Welcome to Orlando

Los Angeles Dodgers fans sure do love their new second baseman.

Orlando Hudson accomplished one of the most difficult feats in baseball Monday, hitting for the cycle in his team's 11-1 rout of the San Francisco Giants.
"Dodger fans can’t expect this every day," he said, "The cycle is very hard. First of all, getting a hit is hard."
Tell that to his .389 OBP this season.

Hudson, who agreed to a free-agent deal in February after three seasons with the Arizona Diamondbacks, completed the first big league cycle of the 2009 season with a sixth-inning triple off Brandon Medders. The 31-year old also singled in the first, homered in the third and doubled in the fourth, becoming the first Dodger since Wes Parker in 1970, the ninth in franchise history, and the first ever to hit for the cycle at Dodger Stadium.

Way to go, buddy!

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1 comment:

Megs said...

First of all, I can't believe no one has ever hit for the cycle at Dodger Stadium, and second, that no Dodger has done it in 37 years! That's nuts!