For the sixth time in the 2009 baseball season, a batter has hit for the cycle. This time it was Troy Tulowitzki. Led by Tulowitzki hitting for the cycle, the Colorado Rockies beat the Chicago Cubs by a final count of 11-5.
To complete the cycle, Tulowitzki hit a seventh inning triple. He previously had a home run in the first inning, a second inning single and a fourth inning double. He added another hit in the eighth inning to finish the game 5-for-5 with two runs and seven RBIs.
Although he struggled earlier in the season, Tulowitzki has been especially hitting the ball well after the All-Star break. On the season, he’s now hitting .276 with 21 homers, 60 RBIs and an on-base percentage of .361.
The 24-year-old shortstop out of Long Beach State is starting to once again show the promise he illustrated in 2007. That season, Tulowitzki lead the Rockies to the World Series and appeared to be on his way to superstardom. However, after a poor year last year and a slow start this year, doubt started to enter the equation.
Not anymore. Tulowitzki’s cycle once again elevates him to an elite prospect.