Sunday, July 15, 2007


Between computer problems, the All-Star break (and can anyone explain how it is that the main threat to Hank Aaron's home run record, Adam Dunn, is never even remotely considered for the home run derby, let alone the All-Star game) and only a pair of homers in July, I haven't been posting.

Dunn homered today, though, a solo shot of Oliver Perez. Dunn had homered twice off Perez when he was with the Pirates (#76 in April, 2004 and #155 in September 2005). The homer ended a long drought for Dunn at Shea Stadium. The last homer Dunn had hit on the road against the Mets was #92 in June of 2004 off Matt Ginter.

Homer #220 came after Dunn had homered the day before against young Kyle Kendrick. Dunn went deep off the other end of the age spectrum, taking a Jose Mesa pitch out of the park. Mesa is the oldest pitcher to surrender a home run to Adam Dunn. David Wells (#83 in 2004) had been the oldest.

Dunn made it three straight games with a homer when he homered off the Phillies Adam Eaton.

Micah Owings allowed Dunn's first home run in July, giving Dunn an even two dozen before the All-Star break.

Since the last posting, Dunn has passed Joe Pepitone, Al Oliver, "Sunny" Jim Bottomley, Tony Batista (219), Tony Oliva (220), Don Mattingly and Derrek Lee (222).