The Class A Advanced Tampa left-hander limited Lakeland to just two hits and a walk while fanning nine over seven innings, registering his second career complete game in a 7-0 shutout.
The effort matched season highs in scoreless innings and strikeouts for Turley. The 22-year-old said he felt like he could have gone the distance if it hadn't been a twinbill.
"I'm pretty tired right now, but yeah, I feel I would have wanted to go out there and compete still," he noted. "[This start] is up there, I feel good about it. I had some help in the field and everything just kind of went my way."
Turley said the key to matching his season high in punchouts -- he also fanned nine in his first start April 5 -- was a curveball he could reliably fire off in two-strike counts.
"I got away with throwing it down in the dirt, they were chasing," he said, "but I also had it called for strikes. It was good tonight.
"I was throwing all my pitches for strikes and keeping the ball down, getting ahead in the count."
The California native has turned it up a notch in his last five starts, going 3-0 while allowing just two earned runs over 27 innings for an 0.67 ERA. In 16 appearances this year -- 15 of them starts -- he's allowed three runs or more only four times.
After Monday's outing, Turley (6-3) now boasts a 2.69 ERA overall with 89 strikeouts and 28 walks in 80 1/3 innings. He ranks second in the Florida State League in ERA and sixth in strikeouts.
Those numbers bear a large resemblance to his output from last season with Class A Charleston, where he put up a 2.51 ERA in 82 1/3 innings. He also fanned 82 while walking 21 before he made two starts at the end of the season for Tampa.
It's a lot of success for a pitcher who was drafted with the third-to-last pick in the 2008 Draft by New York, and it wouldn't be shocking to see him earn another late-season callup this year.
That, of course, isn't his focus, however.
"If a callup happens then I'll be happy with that, that's always the goal, but I'm just trying to focus on doing well here," he said. "I feel like I can keep this going. I feel good."
Zach Wilson led the Yankees offense, going 2-for-2 with a triple, a double and two runs scored. Adonis Garcia also went 2-for-2 with a double and two RBIs.
Tampa won the first game of the doubleheader as well, 3-1.