One of the many things that annoy me is when it is said or written that a player has fallen a triple shy of the cycle. Well, duh, that’s the equivalent of a pitcher falling three hits shy of a no-hitter.
I’m always more interested when a batter fall a different hit shy of the cycle.
Which brings me to yesterday’s game in which the Yankees defeated the Twins, 9-5, to complete a four-game sweep. The Twins have now lost 10-of-13.
In the game yesterday, Ichiro Suzuki picked up three hits, including a single, a double, and a two-run triple.
Since May 16, Ichiro, who is now hitting .280 on the season, has hit .316.
Nine to Know
Ichiro’s homer-shy of the cycle games