Scooter Do: Gennett Rocks Cards with 4 HRs, 10 RBIs

Published on 7-Jun-2017 by Alan Adamsson

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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.

Back in 1993, Hard Hittin' Mark Whiten led the Cardinals to a 15-2 romp at old Crosley Field by smashing four home runs and driving in 12.

After which, he soon faded back into obscurity.

The 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?

Then again, back in 1968, after being no-hit by the San Francisco Giants' Gaylord Perry, the Cardinals' Ray Washburn took the hill the next night and no-no'd the Giants.

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.

But still.

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.