Salt Lake's Harrison finishes off first cycle
Apparently hitting for the cycle wasn't enough for Monte Harrison. An inning after completing the milestone, the Angels outfielder added a second double for good measure to equal a career high with five hits as Triple-A Salt Lake rolled past Reno, 11-4, at Greater Nevada Field. Harrison's cycle was the
Apparently hitting for the cycle wasn't enough for Monte Harrison.
An inning after completing the milestone, the Angels outfielder added a second double for good measure to equal a career high with five hits as Triple-A Salt Lake rolled past Reno, 11-4, at Greater Nevada Field. Harrison's cycle was the first by a Bee since Michael Hermosillo on May 1, 2018.
The 26-year-old might not have had a historic night on his mind when he took the field, but he got the two hardest legs of the cycle out of the way quickly. Harrison connected on his seventh homer of the year to right field in the second inning and brought home another run with his first triple in the fourth. A two-out single in the fifth put the former Brewers and Marlins prospect on the precipice, and he finished it off with an RBI double in the eighth. It was the second cycle in 12 days in the Minors and the 13th this year.
🚨MONTE HARRISON HAS HIT THE CYCLE🚨 pic.twitter.com/tF70tcycQj— Salt Lake Bees (@SaltLakeBees) July 29, 2022
The 6-foot-3, 225-pounder doubled home his fifth run of the contest in the ninth to notch his first five-hit game since 2015 and his first five-RBI effort since 2016.
The performance came barely two weeks after Harrison cleared waivers following a 19-day stint with the Angels in the Majors. The Missouri native went 2-for-11 with a homer and three RBIs in nine games with the Halos before he was designated for assignment on July 13. It was the third Major League audition for Harrison, who made his big league debut with Miami in 2020 and spent nine games in The Show last year.
The 2014 second-round Draft pick began his career with the Brewers before being dealt to the Marlins in the Christian Yelich trade in 2018. Miami released him in March and he signed with the Angels on April 4, when he was sent to Triple-A where he's put together a .246/.345/.429 slash line with 12 homers and 20 stolen bases in 55 games.
Harrison enjoyed the best year of his professional career in 2017, when he batted .272 with an .831 OPS, 51 extra-base hits, 21 home runs and 67 RBIs across two Minor League levels.
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