The Padres paid their first visit of the season to Coors Field for a 5-3 win over the Rockies on Monday night, and something happened in the game that has only happened one other time in Padres history: A player hit for the cycle -- Wil Myers, to be specific.
Myers, who had a rather interesting trip to the plate on Sunday against the Giants at Petco Park, had four more interesting at-bats on Monday en route to his cycle.
In chronological order, Myers' hits came in the first inning (single), third inning (double), sixth inning (home run) and, for maximum dramatic value, triple (in the eighth inning, which happened after he laced a ball into the gap and ran like a man possessed):
The added wrinkle of team-specific fun added to this story, amazingly, has a lot to do with the lone other cycle in Padres history, which Matt Kemp recorded on Aug. 14, 2015 ... with a ninth-inning triple at Coors Field. Seriously, he did the same thing, in the same ballpark, with the hardest part of the accomplishment carried out in his final at-bat of the night (aided by Coors Field's outfield wall):
And by the time Myers' feat was done, he and his teammates had some fun in the dugout in celebration: