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MLB’s Scooter Gennett Calls 4-Homer Game ‘Surreal,’ And Others Agree

The Cincinnati Reds’ Scooter Gennett (center) distinguished his large night opposite a St. Louis Cardinals Tuesday, when he went 5-for-5 during a image and crushed 4 home runs.

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The Cincinnati Reds’ Scooter Gennett (center) distinguished his large night opposite a St. Louis Cardinals Tuesday, when he went 5-for-5 during a image and crushed 4 home runs.

John Minchillo/AP

Pro ball saw something Tuesday night it hadn’t seen given 2012, after a Cincinnati Reds’ Scooter Gennett strike 4 home runs in a nine-inning game. He became a 17th actor in MLB story to strike 4 homers in one diversion — an tour he called “surreal.”

“For a male like me to do that, it’s amazing. It’s maybe a small brief of a miracle,” Gennett, who is listed during 5 feet, 10 inches and 185 pounds, pronounced after a game. “But I’m only blessed, man. Baseball’s an extraordinary game.”

Gennett started his night by attack a grand slam; by a finish of what became a blowout win over a opposition St. Louis Cardinals, he had some-more than doubled his home run prolongation for a year, to seven. He went a ideal 5-for-5 during a image and finished a diversion with 10 runs batted in.

As ESPN’s Sports Center notes, Gennett was obliged for some-more runs than 24 of a 30 MLB teams that played Tuesday night — “he destroyed a whole sport,” a uncover pronounced around Twitter.

The record opening came during a right time and in a right place for Gennett, 27, who was innate in Cincinnati and assimilated a Reds after open training, when he was put on waivers by a Milwaukee Brewers.

By signing Gennett, a Reds were seen as bringing in a plain dais actor who could play a accumulation of positions. The group now has a initial actor in a storied story to pound 4 dingers in one game.

The outburst followed an 0-for-19 strain of new descent futility for Gennett.

“None of this was ostensible to happen,” Deadspin writes.

“Gennett’s 17 sum bases are tied with Gil Hodges and Mike Schmidt for a third many given during slightest 1913,” MLB.com notes.

In a title about a feat, a Cincinnati vs. Everyone site clarified, “no typo here.”

Gennett pennyless into a large leagues with a Brewers as a second baseman behind in 2013. In 2015, he serve endeared himself to fans in Wisconsin by regulating an off-day to get married during a brewery.

If you’re wondering about his name, Gennett — innate Ryan Joseph Gennett — has pronounced he chose a nickname Scooter for himself as a kid, after his favorite Muppets character.