Former Met Gomez hits for cycle

Our focus at is Mets no hitters – or more accurately, the lack thereof – but we also have an affinity for hits-for-the-cycle as the feat of hitting a single, double, triple and home run in a single game is a slightly more rare feat than a no hitter.

There have been 270 no hitters thrown in Major League history, while players have had 253 hits for cycle during that period. As we all know, nine Mets have hit for the cycle during their 46 years of existence, while no Mets have every hurled a no no.

So we have to offer kudos to former Met Carlos Gomez, who hit for the cycle Wednesday night during the Minnesota Twins 13-1 pummeling of the Chicago White Sox. The speedy centerfielder – traded to the Twins in the Johan Santana deal – did it in reverse order, beginning with a homer and working his way back to a single by barely beating a throw for an infield hit.

Way to go Carlos!

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