Former NC State All-American Shortstop Trea Turner hit the first Grand Slam of his MLB career last night.
Turner’s first career slam was only part of a historic night for him. He was 3 for 5, with 2 home runs, and 8 RBI. The 8 RBI tied the MLB record for RBI’s in a single-game by a leadoff hitter. They were also the second most in a single-game by a Nats player, regardless of place in the batting order (Anthony Rendon – 1 0).
The Nationals were down 9-0 in the 4th inning, but Turner wasn’t about to back down, nearly covering the deficit by himself.
“I keep talking about the momentum,” Turner said. “I think that game was a huge momentum swing for us. If we can continue to ride that and play good baseball like we did — after maybe the first four innings or so — then I think we can beat anybody.”
“I kind of play it all through my head, because I tell myself [to prepare for] what situation I’m going to be in. So, I think it’s something that I play through my head, but to actually do it is pretty good, pretty special.” — Turner, on his grand slam (MLB)