LOS ANGELES -- Padres starting pitcher Jon Garland took notice of Alex Rodriguez's 600th home run Wednesday because he, like a lot of other pitchers, had a part in helping Rodriguez get there.
In fact, it was Garland who allowed Rodriguez's 200th home run while pitching for the White Sox on May 12, 2001.
"That's not the only list I'm on," Garland said. "I gave up homers to [Rafael] Palmeiro and [Sammy] Sosa deep in their counts. I guess the longer you're around, the odds go up. I knew I had given up his 200th because they put the list up a couple of weeks ago."
Garland allowed Palmeiro's 430th career home run on Aug. 16, 2001. He also allowed Sosa's 475th home run on June 14, 2002.