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White Sox photographer evades another ceremonial first pitch

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Hit me once, shame on you. Hit me twice, shame on me.

Wait, that doesn’t apply to this situation because the photographer for the Chicago White Sox who was famously smacked by an errant ceremonial first pitch a couple of weeks ago was and is just doing his dang job.

And he was doing it again last night when someone else threw a bad first pitch. Thankfully, this time, he was a bit more heads-up about it:

The difference between catching an eephus pitch and a fastball, I suppose. Either way, I have two words for this poor soul: Telephoto Lens.

Trea Turner hits for the cycle

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Nationals shortstop Trea Turner hit for the cycle on Tuesday night against the Rockies, becoming the first National to hit for the cycle since, well, himself back on April 25, 2017… against the Rockies.

Turner led off the bottom of the first inning with a home run to center field off of Peter Lambert. He singled in the second, tripled to lead off the fourth, and hit an RBI double as part of an eight-run seventh inning to complete the cycle.

Turner is the fourth player to hit for the cycle this season. The others:

After completing the cycle, Turner is hitting .286/.343/.494 with eight home runs, 25 RBI, 41 runs scored, and 20 stolen bases in 277 plate appearances this season.