Mike Rizzo

Three up, three down: Scooter got rolling, while Beltway chatter heats up

Three up, three down: Scooter got rolling, while Beltway chatter heats up

A look at the trending topics this week in MLB:

THREE UP

Scooter Gennett: The utility infielder did not hit a home run in all of May, but he tied a major league record by hitting four in one game Tuesday. Yay: He did it for his hometown Cincinnati Reds. Double yay: He nicknamed himself — at age 5 — after a character from the Muppets. That still doesn’t make him the most prodigious slugger among players with Muppet names. The four home runs gave him 42 for his career, breaking a tie with Hall of Famer Phil “The Scooter” Rizzuto. The Muppets also have a Rizzo (Chicago Cubs first baseman Anthony Rizzo has 147 home runs) and a Gonzo (retired...

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