Monday, June 05, 2006

If everyone else can do it....

...why not Dunn? The Reds had seven home runs against the Astros in sweeping the three-game series from the Astros. Dunn had none of them, however.

The Reds are three games behind the Cardinals, whom they play next. The starters for St. Louis are Jeff Suppan, Cris Carpenter and Sidney Ponson. Dunn has hit two of his seventeen home runs this season off of Ponson. Suppan is a milestone pitcher for Dunn, having served up Dunn's 100th career home run on July 28, 2004.

Dunn seems to have trouble getting his first home run out of the way each June. Here are the dates of the first homer he has hit in June of each year of his career:

June 11, 2002 at TEX. Two home runs, one off Kenny Rogers, the other Randy Flores
June 6, 2003 vs TOR. Off Roy Halladay
June 1, 2004 at FLA. Two home runs, one off Brad Penny, the other Nate Bump
June 8, 2005 vs TB. Off Lee Gardner


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