Giants prospect scoffs at ballpark humidor, blasts mammoth home run while hitting for the cycle
Giants prospect belts huge HR, hits 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.