Scooter Do: Gennett Rocks Cards with 4 HRs, 10 RBIs
It only took 14 seasons, but the Cincinnati Reds finally got even with St Louis.
After which, he soon faded back into obscurity.
eternally rebuilding Reds have a lineup that screams obscurity, so who better to serve their revenge as a dish served 14 years worth of cold than Scooter Gennett?
Ever since its doors opened, the Great American Ballpark has been something of a bandbox, but still.
Sure, the Cardinals trotted out the dude with the weird delivery they got for Jaime Garcia in the Braves trade and a scrapper who impressively worked his way up to The Show from independent ball, but really.
Dingers are dingers. It's an accomplishment to drill one outta the yard in a major league game.
Surely, Scooter's finally made Brandon Phillips proud.
Here's something else to ponder:
- Gennett's become the 17th player in MLB history to go deep four times in a game, but
- Only nine players in MLB history have hit 600 or more home runs.
For all the stir this is getting, that stat comparison should add even more luster to what Albert Pujols just accomplished.
This, however, was Scooter Gennett's night, breaking his 1-for-20 slump in historical fashion.
Not bad for a dude who started the evening with 38 career round-trippers.
His next task: make his achievement more than a trivia question.