Paulo Orlando has five triples in seven games, is on pace for 62
After 10 years in the Minors, Brazilian-born ballplayer Paulo Orlando introduced himself to the Royals and the rest of the world with his first hit back on April 10th. And the hit? It was of the three-baggin' variety:
In his next game (and at-bat), he hit another triple:
In the same game (and his third at-bat), he hit another triple -- becoming the first player ever to have three three-baggers in his first three at-bats):
In his fourth game, guess what, guys? Another triple:
And on Monday night against the Twins, yup, we'd like to buy a triple, please:
Orlando has now played in seven games, had 26 at-bats and recorded five triples. If he continues at his current playing rate (a little more than half of the Royals games), he'll hit around 62. That would easily top Chief Wilson's all-time single season mark of 36. If he gets to a more reasonable 23, he'd tie Curtis Granderson (07') for the highest total in the last 85 years.
That is, unless Mark "Triplin'" Trumbo starts triplin' his triplin' output with triple the triples he's been triplin' ...
TRIPLES, TRIPLES, TRIPLES! TRIPLES!!!!