Troy Tulowitzki hits for the cycle in victory over Cubs

Tulo! Tulo! Tulo! Two-run homer in the first, two-run single in the second (after hitting a long ball that went to replay and confirmed the ump's call of a foul ball), an RBI double in the fourth, a leadoff triple in the seventh, and a two-run single in the bottom of the eighth. Yep, that's a cycle and more for Troy Tulowitzki--the first by a Rockie since Mike Lansing did it on 18 June 2000. And he's only the second player to hit for the cycle and record an unassisted triple play in his career. The other is John Valentin. (Note: There were two George Burns who played around the same time, each doing half of this feat, which lead to a mix-up.)

His first home run was an absolute bomb and the ball that was called foul was also a monster shot. Man, I love Troy Tulowitzki.

Troy Tulowitzki: 5-for-5, 1B, 2B, 3B, HR, 2 R, 7 RBI, .252 WPA


Troy Tulowitzki

#2 / Short Stop / Colorado Rockies

6-3

205

R

R

Oct 10, 1984


 

And let's not forget about Jorge De La Rosa, or as we should correctly call him, Jorge K La Rosa. He struck out 11 in this game, his second highest this season after having struck out 12 Marlins back in May.

Dexter Fowler made an amazing catch in the top of the ninth, but he slammed into the outfield war. He was able to get up and walk off the field on his own.

With the win the Rockies took three of four from the Cubs.

Happy days!


62 - 50

5.0

Won 2

50


The graph and Row Call after the jump.

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via www.fangraphs.com

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