Shin-Soo Choo

Shin-Soo Choo hit for the cycle with a ninth-inning triple

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“He’s a triple short of the cycle” is something that seems a lot more impressive than it actually is, because a) there are several hundred games per season in which a hitter has a single, a double, and a home run, and b) hitting the triple is by far the most difficult part to completing a cycle.

And last night Rangers outfielder Shin-Soo Choo did it, tripling in the ninth inning at Coors Field to complete the eighth cycle in team history.

Choo came into the game hitting just .226 with a .694 OPS in 82 games, including just one triple in 353 plate appearances.