Giants prospect scoffs at ballpark humidor, blasts mammoth home run while hitting for the cycle
The Salt Lake Bees are the Triple-A affiliate of the Angels, and they play their games in the homer-friendly thin air of the Rocky Mountains. Like the Rockies a few years ago, the Bees installed a humidor last month in an attempt to curb some of the preposterous offensive numbers being put up in their park.
Adam Duvall -- the 19th-ranked prospect in the Giants system -- plays third base for the Sacramento River Cats, and he laughs in the face of your puny humidor:
It'll bring offense down, they said. We want to help the pitchers, they said.
And that was just the beginning of Duvall's assault in Sacramento's 15-7 win on Sunday: Having already doubled twice earlier, the 26-year-old ripped a triple to right in the seventh and reached on an infield single in his final at-bat to complete his first career cycle:
Even more remarkable: Duvall's teammate, Darren Ford, came within a single of his own cycle, and was standing in the on-deck circle when the final out was made.