Chicago Cubs center fielder Ian Happ was a triple shy of the cycle on Wednesday night against the Pittsburgh Pirates, an accomplishment he thought he achieved for a split second, even if Starling Marte did haul in his smash down the line.
Triple short of the cycle? Can't blame a guy for trying 😂pic.twitter.com/yXvF3WzNUV
— Sports Illustrated (@SInow) August 31, 2017
Earlier in the game, Happ launched his 20th home run of the season. During his age-22 rookie year, he has collected 36 extra-base hits in 89 games, alternating between center field and second base. No matter where he plays defensively, the No. 9 overall pick in the 2015 MLB amateur draft has mashed since arriving in the bigs.