After going 0-4 in every game of the July 16-18 series against the San Diego Padres which brought his batting average to an embarrassingly low .133, New York Mets OF Lastings Milledge went on a four game multihit streak. His average jumped to .283 and his OPS skyrocketed from .423 to .798 after hitting two doubles and a home run during that span.
If the Mets want to hold off the Atlanta Braves and the surging Philadelphia Phillies (although Chase Utley just broke his hand), Milledge is going to need to step up, especially with Carlos Beltran hurting and Moises Alou about to come off the disabled list.
A few other notes:
1. Barry Bonds is still two home runs away from tying Hank Aaron’s home run record of 755.
2. Alex Rodriguez is one home run away from 500. The scary thing is tomorrow is his 32nd birthday. 800 wouldn’t be a stretch for him.
3. Tom Glavine is one win away from 300.
The teaser trailer for the Alvin And The Chipmunks movie!
It’s one of those live action films with loads of CGI in it. At least Jason Lee is in it, and it sounds like the original voices from the early 90’s carton are in it too.
Cool article on the success of the Nintendo Wii.
Less than four years later, the machine that Iwata built around his controversial strategy is the world’s top-selling game console. In the United States, Nintendo’s $250 Wii sold 360,000 units in April, while Sony’s $600, graphically intense, Blu-ray-powered PlayStation 3 props up the bottom of the sales chart like a doorstop, with 82,000 units sold.
BTW: Nintendo sold 381,000 Wii’s in June. Microsoft sold 198,400 Xbox 360’s and Sony moved 98,500 PlayStation 3’s. I don’t think anyone would have seen this happen a year ago.