We've waited 21 years for an Atlanta Braves player to hit for the cycle, and we had to have this wonderful moment during a belittling sweep at the hands of the Cubs. Mark Kotsay hit for the cycle tonight, becoming the first player to accompish that feat for the Braves since Albert Hall did in on September 23, 1987.
Kotsay went 5-for-5 with a triple to right in his first at-bat, his sixth homer of the season in his second, a single past second base in his third, and a double to the right-field corner in his fourth. He added another single in the ninth.
He raised his average 12 points from .288 to .300 with his 5-for-5 night. I guess you've got to look for the silver lining of this season somewhere. Tom Glavine's "audition" didn't go so well, and after an almost sweep of Arizona, we find ourselves on the wrong end of a four-game losing streak.