Saturday, July 01, 2006

Bobbing for homers

Adam Dunn hit home runs off of a pair of Bobs the past two games. On Thursday, against the Kansas City Royals, Dunn followed Felipe Lopez's home run to leadoff the third inning with a titantic blast to right that was as high as it was far. Bobby Keppel was the victimized pitcher as the Reds went on to win 6-5.

Yesterday, the Reds bats were silent through the first eight innings against Paul Bryd and the Cleveland Indians. Down 7-0, the Reds scored four in the eighth. The Indians added one in the top of the ninth. Closer Bob Wickman came in despite it not being a save situation. He turned it into one by giving up two singles and a pair of walks which brought Dunn up with bases loaded, two outs and the score 8-5.

Dunn lined the second pitch into right for the game-winning home run. This was his sixth grand slam, his first since July of last year and his first that was a walkoff. The Reds have won every game that Dunn has hit a grand slam in.

The series continues today against the Indians. Cliff Lee and C.C. Sabathia take the mound for the Indians in the next two games. Dunn has never hit a home run off a pitcher who goes by his initials.


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