WASHINGTON – Trea Turner thought three bags after making contact. Everyone else at the ballpark did just that.
Turner finished his record-breaking third cycle with three tackles for the Washington Nationals on Wednesday, beating the Tampa Bay Rice 15-6 on his 28th birthday.
The Elias Sports Bureau reports that the quick-stop Adrian Beltre, Babe Herman, Bob Meusel and John Reilly have joined the ranks, becoming the fifth player in major league history with three cycles.
“I’m thinking about getting out of the box three times,” Turner said of his last shot as he drove it to the right field wall, “usually in front of me, hoping he wouldn’t take it right away. make my decision. ”
As Turner’s fourth shot of the day floated along the line, he immediately rose, waiting for the sixth game to play.
And the rays were prepared. Manuel Margot beat up fired man Mike Broson. The relay of the second foundation was true.
But Turner slightly beat Yandy Diaz’s label with a head slide.
“It all got up,” Nationals manager Dave Martines said of his dubbing. “Almost all of them wanted to be on the field. And when he was safe, there was loud joy. … I love watching him run. ”
Turner joins the old-style club as an exclusive.
In addition to Belt, others took them with three cycles until the mid-30s.
“I think it’s luck, it’s tools to hit for power and at least speed,” Turner said. “I remember when Adrian Beltre did it a while ago, I thought it was very interesting that he was tied to the lead with a trio. Because you don’t think of him as a fast guy. “
Terna singled out Drew Rasmussen, who opened the Tampa Bay in the first game, scored a double in the game against Ryan Sheriff (0-1), then hit a 14th homer from Michael Vacha in the fourth game.
Ryan Zimmerman squeezed his finger on the slide, but struck a seventh blow to Turner, who was daytime.
“It’s just a sign that he’s noisy,” Martinez said of Turner. “When he walks well, there is no information on where he can hit the ball and hit the ball with force.
The modern offense came from the rest of the nation.
Starlin Castro hit a third homer and drove alone and four. Josh Bell had three hits and Juan Soto had three hits and two RBIs.
Jordi Mercer has added his first homer of the season for the Nationals, who has made 18 hits and has scored 24 times since June 19.
Washington scored four in the third, three in the sixth and four more in the eighth.
John Lester (2-3) allowed five runs in seven shots, hitting three and passing two.
Mike Zunino has hit his 18th home and fourth in his last five games for Tampa Bay. Dias added a third time to the Rails lineup, which he lost for the eighth time in a row.
“I’m happy for Z,” Cun said. About Zunino, who is currently hitting .210 with 36 RBI. “I would love to see him join this All-Star team. He played like a star for us.”
The sheriff allowed four runs and finished only two fights after entering to start the third, the same day he was called up from Triple-A Durham.