We’re not even through the first month of the 2017 MLB season, and we’ve already seen two cycles at Coors Field (which is of course the first stadium you’d guess for a cycle).
The first one came courtesy of the San Diego Padres’ Wil Myers (just the second in Padres history!), and the second cycle was provided by the Washington Nationals’ Trea Turner on Tuesday night.
And here’s a neat factoid: Turner and Myers were once involved in the same trade.
— MLB Stat of the Day (@MLBStatoftheDay) April 26, 2017
Needing a triple for the cycle, Turner got it on this bases-clearing triple down the right field line in the top of the seventh:
Have a game, @treavturner!
— MLB (@MLB) April 26, 2017
And he did so while looking like a ninja:
— Sung Min Kim (@sung_minkim) April 26, 2017
It’s the first Nationals cycle since 2008:
Trea Turner is the first National to hit for the cycle since Cristian Guzman in 2008 vs the Dodgers. 9th cycle in franchise history. pic.twitter.com/V3yuJ56iqJ
— ESPN Stats & Info (@ESPNStatsInfo) April 26, 2017
He also has seven RBI. I say has, as this game is still going on. It’s been a classic Coors Field slugfest, with the Nationals currently leading the Rockies 15-11 in the bottom of the eighth.
Update: The Nats won 15-12.