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Dodgers’ Turner: End Extra Innings with HR Derby

first_img Tags: Coronavirus/COVID-19/Extra Innings/Home Run Derby/Justin Turner/MLB April 3, 2020 /Coronavirus (COVID-19) related news and sports stories, Sports News – Local Dodgers’ Turner: End Extra Innings with HR Derby Written by FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmail(Los Angeles, CA) — Dodgers’ third-baseman Justin Turner has a game-changing idea for how Major League Baseball can avoid long games.Turner says, if teams are still tied after the 10th inning, games should end in a home run derby.With coronavirus shortening the MLB season and likely forcing teams to play doubleheaders every week, Turner thinks long extra-inning games would wear out relief pitchers.He’s proposing a three-round homerun derby instead. Each team would get to send up their three best hitters, who would get either 10 pitches or five outs to work with per round. Whoever has the most homeruns at the end, wins.He credits the NHL’s shootout for giving him the three-round idea.Turner also says a coach should throw the pitches to save pitcher’s arms. Associated Presslast_img read more