On Saturday night, Rangers outfielder Carlos Gomez hit for the cycle for the second time in his career. Gomez led the charge in what was a 6-3 victory for Texas, but will this cycle finally heat up his bat?
Most days it’s hard to watch the Texas Rangers offense. Going into Sunday’s game they have just four players hitting .250 or above this season. They received a boost from Carlos Gomez in Saturday’s game, but Texas desperately needs him to continue that trend.
Hitting for the cycle is usually rare, but three players have already done it this season. Last night it was Gomez, San Diego Padres first baseman Wil Myers did it the first game of the season. Young shortstop Trea Turner of the Washington Nationals hit for the cycle as well.
Both Myers and Turner are hitting well above .300 this season. Going into Sunday, Carlos Gomez is hitting .239 with four home runs and 11 RBI in 24 games. There is no statistic that says hitting for the cycle will turn you into a star, but let’s hope that’s the case.
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According to T.R. Sullivan, Gomez had this to say about hitting for the cycle and the team performance on Saturday
“It’s hard to do,” Gomez said. “It’s exciting to do that. And you can enjoy it when you win. This month we’ve been bouncing up and down a lot. Two nights ago we had a great game and tonight we did this, so I think we’re going in the right direction and hopefully everything will start from here.”
It was a special night for Gomez and the Rangers, let’s hope they can carry it into Sunday’s game. The three-game series ends on Sunday as left-handed Martin Perez looks to help the Rangers grab the victory and the series.