Here’s what Wrigley Field looks like when you start a game after a three hour, forty minute rain delay. Note: baseball games should not start after a three hour, forty minute rain delay. There were about 750 actual fans in the seats by the time the game ended according to reporters covering the game. Viva the second wild card, rendering this game essential.
Nationals shortstop Trea Turner hit for the cycle on Tuesday night against the Rockies, becoming the first National to hit for the cycle since, well, himself back on April 25, 2017… against the Rockies.
Turner led off the bottom of the first inning with a home run to center field off of Peter Lambert. He singled in the second, tripled to lead off the fourth, and hit an RBI double as part of an eight-run seventh inning to complete the cycle.
Turner is the fourth player to hit for the cycle this season. The others:
- Jorge Polanco, Twins: April 5, 2019 vs. Phillies
- Shohei Ohtani, Angels: June 13, 2019 vs. Rays
- Jake Bauers, Indians: June 14, 2019 vs. Tigers
After completing the cycle, Turner is hitting .286/.343/.494 with eight home runs, 25 RBI, 41 runs scored, and 20 stolen bases in 277 plate appearances this season.