Guess I picked the wrong week to sit Ian Kinsler on my fantasy team.
The Texas Rangers leadoff man has put on one of the great batting displays you're ever going to see, hitting for the cycle and adding another single and double for good measure in tonight's ridiculous 19-6 victory. In one night, he raised his batting average from .375 to .474.
Kinsler became the fourth player in Texas Rangers history to hit for the cycle, joining Gary Matthews Jr., Mark Teixeira and Oddibe McDowell. He is the first Rangers hitter to get six hits in a nine-inning game.
Teammate Marlon Byrd had to play bridesmaid with a five-hit performance in the game, and Nelson Cruz just knocked a ball off the wall with the bases-loaded to run his RBI total for the game to 6.
I didn't really sit Kinsler on my fantasy team. I don't even have a fantasy team. I do have a couple of fantasies, but I'll keep them to myself.