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Jody Gerut’s cycle

Posted by Andy on May 9, 2010

Jody Gerut in last night's game became the first player to hit for the cycle in 2010:

Rk Player Date Tm Opp Rslt PA AB 1B R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO WPA RE24 aLI BOP Pos. Summary
1 Jody Gerut 2010-05-08 MIL ARI W 17-3 6 6 1 3 4 1 1 1 4 0 0 0.225 4.296 .598 6 CF RF
2 B.J. Upton 2009-10-02 TBR NYY W 13-4 5 5 2 3 5 1 1 1 6 0 0 0.213 5.911 .538 7 CF
3 Felix Pie 2009-08-14 BAL LAA W 16-6 5 5 1 3 4 1 1 1 4 0 1 0.123 3.553 .486 8 LF
4 Troy Tulowitzki 2009-08-10 COL CHC W 11-5 5 5 2 2 5 1 1 1 7 0 0 0.250 6.742 .408 4 SS
5 Melky Cabrera 2009-08-02 NYY CHW W 8-5 5 5 1 3 4 1 1 1 4 0 0 0.378 3.831 1.372 7 CF
6 Michael Cuddyer 2009-05-22 MIN MIL W 11-3 5 5 1 2 4 1 1 1 5 0 0 0.229 4.568 .450 4 RF
7 Jason Kubel 2009-04-17 MIN LAA W 11-9 5 5 1 2 4 1 1 1 5 0 1 0.903 4.845 1.810 4 LF
8 Ian Kinsler 2009-04-15 TEX BAL W 19-6 6 6 2 5 6 2 1 1 4 0 0 0.249 6.540 .531 1 2B
9 Orlando Hudson 2009-04-13 LAD SFG W 11-1 5 5 1 3 4 1 1 1 2 0 1 0.215 3.163 .304 2 2B
10 Adrian Beltre 2008-09-01 SEA TEX W 12-6 6 6 2 5 5 1 1 1 3 0 0 0.383 4.288 1.010 4 3B
11 Stephen Drew 2008-09-01 ARI STL W 8-6 5 5 1 3 5 2 1 1 1 0 0 0.479 4.641 1.248 1 SS
12 Cristian Guzman 2008-08-28 WSN LAD W 11-2 5 5 1 2 4 1 1 1 3 0 0 0.091 3.180 .316 2 SS
13 Mark Kotsay 2008-08-14 ATL CHC L 7-11 5 5 2 1 5 1 1 1 2 0 0 0.231 3.295 .528 7 CF
14 Carlos Gomez 2008-05-07 MIN CHW W 13-1 6 6 1 2 4 1 1 1 3 0 2 0.208 2.910 .507 1 CF
15 Aubrey Huff 2007-06-29 BAL LAA L 7-9 4 4 1 3 4 1 1 1 3 0 0 0.362 3.449 1.045 5 1B
16 Mark Ellis 2007-06-04 OAK BOS W 5-4 5 5 1 1 4 1 1 1 3 0 0 0.368 3.924 1.192 8 2B
17 Fred Lewis 2007-05-13 SFG COL W 15-2 6 6 2 3 5 1 1 1 4 0 1 0.274 4.608 .879 1 CF
18 Chone Figgins 2006-09-16 LAA TEX L 6-12 4 4 1 3 4 1 1 1 3 0 0 0.147 3.862 .477 9 CF
19 Gary Matthews 2006-09-13 TEX DET W 11-3 5 4 1 3 4 1 1 1 3 1 0 0.279 4.007 .786 1 CF
20 Carlos Guillen 2006-08-01 DET TBD W 10-4 5 5 1 3 4 1 1 1 2 0 0 0.173 2.338 .657 5 SS
21 Luke Scott 2006-07-28 HOU ARI L 7-8 6 6 1 1 4 1 1 1 5 0 0 0.576 4.458 2.017 6 RF
22 Jose Reyes 2006-06-21 NYM CIN L 5-6 5 5 1 2 4 1 1 1 1 0 1 0.247 2.705 .915 1 SS
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Generated 5/9/2010.

What an unlikely guy to do it! It was just his fourth game start of the year, as you can see from his game logs. Plus, is his last 4 seasons (dating back to 2005 since he missed all of 2006 and 2007) he's had fewer than 1000 plate appearances.

Here are all the Brewers to hit for the cycle.

Rk Player Date Tm Opp Rslt PA AB 1B R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO SB CS WPA RE24 aLI BOP Pos. Summary
1 Jody Gerut 2010-05-08 MIL ARI W 17-3 6 6 1 3 4 1 1 1 4 0 0 0 0 0.225 4.296 .598 6 CF RF
2 Chad Moeller 2004-04-27 MIL CIN W 9-8 5 5 1 1 4 1 1 1 4 0 0 0 0 0.549 5.146 1.762 8 C
3 Paul Molitor 1991-05-15 MIL MIN W 4-2 5 5 1 2 4 1 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0.262 2.987 .664 1 DH
4 Robin Yount 1988-06-12 MIL CHW W 16-2 5 4 1 4 4 1 1 1 2 1 0 0 0 0.234 3.442 .618 3 DH
5 Charlie Moore 1980-10-01 MIL CAL W 10-7 5 5 1 3 4 1 1 1 3 0 0 2 0 0.385 3.128 .910 9 C
6 Mike Hegan 1976-09-03 MIL DET W 11-2 6 5 1 2 4 1 1 1 6 1 0 0 0 0.224 5.257 .410 5 LF 1B
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Generated 5/9/2010.

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2 Responses to “Jody Gerut’s cycle”

  1. statboy Says:

    It sure was unlikely. He didn't even hit for the season cycle in 2009 (122 games).

  2. Kahuna Tuna Says:

    Probably the only player more unlikely than Gerut to hit for the cycle (since 1952, anyway) was Andújar Cedeño for the Astros on August 25, 1992. Cedeño, 22 years old and in his second full big-league season, opened the season with the Astros but was demoted to Tucson in late May with a .186 average, 1 HR, 5 RBI, .546 OPS, and 37 strikeouts in 111 plate appearances. He then hit for the cycle in his first game back with the Astros, boosting his average to .215 and his OPS to .656. It was all downhill from there, though — for the rest of the 1992 season Cedeño hit .133 in 121 plate appearances. He finished the season with a .173 MLB average and a .509 OPS (OPS+ of 47). Yow.

    Cedeño turned in decent offensive numbers but fielded poorly at shortstop for the 1993 and 1994 Astros. He played two more seasons in the majors after that, putting up batting averages of .210 and .212.