Medica hopes to be awarded retroactive cycle
CHICAGO -- Tommy Medica's agent has filed an appeal with the Major League Baseball Players Association on a scoring decision from Wednesday's loss to the D-backs.
It could have historic ramifications for the club if it's overturned.
Medica missed hitting for what would have been the first cycle in franchise history when D-backs third baseman Martin Prado was given an error on a hard-hit ground ball by Medica in the second inning. Medica went on to hit a triple, double and home run. He flied out in the ninth inning, his last at-bat.
"We'll see what happens. I didn't score, so it's not like it will hurt [D-backs starting pitcher Chase Anderson's] ERA," Medica said. "But I think the one thing that might hold it back is that it would be the first cycle with the Padres."
San Diego manager Bud Black, who said the club planned to file the appeal if Medica's representation didn't, added it would certainly be a first for him if the call is overturned.
"It would be a little bit unique, wouldn't it?" Black said. "I hope he does. It was hard-hit, it was hooking. For me, it looked like a tough play."
Medica is represented by the Beverly Hills Sports Council.