Scooter Gennett makes Major League Baseball history with 5 hit, 4-homer game

by Steven Clarke June 8, 2017, 1:40
Scooter Gennett makes Major League Baseball history with 5 hit, 4-homer game

Reds manager Bryan Price had already planned on giving Adam Duvall the day off in left field and starting Patrick Kivlehan.

Josh Hamilton was the previous player to hit four home runs in one game, for the Texas Rangers against the Baltimore Orioles on May 8, 2012.

No major leaguer had ever gotten five hits, four homers and 10 RBIs in a game, according to the Elias Sports Bureau.

Scott Schebler's shoulder appears to be just fine, as he walked last night in a pinch-hit appearance and is back in the lineup tonight against St. Louis.

"I told the cops Scooter Gennett because that was my favorite Muppet Babies character", he said back in 2014. Now that he has hit a career high of four home runs in a game, his stats improved tremendously.

Scooter Gennett delivered a historic performance during the Cincinnati Reds home game Tuesday night. Gennett also racked up ten RBI's during the game, tying a Reds record. Before his grand slam, he had gone 93 at-bats without a home run.

"I was kind of laughing, to be honest with you", the Lebanon native said about his reaction to watching homer No. 4 sail over the right field wall. Gennett still would have come up in that situation, but with two on and and two outs.

New York's offense gave starter Jacob deGrom (4-3) plenty of run support early, with Juan Lagares, Asdrubal Cabrera and Neil Walker each hitting home runs as NY scored in each of the first three innings.

Reynolds hit two homers, giving him 24 career multi-homer games and his first this year.

By the time Gennett got to the plate again, reliever John Gant was pitching.

"My dad was pretty pissed I was 0-for-19", Gennett joked (he entered in a 1-for-20 slump). He advanced on a groundout and scored on Gennett's single that got the Reds rolling. A terrific feat for any first year hurler, however, his 20 strikeouts made it one of the greatest single game pitching performances in Major League Baseball history.

CHICAGO - Anthony Rizzo went 2-for-5 with a homer and four RBIs, and Jake Arrieta turned in his sixth quality start as Chicago defeated Miami. "It wasn't a spur of the moment thing, but it seemed like that to some of the guys in here because I didn't let them know". I can't put words on it.

Gennett watched the first pitch go by for a strike. Which is not really a bad or even important thing to be criticized for.

The third was a 93-mph fastball from John Brebbia. "That's baseball", Gennett said. Gennett became the 17th player to go deep four times in one game - and perhaps the least likely.


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