Watch Dave Robert rush to Justin Turner’s defense after he gets nailed in the head (Video)

Dodgers manager Dave Roberts. (Scott Taetsch-USA TODAY Sports)
Dodgers manager Dave Roberts. (Scott Taetsch-USA TODAY Sports) /

Los Angeles Dodgers manager Dave Roberts was the first one out of the dugout to check on Justin Turner after he was nailed in the head by a pitch.

Justin Turner missed out on making the NL All-Star team on Sunday. Then he took a pitch to the head.

The good news for the Dodgers infielder is he can feel confident his manager has his back.

When the pitch knocked Turner to the dirt, Dave Roberts was the first man out of the dugout, running to make sure his player was alright.

Find someone who cares about you the way Dave Roberts cares about Justin Turner, indeed.

The manager also made a fuss late in the game, complaining to the home plate umpire about his performance.

The fans absolutely loved to see it.

Dave Roberts rushed to Justin Turner’s side when he got hit in the head

Fortunately, Turner was no worse for wear after the scary moment. The ball skittered off his shoulder before meeting his helmet, leaving no serious damage.

Teammate Max Muncy jokingly made sure Turner was all there after the incident.

Turner was able to take his base and didn’t have to come out of the game.

The 36-year-old is in his 13th season in the majors, but he’s not showing his age just yet. He’s averaging .295/.387/.484 with 13 home runs and 41 RBI. His numbers aren’t quite at the All-Star level he reached in 2017, but he’s not too far off.

The Dodgers are on a hot streak with nine straight victories. They’re tied for first place in the NL West with the Giants. Sunday’s victory also gave them the season sweep over the Nationals.

They’ll stay on the road with a series against the Marlins starting on Monday.

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