Originally posted on Hall of Very Good  |  Last updated 5/15/12

It seems like just about everyone in the blogosphere is talking about Josh Hamilton and his Herculean efforts of this past week.

And why not?

All dude did was bat .467 (14-for-30) with nine home runs and 18 RBI. Oh, and let's not forget that, in the process, Texas Rangers slugger became just the 16th player ever to go deep four times in one game.

One guy watching Hamilton's achievements very closely is his former teammate, Los Angeles Angels pitcher C.J. Wilson...and he hit the Twitters to let his followers know how he feels.

I know a lot of people might want to pitch around hamilton, but their lineup is too good. He might break bonds record this year, no joke


Through 33 games, the 2010 American League MVP has 18 home runs. But how does that compare to some of the more prolific home run seasons of note?

Barry Bonds (2001) - 15
Mark McGwire (1998) - 13
Babe Ruth (1927) - 10
Roger Maris (1961) - 7
Sammy Sosa (1998) - 7


Sure, people heat up at different times throughout the season, but, well...Wilson might be on to something.

More astounding is this. Not only has Hamilton hit those 18 home runs in his first 33 games, but he's only failed to reach base in two of those games and is currently carrying a 14-game hitting streak.

And who won the war Saturday when the former teammates squared off at Arlington? It's a wash, really. Hamilton went 1-for-3 against his former teammate with two strikeouts.

That one hit was, however, you guessed it...a home run.



This article first appeared on Hall of Very Good and was syndicated with permission.

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