Belts four homers in historic performance

Doug Mendoza
June 7, 2017

The former All-Star would soon fare worse against the ex-Milwaukee Brewer.

A sheepish Gennett said he hadn't asked for that number and had tried to change it, but Major League Baseball makes it too hard to switch uniform numbers midseason.

"That's something I never thought I would do", Gennett said.

Cincinnati Reds' Scooter Gennett hits a grand slam off St. Louis Cardinals starting pitcher Adam Wainwright in the third inning of a baseball game, Tuesday, June 6, 2017, in Cincinnati. He was drafted by the Brewers in 2009 and began his Major League Baseball career with four seasons for that organization, but Milwaukee waived Gennett this spring to make room for Jonathan Villar at second base.

Gennett was the most unlikely player on the roster to turn into an historic slugger. It was quite possibly the greatest offensive game anyone has ever had.

He joined an impressive list of Reds legends with his RBI total, too.

Anyway, Gennett's game scores 31 points - just one behind the all-time mark, although remarkably, only tied for the best score of 2017. The versatile Cincinnati Reds performer has doubled his home run count in one game, hitting three in Tuesday's Reds home tilt against the St. Louis Cardinals. Five others had five or more hits, including Shawn Green, who had six.

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Then in the sixth, Gennett hit a solo home run, giving him three homers and eight RBI.

Scooter the Muppet has been known to say "I'll go for anything you need".

Amazingly, Gennett isn't even a regular starter for the Reds.

Scooter Gennett, who the Brewers DFA'd just before the end of spring training, is having himself a pretty nice season for his hometown Reds as a utility player.

Howie Kendrick was 3-for-4 and Freddy Galvis had two hits for Philadelphia.

Khris Davis drove in two runs and Adam Rosales hit a tiebreaking single with two outs in the fifth as the A's overcame their major league-leading 59th error.

Finally, facing somebody named John Brebbia, he lined out an 0-2 fastball a couple of rows into the right-field stands.

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