The Houston Astros have not had a lot to celebrate this season, until last night when one of their outfielders made baseball history.
With a double in the eighth inning off of Seattle Mariners reliever Danny Farquhar, Brandon Barnes, completed his first career cycle Friday night in Houston.
Barnes, who went 5-for-5 with two RBI and three runs scored, had the second cycle of the 2013 season. Mike Trout of the Los Angeles Angels did so on May 21.Barnes is the first Astro to hit for the cycle since Luke Scott in 2006, and the eighth in franchise history.
Brandon Barnes: 1st player with 5 hits and a cycle in same game since B.J. Upton in 2009
— ESPN Stats & Info (@ESPNStatsInfo) July 20, 2013
The 27-year old rookie was drafted in the sixth round of the 2006 draft by Houston. Barnes has had an up-and-down MLB career thus far. Known as a defensive center fielder, Barnes is hitting .250 with five home runs and 21 RBI after Friday’s 10-7 loss.