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Jose Molina hit a triple!

Aug 4, 2011, 3:46 PM EDT

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I’m watching the Rays-Blue Jays game and just saw Jose Molina drive a ball over B.J. Upton‘s head in center field for his first triple since May 9, 2004.

Molina, who was literally still panting heavily and wiping sweat from his face when he took the field defensively for the next half-inning, went 1,582 plate appearances between triples.

During his triple-less streak Jose Reyes hit 95 triples and Carl Crawford hit 90 triples. In total, 235 different players had at least 10 triples in between Molina three-baggers.

And now the Molina family triples leaderboard looks like this:

Bengie: 6 triples, 5,159 plate appearances

Yadier: 3 triples, 3,338 plate appearances

Jose: 3 triples, 1,903 plate appearances

Together the family of speedsters have 12 triples in 10,400 career plate appearances. Reyes has 16 triples in 452 plate appearances this season.

  1. 1943mrmojorisin1971 - Aug 4, 2011 at 3:49 PM

    Clutch…too bad nobody wants to win this game though

  2. anotheryx - Aug 4, 2011 at 3:51 PM

    According to triple rate, Jose is actually the fastest of the brothers.

    • banksatdixie - Aug 4, 2011 at 4:08 PM

      Thats like calling one turd less stinky than the others.

      • hasbeen5 - Aug 4, 2011 at 5:10 PM

        Or like calling somebody the best Houston Astro

  3. hystoracle - Aug 4, 2011 at 4:08 PM

    And the Rays win.

  4. SmackSaw - Aug 4, 2011 at 4:37 PM

    Looked like a dump truck with four flat tires

  5. cur68 - Aug 4, 2011 at 4:44 PM

    Hey! All you guys! Stop hatin’ on my brother (the adoption papers are in the mail, I swear it!). A triple’s a triple. Even if the earth did shake with the thunder of his passage.

    cur “El Gaucho” Molina68.

  6. Senor Cardgage - Aug 4, 2011 at 4:55 PM

    Yeah, but did he triple for a cycle?

    • proudlycanadian - Aug 4, 2011 at 7:13 PM

      Molina only had one at bat. He came into the game late after Arencibia was removed for a pinch runner. The pinch runner Rajai Davis then managed to trip during a pick off attempt. His foot slid off the bag and he was tagged out. If Davis had stayed put, he would have scored later in the inning and the game would not have gone into extra innings and Molina would not have had his triple.

      I will say this about Molina. he drove in 2 runs and was really hustling to make it to third. Unfortunately, the next batter made the third out and Tampa scored twice in the bottom of the inning to once again tie the score.

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