Alfonso Soriano is on his yearly hot streak.
Have you noticed that almost every time he hits one now, he passes somebody on the all-time homer list?
Like, in a couple homers he'll tie Johnny Bench.
Last night he passed Dwight Evans.
His homer against the Sox the other night put him just past Harold Baines.
In the last couple weeks he went past Carlton Fisk and Jeff Kent and Tony Perez and Jim Rice and Albert Belle and Orlando Cepeda (when I was in little league, I had an Orlando Cepeda signature bat that I was anything but Cepeda-like with).
In 13 homers, he'll be in the 400 Homer Club.
Al Kaline could only hit 399.
So Soriano - he's not in ultra-god territory yet, but still...pretty nice company.
And...did you see him steal 3rd against the Sox?
Just really REALLY fun to watch that guy right now.
Last night he hit two dingers along with homers from Anthony Rizzo, Starlin Castro, and the sweet one from Darwin Barney right after the seriously high hard one from Joe Blanton that A) knocked in 3 runs and B) sent Blanton to the showers.
Cubs 7 Angels 2.
If you'da said the Cubs would SO out-homer a team with Pujols and Trout and Hamilton, I'da said yer nuts, dude.
ps: Old buddy Ted Lilly is asking the Dodgers to try him in a reliever's role. The neck is just bothering him too much. But, what a awesome guy to have on your team, huh? Trying to help them win any way he can...