Trea Turner talked about the standing ovation he received from the fans at Citizens Bank Park on August 4th and thanked the Jon Marks & Ike Reese Show on Wednesday afternoon.
"First off, I owe you guys a thank you," Turner said on 94WIP. "I've heard that you guys were responsible so I want to say thank you to you guys. But yeah, I think my wife saw a video on social media about it and she showed me before I went to the stadium that day. So she was kind of where I heard it first. Obviously, the whole thing happened and the rest is kind of history. Started playing a lot better and it was thanks to you guys and the crowd."
Following the ovation, Turner went on one of the most impressive hitting surges from a Phillies player in a long time. He says it is the best he's ever hit, raising his average from .236 to .263 and hitting 16 home runs during that span.
"Yeah, it was fun," Turner said. "My expectation of myself, how I played for a number of years now, I just want to do my job. Those first 100 games or so, I wasn't kind of living up to the standard that I played at for awhile and just wanted to get back to that. And then the next 35, 40 games have been pretty special. I think it's probably the best I've hit in my life, just from a power standpoint really...As far as power and consistency it's probably the best I've hit. It was a lot of fun. It felt like I kind of made for some of the mishaps in the beginning of the season."