|W: Romero (2-1, 6.00)|
|L: Marquez (0-1, 18.00)|
NATS Win in Mile High Slug Fest; Turner Hit-for-the-Cycle
After a rain delay, it was an action-packed game with Trea Turner (.289) hitting for the cycle, the NATS first since 2008 (see below). He went 4-for-6 with 7 RBI. Turner’s cycle: single (1st), double (2nd), HR (6th), triple (7th). The triple scored three (Wieters, Lind, Eaton); he had 10 total bases. Daniel Murphy (.325) also had a triple, going 3-for-5 with 5 RBI. Adam Eaton (.286-3 runs) and Bryce Harper (.400-2 runs) both had 2 hits, Ryan Zimmerman (.371-2 runs) went 1-for-4.
Starter Joe Ross (6.17) went 4.2 innings, giving up 5 earned runs on 5 hits, 2 walks, 2 HRs; he struck out 2. Enny Romero (6.00) replaced Ross, facing 5 batters (1 hit, no runs) and ended up with the win. Koda Glover (4.15) and Joe Blanton (10.13) gave up 6 runs, Matt Albers (0.00) put up zeroes in the 8th. Shawn Kelley (5.00) closed things off in the 9th giving up the 12th run (4 batters – 13 pitches, 11 strikes.
NATS cycles: Trea Turner is now the 3rd NATS cycler. Brad Wilkerson (CF) hit the first in the second game of the 2005 season; he also hit a “natural cycle” as an Expo in 2003. Christian Guzman (SS) was next with a cycle at NATS Park on Aug 20, 2008.