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Thursday July 5, 2007 12:14 pm

Bonds Now Four Home Runs Away From Record




Posted by Milo Taibi Categories: Athletes, Kudos, MLB,

Barry Bonds Hitting 751

Last night in a game against the Cincinnati Reds Barry Bonds hit lifetime home run number 751, making himself just four home runs away from the alltime record of 755 home runs. The home run came against pitcher Aaron Harang. With an 0-2 count Harang threw a fastball right down the pipe, which proved to be a mistake. However, Harang had no regrets about how he pitched Bonds in the at bat.

“You can’t be scared to go after guys like that, especially when there’s nobody on or it’s early in the game,” Harang said. “That’s what I tried to do with the third one, and he was right on it.”

After the home run in the first inning, Bonds walked twice. Being that he’s so close to the record, he may get more of this treatment as we near the all star break. Knowing that he may see more intentional passes than 0-2 fastballs, Bonds after the game stated that he could not foresee home run number 755.

“Yeah, it’s a little closer,” Bonds said. “Can I feel it? No. I can feel 751 right now. I can’t feel 755. I can feel 751—feels good.”

Things are going pretty well for Barry Bonds right now. He’s starting in the 2007 MLB All Star game in his hometown of San Francisco. He’s already said how excited he is to participate in the event.

“I’m at a loss for words right now,” Bonds said. “It just means more ‘cause I’m at home. This is my town. This is my house. You can’t say enough about being at home. It’s great.”

He also added: “This is the one I’ll remember all time. This is the one I’ll remember forever.”

Despite the fact that he may not get as many good pitches to hit in the future, you can’t help but feel that it isn’t bothering him. He’s swinging the bat better than he has all year, and if it keeps up than before too long he may have a new achievement to his career: All time home run king.

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