Hitting four home runs in a game is hard. That’s why it hasn’t been done since 2012.
Last night, Scooter Gennett became the 17th player in MLB history and the first Reds player to hit four jacks in one night. He might be the least likely player ever to do it.
His line for the night: 5-5, 4HRs, 10 RBIs.
Before his historic night, Gennett had 39 career home runs in 1,755 plate appearances over five seasons. He had only three so far this season, and only got the start because a weather delay forced Reds’ manager Bryan Price to change the lineup.
He’s the first NL player to hit four home runs since 2002. Any time you can put your name on a short list in a game that was watched by Civil War veterans, it’s an accomplishment.
Congrats on the big night Scooter.