The Washington Nationals are right in the thick of the wild card race in the National League and Trea Turner did his part on Tuesday Night. The speedy shortstop hit for the cycle in his teams 11-1 win over the Rockies.
Trea Turner Cycle: How It Happened
Turner got things going early. Leading off the bottom of the first inning he found the other side of the wall in centerfield. That was only a sign of things to come on the night.
It didn’t take long for Turner to get his next chance at the plate. In the second inning, he stepped up and hit a line drive off of pitcher Peter Lambert. The ball deflected to first base, but Turner had too much speed not to beat it out.
The next time Turner would step up to the plate would be the 5th inning. This at-bat is where he would take care of the toughest part. Turner hit a slicing ball to right field and Charlie Blackmon tried to make a sliding catch. Blackmon missed the ball and with Turner’s speed, it was a stand-up triple.
With Turner stepping up to the plate in the bottom of the seventh, the cycle was on the line. On a 1-0 count, Turner smacked a ball into the right-center gap and for Turner, this was an easy stand up double.
Trea Turner was able to complete his cycle fairly early in the game. He finished the game 4-5 with two runs driven in and he scored two runs as well.
Ironically this wasn’t his first cycle against the Rockies. On April 25, 2017, he also hit for the cycle against Colorado.
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