On Thursday Night, Jose Altuve was a triple shy of the cycle in the same game that Alex Bregman was a single shy of the cycle. This led to an increase in my mentions because, 238 years and a day after the founding of This Country (whatever it is, now), I tweeted the following:
I'm going to guess that it was in reference to Albert F. Pujols' night on July 5, 2014, that saw the Astros take a 5-1 lead and then watch the Angels the next ten runs - including eight runs in the bottom of the 7th - to propel them to an 11-5 win over the Astros. Well, friend, that little tweet earned me a little capital for A Bit. So I thought I'd break down the other scenarios of being Shy of the Cycle.
"A triple shy of the cycle" is like being "a 2nd girl shy of the threesome"— Thickie Don (@AstrosCounty) July 5, 2014