“If it was me, I would have stopped…”

Gunner Henderson (Baltimore Orioles) went 4-for-5 with a home run, a double, two RBIs and three runs scored while batting third in the lineup against the Oakland Athletics at Oakland Coliseum in Oakland, California, USA, on 21 April.

After grounding out to second base in his first at-bat,먹튀검증 Henderson came out swinging in his second at-bat. He came to the plate with the bases loaded in the third inning and stole second. Then, with runners on second and third, Austin Hayes singled to score Henderson and give Baltimore a 4-0 lead.

In his third at-bat in the top of the fourth inning, he tripled. With the bases loaded, he hit a line drive to the right field fence and advanced to third base. There was a video review of the home run, but it was ruled a triple.

In the top of the seventh, he hit his 21st home run of the season in his fourth at-bat. With the bases loaded, he lined an 88.4 mph (142 km/h) cutter from Zack Neill over the right field fence.

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Henderson was one hit away from a hit for the cycle. In the top of the eighth, he stepped to the plate and hit Neal’s 87.2 mph (about 140 km/h) four-seam fastball. The ball sailed between the first baseman and first base. Stopping at first base would have given him his first career cycling hit, but he rounded first base and sprinted to second. He gave up the cycling hit and opted for a double.

“Henderson could have become the first rookie in Baltimore franchise history to record a cycling hit,” MLB.com said. But he chose not to.”

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“It (the cycling hit) went through my head before I got to the plate,” Henderson said. But I played hard,” he said, adding, “I had a chance to get a double, that’s how I play.”

“If it was me, I would have stayed at first base,” said teammate Jorge Mateo, “but he has the right to make his own decision. He chose to go to second base.”

The cycling hit was missed, but Henderson set a new record. ”At 22 years, 52 days old, Henderson has four long balls in a game,” wrote Sarah Lance of MLB.com. ”The previous record was held by Carl Ripken Jr. (23 years, 10 days), who hit four home runs on 3 September 1983.” “Henderson is the youngest player in Baltimore franchise history.

Henderson was selected by Baltimore in the second round, 42nd overall, of the 2019 draft. He appeared in 32 games last season and is batting .249 with 21 homers, 61 RBIs, 69 runs scored and a .815 OPS in 113 games this season.

Gunner Henderson./Getty Images Korea

Gunner Henderson./Getty Images Korea

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