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Wil Myers Hits The Second Cycle In Padres History
- Updated: April 11, 2017
Wil Myers Becomes The Second Padre To Hit For The Cycle
On Monday night, Wil Myers became the second Padres player to hit for the cycle. The 26 year old first baseman is now credited with the first cycle of 2017.
Myers started off the game by hitting a single to right field in the first inning. Later he came up in the third inning where he crushed an RBI double to left field. He later came up in the sixth inning, in which he sent the ball over the right field wall for a home run. Myers finished off the masterpiece with a hard hit ball to left center field that resulted in a triple.
Wil Myers discussed his thoughts about going up to the plate in the 8th inning:
“I was screaming ‘three’ to myself,” Myers said. “Inside I wasn’t screaming out loud. … I wasn’t even thinking about a triple. I was just trying to put a good swing on it.”
Padres Third Base Coach, Glenn Hoffman also commented on Myers hitting for the cycle:
“He was really, really excited,” said third base coach Glenn Hoffman, “Just was hoping he didn’t fall down between second and third, because he was trying so hard.”
The only other cycle in Padres history was on August 15th, 2015 when former Padre Matt Kemp tripled in the top of the 9th. This means Padres fans had to wait 7,443 games before seeing their first cycle, but they only had to wait 215 days for the second.
The rest of the team also made sure to send fans home with a win. Right fielder Hunter Renfroe hit a two run homer in the sixth inning and Yangervis Solarte drove in Myers on a sacrifice fly, which led San Diego to 5-3 victory over the Rockies.
There have been 15 cycles hit at Coors Field, in which the visiting team has 8. With Myers’ triple in the 8th inning the Padres now hold the last 2 cycles hit at Coors Field.