Gennett’s monumental performance seemed to come out of nowhere. He entered the night hitting 1-for-his-last-20 with three home runs on the entire season.
Mike Cameron, who recorded a four-homer game while with the Mariners in 2002, congratulated Gennett on joining an “exclusive club.”
— Cameron (@_darkman44) June 7, 2017
Of course, Gennett’s teammates showed him lots of love.
SCOOT SCOOT!!!!! 💣💣💣💣
— Rookie Davis (@rookdavis24) June 7, 2017
Jesus Scoot! Have a day kid!!
— Brandon Finnegan (@bfinny29) June 7, 2017
— Tucker Barnhart (@Tucker_Barnhart) June 7, 2017
That was SHOW!! Have a night @Sgennett2
— Anthony DeSclafani (@ADeSclafani) June 7, 2017
Gennett, a 27-year-old Cincinnati native, stuck around after the game to meet the 12-year-old fan who caught his fourth homer.
— MLB (@MLB) June 7, 2017
Gennett’s feat was even recognized by a familiar name from the college hoops world, Dick Vitale.
— Dick Vitale (@DickieV) June 7, 2017
J.A. Adande chimed in with a hilarious take on Gennett, who apparently flies under the radar.
Yesterday I wasn’t aware Scooter Gennett existed https://t.co/NAdZo28i3K
— J.A. Adande (@jadande) June 7, 2017
And C. Trent Rosecrans, the Reds beat reporter for the Cincinnati Enquirer, said what every Reds fan was probably thinking following Brandon Phillips’ recent remarks.
I think Scooter Gennett has earned the right to wear No. 4
— C. Trent Rosecrans (@ctrent) June 7, 2017
After Gennett’s accomplishment Tuesday, we definitely won’t be forgetting the name “Scooter” anytime soon.
— Sarah Scrivens