Tuesday, June 16, 2015

Cycle! TWO things to celebrate today!

First of all, the Red Sox broke a seven-game losing streak.  Or was it 20?  It seemed like it was at least into double digits.  Anyhow, they won a game.  9-4.

And Brock Holt was a big part of it (playing left field instead of Hanley Ramirez) - he hit for the cycle - a double, then a single, then a home run, and finally a triple.  Triples are rare enough at Fenway Park. Cycles are much more so - rarer than no-hitters even.

Last cycle hit by a Red Sox player, anywhere, was John Valentin, a little over 19 years ago, on June 6, 1996. (That one was at Fenway.)