When you think of Boston Red Sox first baseman Adrian Gonzalez, I’m pretty sure him hitting a triple isn’t the first thing you expect from him when he gets to the plate. You probably expect him to get a single, double or maybe even a home run.

But definitely not a triple especially considering he had only 10 in his career which includes two this season.

With Gonzalez sitting on 999 career hits in the 4th inning of Sunday’s eventual 12-3 win, he laced a ball to the triangle off of Brewers starter Yovani Gallardo and ended up on third base for his third triple of the year. More importantly it was the 1000th hit of his career and 100th of the season in a Red Sox uniform.

But what’s funny about it is a few things actually.

First off, Gonzalez isn’t exactly the fastest runner on the Red Sox and he’ll tell you just that. Secondly, he has more triples than Jacoby Ellsbury this season (Ellsbury has one). And lastly, he’s second on the Red Sox in triples beyond the recently DL’d Carl Crawford who has four this year.

Oh and by the way, he’s now hitting .348 on the season and leads all of MLB with 64 runs batted in this season.

I guess we can see why Theo Epstein and the Red Sox have coveted this guy for the past few years. And the best part is that we get seven more years of him in Boston.

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