Traded for each other in 2014, Trea Turner and Wil Myers have baseball's only cycles this year
Hitters love Coors Field. Padres slugger Wil Myers certainly does, as he picked up the second cycle in San Diego history on April 11. Two weeks to the day later, Trea Turner accomplished the same feat for the Nationals in their 15-12 win over, you guessed it, the Rockies on Tuesday night.
The parallels between the two players' Coors cycles don't end there. Both Myers and Turner were part of the massive three-team trade between the Nats, the Rays and the Padres that sent Myers to San Diego and Turner to D.C. (as Turner was later named as the PTBNL in the original deal). And here we are, three years later, with both the Padres and Nats reaping the benefits of that arrangement. (Another relevant note: Joe Ross, who started Tuesday's game for the Nats, was also sent to D.C. in that '14 trade).
And that's just where the similarities begin with these two players. The triple can prove to be the most elusive of the four hits required for a cycle, but both Myers and Turner legged theirs out successfully after picking up a single, double and homer:
There's more! In Monday night's game, four Nats hitters: Turner (of course), Adam Eaton, Ryan Zimmerman and Anthony Rendon teamed up to hit for the cycle in the sixth inning. Little did everybody know that was just a preview of what was to come on Tuesday:
Just as Myers joined an exclusive list in Padres franchise history with his cycle, Turner joins Cristian Guzman (2008) and Brad Wilkerson (2005) in a special club in Nats team history:
Turner finished the night 4-for-6 with four runs scored and seven RBIs, a stat line that put him in even rarer company:
Have a night, young man.