Brock Holt Hits First Cycle in Post Season History
Astros sweep Cleveland, LA Dodgers take down the Braves. Brock Holt hits the first cycle in the history of the postseason.
Monday, October 8th, 2018 is a day a lot of people will remember in the sports world. The defending champs move on in a historically good sweep of the pesky Indians. The 070710Dodgers fight off their demons to beat the Braves in 4. Drew Brees breaks the All-time passing record for the NFL. Last but not least, the Red Sox hoist up a 16 spot on one of the best pitching staffs in all of baseball. However, maybe the most iconic moment during Monday’s matchups was the home run hit by Brock Holt.
Let’s start with Brock Holt. During the 16-1 beatdown of the Yankees in their own stadium, Holt snuck in a single, double and triple. While a cycle is far from the rarest feat in the sport, it surely is nothing to sneeze at. The most bizarre thing about this particular cycle is that it is the first one in the history of the postseason. During the course of a normal MLB season, there are typically four or five cycles. The exact number of playoff games in the history of baseball is debatable but the number ranges in the thousands. The fact that no one has ever hit for the cycle in a playoff game is mind-blowing. The next fun fact about the Yankee massacre is that for the second time in the history of baseball, a position player pitched. For a team that claims to have the best bullpen in all of baseball may need to reconsider that statement.
Almost no one is surprised by the fact that the Astros and Dodgers made easy work of the Indians and Braves. The Astros are the defending champs who somehow got better from a year ago. The Dodgers have tons of playoff experience while the Braves are a team full of rookies. The next round will be a treat, no matter if the Yankees or Red Sox move on. Everyone loves to see the top teams go at it and that is just what the MLB postseason has given us so far.