Adam Dunn hit his 39th home run of the season last night, giving him 197 for his career. He is getting close to the milestones of 40 for a season and 200 for his career. Barring a traditional September collapse by Dunn, both marks should be passed.
The home run was off Jake Peavy and was one of only two hits Peavy surrendered. The Reds, once leading contenders for the National League Wild Card, have fallen off as of late, losing seven of nine on the road to NL West teams, and no longer look seriously competitive for a playoff spot.
Dunn passed Ken Williams of the St. Louis Browns and Cliff Johnson (196).