Bank Park another scare like this one.

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