Yelich Sees Reds Again, Hits for the Cycle Again
What coulda been.
At this point in the season, where no one in in the NL East really overwhelmed, diehard fans have gotta wonder.
Especially since it's beyond possible all three could be helping their new teams make the playoffs.
Yelich was that trio's third to want outta Miami, and the Milwaukee Brewers have got to be pinching themselves because of it.
As opposed to the Cincinnati Reds.
History's first professional baseball team were on the wrong end of it this time.
- First, on Mon 30 Aug, the Brew Crew outlasted the Reds, 13-12 in 10 innings, powered by Yelich's 6-for-6 performance that also produced his first-ever cycle; and
- Then, last night, dude goes 4-for-4 by delivering another cycle in Milwaukee's 8-0 lastest pasting of Cincinnati pitching.
Put them all together, and that's a hela lotta hitting for one dude to do:
That sorta output was giving seamheads wet dreams.
For example, Yelich is now only the fourth player since 1920 -- when they stopped putting kryptonite, heavy water, and who-knows-what-else in the ball -- to hit for the cycle while getting six knocks in a game. He's now forever linked in baseball lore with:
- Ian Kinsler, Texas, 15 Apr 2009 vs Baltimore;
- Rondell White, Montréal, 11 Jun 1995 at San Francisco; and
- Bobby Veach, Detroit, 17 Sep 1920 vs Boston
And, as they say on late-night TV ...
Yelich has just joined Hall of Famer Fred Clarke as the only other dude in all of baseball lore to have done this sorta double on one opponent. Clarke did it in two separate seasons: 1901 and 1903.
Yet again, we observe that history may not repeat itself, but it sure has a way of rhyming.
Now, all Yelich has to do is get into the Hall of Fame.