Diamond Digits: Home stretch
To commemorate this past weekend's wedding of one of SI's best baseball writers to one of the SI Franchise's favorite editors, Diamond Digits includes someone old, something new, something borrowed and something (Dodger) blue. Plus we look at a Met on a tear and an Indians pitcher getting torn up.
At bats without a home run by Houston shortstop
Major league leading at-bats per home run ratio of Rangers rookie catcher
Career games in which Dodgers Hall-of-Famer-to-be
Wright was one of the scapegoats of the Mets collapse last season but it's safe to say that no fingers will be pointed his way this season even if New York blows its postseason chance again. For the seven day period ending on Sunday, Wright batted a ridiculous .632 with four home runs, nine RBIs, an OBP of .696, with a slugging percentage of 1.316. Twice during the week, Wright had four hits in a game, doubling his season total of four-plus hit contests from two to four, tied for seventh in the majors and raising his average from .289 to .301. He's now one of four elite players -- joining Alex Rodriguez,
You'd never know from his performance this week, but on a staff that featured both
According to the good folks at baseball-reference.com, the 250,000th home run in baseball history was hit this week. The quarter-millionth clout came last Monday off the bat of Detroit's