Observations on sports, from the perspective of "BrockTalk" Jackson
Monday, August 3, 2009
Gotta give props for an impressive performance yesterday by the New York Yankees Melky Cabrera.
Melky hit for the cycle (single, double, triple, home run...all in one game) for just the 15th time in the storied history of the Bronx Bombers.
Top of the 2nd, Melky homers. Top of 4th, Melky doubles. Top of 5, Melky singles...
But what made his cycle just a little more impressive in my eyes is that when he stepped to the plate in the top of the 9th...he still needed a triple.
Most baseball fans would agree that that's the hardest one to get!
So the pressure is on, likely his last at bat for the game, the score is close, and everyone knows that he NEEDS that three bagger to make a little history.
So what does he do? Steps to the plate and launches a shot over the head of White Sox right fielder Jermaine Dye (who helped by not taking the right angle to the ball...but I digress) and he then chugs his way around the bases for the triple (his first of the season), and the cycle!