Jeff McNeil Hits For Cycle in Rumble Ponies Win

By Michael Mayer

May 13, 2018 No comments

Jeff McNeil/Photo by Rick Nelson/MiLB.com

Jeff McNeil and his power display in 2018 was the topic of an article just a few days ago and he showed that power on Sunday afternoon when he hit for the cycle against the Portland Sea Dogs.

The Rumble Ponies second baseman went 4-for-6 with a single, double, triple, home run, two RBI and four runs scored in Binghamton’s 10-4.

He started his day off with an RBI triple in the first inning, his third of the season. In his second at-bat, he singled to right field in the third inning. He batted in the fourth inning as well and smashed a line drive double to right field. After flying out in the fifth inning, the left-handed hitting McNeil hit a home run to right field to complete the cycle in the top of the eighth inning.

McNeil had a chance to add to his big day in the ninth inning, but he lined out to third base. He became just the second player in franchise history to hit for the cycle, the first was Josh Satin on June 24, 2011.

The 26-year-old McNeil is off to a torrid start with the Rumble Ponies slashing .307/.407/.673 on the season with 10 doubles, three triples, seven home runs and 13 walks compared to only 12 strikeouts.

He has played just second and third base this season though he has experience at every positions besides catcher and pitcher.