After the Dodgers dropped the opener on Friday 6-5, Ryu was tasked with helping the club get a split on the road before the series moves to Los Angeles on Monday.
Less than 24 hours later, Turner ignited his team, as he so often has, by launching the two-run home run that gave the Dodgers the 4-3 lead they rode to victory on Saturday, evening this best-of-seven series against the Milwaukee Brewers at one game apiece.
High-powered Los Angeles had just two singles off starter Wade Miley before breaking through against Milwaukee's vaunted bullpen.
Ryu was coming off a brilliant start in Game 1 of the NL Division Series versus the Atlanta Braves on October 4, when he tossed seven shutout innings and struck out eight in a 6-0 victory.
"Never concerned. As long as we have outs left, we know we're in the game", Turner told Fox Sports postgame. Is Milwaukee a strong bet again this afternoon to grab a commanding 2-0 series advantage? Orlando Arcia and Travis Shaw homered, and Lorenzo Cain robbed David Freese of a two-run drive with a leaping grab over the wall in center.
But through the first two games, it would be hard to argue the Dodgers' bullpen has not been the better unit.
The Milwaukee Brewers put Xavier Cedeno on their roster for the NL Championship Series against Los Angeles, adding another left-hander to their deep bullpen for the matchup with the Dodgers' power-packed lineup.
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Cody Bellinger got Los Angeles on the board with an RBI single in the seventh, chasing Corbin Burnes and stopping an 0-for-15 slide in the playoffs that landed him on the bench at the start of the game. Brewers relief pitcher Jeremy Jeffress then walked in Austin Barnes, scoring Many Machado. All the momentum is with the Dodgers right now. "It was a good feeling for it to go our way right there at the end", Knebel said. "I knew it was a homer, and it's cool to run around the bases and see all your teammates going insane, jumping up and down and waiting for you".
"It wasn't my best game there, but during the season you got one or two bad games", Chacin said.
"If they go bullpen game, like they did against the Rockies, it's a seven-game set", Dodgers infielder Max Muncy said.
"Who knew that we would make it this far and the biggest piece of stress going into this game would be George Webb's hamburgers?" Jesus Aguilar finished 1-for-3 with a solo home run. Manny Pina was 1-for-2 with two walks and a run.
"If you're talking about the grind, the tough conversations, the identity of our ballclub - he's probably the face", Roberts said.
Turner rebounded from an zero-for-five showing in game one on Friday that included four strikeouts, producing his first home run of this post-season.