Fatigued on their trudge toward clinching the National League West, and irritated by an ineffectual performance against the Philadelphia Phillies this week, the Dodgers ended their three-city trip Thursday with an unnerving sight: Justin Turner clutching his right thumb after getting hit by a pitch.
Turner got drilled by a 91-mph fastball from Phillies starter Mark Leiter Jr. in the first inning as the Dodgers ended a four-game losing streak with a 5-4 victory in front of 18,735 fans at Citizens Bank Park. Turner played the field in the bottom of the inning, but exited soon after. An X-ray came back negative, and the Dodgers described Turner’s injury as a bruise.
The Philadelphia Phillies and the Cincinnati Reds listen to the national anthem before the start of game 1 of NLDS on Wednesday, October 6, 2010 at Citizens Bank Park.