Hairston cycles his way into Mets History

HAIRSTON CYCLES HIS WAY INTO METS HISTORY

On April 27, 2012, Scott Hairston enjoyed one of best offensive nights of his 11-year major league career.

By the top of the fifth, Hairston had singled, homered and tripled.

But this is Coors Field — and anything can happen in Colorado. And it did. The Colorado Rockies came to bat in the bottom of the fifth inning trailing the Mets 6-2 and scored 11 runs, seven hits and three walks (including four Mets errors).

Trailing 13-6 in the sixth inning, Hairston completed the cycle, the 10th in Mets franchise history. “It was great when it was happening, but when they kept scoring runs, it really wasn’t that enjoyable, to say the least,” Hairston told the media. “It’s probably one of the most craziest games I’ve ever been a part of.”

When the final out was recorded, three hours and 47 minutes after the first pitch, 27 runs and 36 hits were on the scoreboard. But the most important number in the linescore was 18, the number of runs by the Rockies.

NEW YORK METS WHO HIT FOR THE CYCLE

April 27, 2012: Scott Hairston
June 21, 2006: Jose Reyes
July 29, 2004: Eric Valent
September 11, 1997: John Olerud
July 3, 1996: Alex Ochoa
August 1, 1989: Kevin McReynolds
July 4, 1985: Keith Hernandez
June 25, 1976: Mike Phillips
July 6, 1970: Tommie Agee
August 7, 1963: Jim Hickman

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