"For a guy like me to do that is insane - a little short of a miracle". "Even three home runs would be pretty insane for me, so obviously it was a good night", Gennett said after the game. "I'm truly blessed. I'm from here, born here".
In the words of Babe Ruth, "baseball was, is, and always will be, to me, the greatest game in the world".
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.
He then belted the next pitch over the right field wall.
"It's awesome, especially since he's not an everyday player for us", manager Bryan Price said.
"It's very emotional. It was an honor to witness that". Hit four home runs in a single game, as Gennett did last night at Great American Ball Park.
Carlos Gonzalez also hit a home run for the Rockies, who can sweep the two-game interleague set on Wednesday. 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. "It's a insane game; that's why you never give up". Always try to get better and make adjustments.
"I want to keep using it because it's working for me right now", he said. "It did just that tonight". The last Reds player with eight RBIs was Ken Griffey Jr. against the Indians on July 8, 2000. "It's good to see you again". However, the Cardinals haven't shown me anything over the last week to warrant me putting any faith in them, especially after the Reds pasted St. Louis on Tuesday.
This got me thinking; how the hell many times has this happened in Major League Baseball history?
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"I think we're all exhausted of making excuses", said Cardinals manager Mike Matheny. Kershaw (7-2, 2.28 ERA) struck out 14 in his last start against Milwaukee to reach 2,000 strikeouts for his career, although the ace has allowed four homers over his past two starts. "It was big to go deep and give our horses in the bullpen a break".
Huffman, a high school and college teammate of Cardinals first baseman Matt Carpenter, is playing his 12th pro season after being selected by San Diego in the second round (53rd overall) of the 2006 draft.
Jesse Chavez (5-6) got the win, allowing two runs and seven hits in 5 2/3 innings.
Gennett, 27, was claimed off waivers late in spring training, and he has played a utility role for Cincinnati.
And that was just the start. He went a ideal 5-for-5 at the plate and finished the game with 10 runs batted in.
"He had a career night", Wainwright said.
Daniel Norris (3-3) took the loss, allowing four runs - three earned - five hits and three walks in six innings. "Baseball's an wonderful game". The Reds defeated the Giants 4-0. Josh Hamilton was the previous player to hit four home runs in one game, for Texas against Baltimore in 2012.
The Reds reinstated left-handed reliever Tony Cingrani from the disabled list and optioned right-hander Lisalverto Bonilla to Triple-A Louisville.
A brief rain storm on Monday caused the Reds' batting practice to be cancelled, meaning Scott Schebler couldn't test his left shoulder that caused him to leave Saturday's game. He is expected to be there at least three days.