Posted at 10:39 AM on May 8, 2008
by Chris Dall
Carlos Gomez achieved one of the rarest of rare baseball feats last night when he hit for the cycle in the Twins 13-1 crushing of the White Sox, becoming the first Twin to do since Kirby Puckett in 1986. The last MLB player to hit for the cycle was Baltimore's Aubrey Huff, who did it on June 29th of the 2007 season.
Of course, nearly every player to hit for the cycle has to get a little lucky, as Gomez did on his 9th inning single, but that was about as legitimate a cycle as you're going to see. Here's a list of all the MLB players to hit for the cycle.
So in the span of a few weeks we've seen the valley and the peak of the Carlos Gomez era. And some noted skeptics are starting to turn into believers. We may be in a for a wild ride with Go-Go, but it sure will be fun to watch.
you can count me as one of the sceptics...but i sure wouldn't mind being wrong.....
I've been excited to see what Gomez can do ever since the home opener and those 2 stolen bases. Yes, he's going to have ups & downs...but so far he's been a lot of fun to watch!