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Francisco Cervelli was pumped to hit a double, but then was bummed it wasn't a triple

Tuesday was a good day for Francisco Cervelli. He signed a three-year, $31 million extension with the Pirates in the morning and then went 3-for-5 with two RBIs against the Braves in the Pirates' 12-9 victory that night.

He even hit an RBI double in the second inning and was thrilled. At least, he was until he realized that his grounder into the corner could have been a triple with a few lucky bounces.

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This is now the proper reaction GIF for a whole myriad of moments, like: Seeing a deserted box of pizza that is sadly empty; finding out that tablet you "won" was just spam email; and seeing snow on the ground, but quickly learning that school and/or work is still open. 

Cervelli should have a chance to grab more triples as he belongs to a recent crop of surprisingly quick catchers. Last year, four backstops hit five-plus triples. J.T. Realmuto had seven, while Cervelli, Nick Hundley and James McCann all collected five. The last time that many catchers pulled that off was in 1978 when Carlton Fisk, Darrell Porter, Ted Simmons and Jim Sundberg accomplished it.