Sinking the flotilla
Adam Dunn had chances to homer off the Padilla Flotilla years ago when Vicente pitched for the Philadelphia Phillies. It took in interleague game against the Texas Rangers, however, for Padilla to join the long list of Dunn's victims. It might bode well for more home runs for Dunn. After hitting homer after homer against Hispanic pitchers earlier in the season, Dunn had gone a long time without victimizing a foreign-born player.
Despite the worst home run output yet in his career for the month of June, Dunn is tied for second in the National League in home runs.
The home run against Padilla was Dunn's seventeenth career interleague home run. It gives him 214 home runs for his career where he is all alone on the list, having left Andy Pafko behind at 213.