Sunday, September 25, 2022

Walsh hits for Cycles, Trout 2HR hits as Angels beat Mets

ANAHEIM, Calif. ( Associated Press) — Not many teams can claim to be a no-hitter, losing a franchise-record, firing a manager, and then hitting a player on a bicycle in the span of about five weeks.

Well, the Los Angeles Angels can.

Jared Walsh continued one of the wildest spans in franchise history by hitting for the cycle as the Halos secured an 11-6 win over the New York Mets on Saturday night. This was the ninth cycle in franchise history and the first since Shohei Ohtani in 2019.

Walsh made 4 for 5 and scored three runs. He completed the cycle with a two-run triple in the eighth inning after Mets center fielder Khalil Lee failed to make a diving catch.

“I thought about it a little bit, but I wanted to keep the barrel on the ball,” Walsh said of coming to the plate in the eighth. “I was making great contact so I felt like if I’ve got some plate, I might get a run at it.”

Angels manager Phil Nevin said that as soon as he saw Lee trying to dive for the ball, he knew Walsh would complete the cycle.

“I shouted ‘Bicycle’ when he was dove. Bicycles are more rare than no-hitters, I’ve only seen each other,” Nevin said.

It was the seventh cycle in the history of Angel Stadium and the fifth by an Angels player. Mike Trout was the last player to cycle in The Big A in 2013.

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