Sunday Scorecard: Gerut has a historic night
Welcome to Sunday Scorecard, a day later than normal and dedicated to all the wonderful moms out there in appreciation for all the love, laundry, late dinners, lullabies, lunches, hugs, encouragement and chocolate chip cookies. Since my own mother is a Larry King fan, the guy with the suspenders is taking over the bulk of the proceedings today. Happy Mother's Day, everyone.
Jody, Jody, Jody: It's not every day that the Brewers score 17 runs. (That seemingly happens every other day). And, it's not every day that a player hits for the cycle.
Jody Gerut accomplished the feat during a 17-3 victory over Arizona Saturday night at Chase Field. Gerut, playing because Carlos Gomez was sidelined with a shoulder injury, became the sixth player in Brewers franchise history to hit a single, double, triple and homer in the same game.
The others? Mike Hegan, Charlie Moore, Robin Yount, Paul Molitor and Chad Moeller.
Though there are two Hall of Famers in that club, and several other team's all-time cycle rosters, hitting the cycle is regarded by many as a statistical fluke. It occurs slightly more often than a no-hitter, but it doesn't speak to a player's skill.
Interestingly, the only teams without a cycle in their history are Florida and San Diego.
LARRY KING LOUNGE
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