Turner aiming for rookie record in Bronx

Justin Turner

Justin Turner

#2 2B
New York Mets

2011 STATS

  • GM18
  • HR1

  • RBI13

  • R7

  • OBP.393

  • AVG.333

Justin Turner can match Ron Swoboda's 1965 franchise rookie record if he can drive in a run Friday at Yankee Stadium. Turner has produced an RBI in five straight games, one shy of Swoboda's mark, according to the Elias Sports Bureau.

Turner is tied for the longest streak by a Mets rookie in the past 30 years. Catcher Jason Phillips in 2003 also drove in a run in five straight games.

Turner has 10 RBIs over the five-game span. He scored Josh Thole for the lone run in Thursday afternoon's 1-0 win against the Washington Nationals.