Miguel Cabrera roasts himself over lack of speed after near-cycle
The triple is always the hardest leg of the cycle, and Miguel Cabrera knows it.
The Detroit Tigers slugger had maybe his best performance of the 2018 season so far when he collected a single, a homer, and a double in his first three plate appearances against the Baltimore Orioles on Saturday. Though the Tigers went on to win the game by the final of 8-5, Cabrera unfortunately lined out and drew an intentional walk in his final two at-bats of the evening.
After the game, the former AL MVP said that he knew he was a triple shy of the cycle but joked that he didn’t have the speed for it, per Anthony Fenech of the Detroit Free Press.
Miguel Cabrera knew he was a triple short of hitting for the cycle, he said. "But I don't got the speed to do that," he said.
— anthony fenech (@anthonyfenech) April 29, 2018
Indeed, the 35-year-old Cabrera hasn’t hit a triple since the 2016 season and hasn’t even stolen a base since April 10, 2015. Given his recent misadventures on the basepaths as well, it’s probably good that Miggy knows his limitations.