Major League Baseball has suspended Padres 3B/SS Manny Machado one game and fined him an undisclosed amount for “aggressively arguing” and making contact with umpire Bill Welke in the fifth inning of Saturday’s game against the Rockies in Colorado. Machado is appealing his suspension, so he can play until the matter is resolved.
Machado was unhappy with a called strike three. He had singled and doubled prior to the fateful at-bat in the fifth.
Machado, 26, is batting .261/.343/.448 with 13 home runs and 39 RBI in 297 plate appearances this season, his first with the Padres after inking a 10-year, $300 million contract in February.
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:
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.