Twitter Reacts to Scooter Gennett Becoming 17th Player in History to Hit 4 HRs

Rob Goldberg@TheRobGoldbergFeatured ColumnistJune 6, 2017

Cincinnati Reds' Scooter Gennett runs the bases after hitting a two-run home run off St. Louis Cardinals relief pitcher John Gant in the fourth inning of a baseball game, Tuesday, June 6, 2017, in Cincinnati. (AP Photo/John Minchillo)
John Minchillo/Associated Press

Cincinnati Reds outfielder Scooter Gennett put himself in the record books Tuesday with a four-homer game against the St. Louis Cardinals.

ESPN Stats & Info noted the rarity of such an achievement:

There have rarely been more perfect games in baseball history.

His first home run of the day was a grand slam in the third inning:

This helped the 27-year-old also finish with 10 RBI in what became a 13-1 victory for the Reds. Bob Nightengale of USA Today discussed how impressive that showing was:

Although this performance would be impressive for anyone, the fact Gennett entered the day with just three home runs on the season makes this even more surprising. The former Milwaukee Brewers player had just 38 homers in his career.

Keith Law of ESPN discussed the overall surprise:

At least he did bring his average up to .302 in the 5-for-5 game.

The reaction from around the internet showcased the surprise from this performance:

The numbers surrounding the performance were also incredible:

Mo Egger of ESPN 1530 also provided what will likely be the lasting impact:

Fewer than 20,000 were actually at the game, per ESPN.com, but this will be a game many will remember.

Related

    Report: Players to Reject Pace-of-Play Proposal

    MLB logo
    MLB

    Report: Players to Reject Pace-of-Play Proposal

    Adam Wells
    via Bleacher Report

    Trout Will Be MLB's Highest-Paid Player in 2018...Finally

    MLB logo
    MLB

    Trout Will Be MLB's Highest-Paid Player in 2018...Finally

    Gabe Lacques and
    via USA TODAY

    Reds Prospect Molding His Game After Smoltz

    Cincinnati Reds logo
    Cincinnati Reds

    Reds Prospect Molding His Game After Smoltz

    Evan Massey
    via Lifestyle Sports 101

    Sabathia: Yanks Back to Status of 'Hated Team'

    MLB logo
    MLB

    Sabathia: Yanks Back to Status of 'Hated Team'

    Mike Mazzeo
    via NY Daily News