With 30 home dates remaining on the schedule, three more home runs need to be hit to surpass last season’s total at Petco Park. With that in mind, I’ve added a “Launching Pad” tracker to the sidebar. If only we could do something about the fact that 57% of homers at Petco have been hit by the opposition since it opened.
Bar bet winner: Gonzalez is the only player ever to have multiple multi-homer games at Petco Park.
Bar bet winner #2: Gonzalez has as many home runs (18) through July 17 as last year’s season leader for the Padres (Ryan Klesko).