Thursday, April 05, 2007

2 HR on Opening Day + Series against the Cubs =

Irrational exuberance.

I figured that by the end of today Dunn would have about seventeen home runs. Instead he has a pair which still puts him on pace for a hundred by season's end.

The Reds are at home versus Pittsburgh to face Paul Maholm, Zach Duke and Tony Armas, Jr. Dunn has never hit a home run off of any of the trio. Dunn's last home run against Pittsburgh was the last one of the season for him last year (September 8, 2006 off Brian Rogers). Good googly moogly, we don't want a reprise of that.

Dunn loves to face the Pirates at home. Dunn has bashed fourteen home runs against the Pirates in Cincinnati. Only the Brewers have surrendered more to Dunn on his home field. The Pirates have the greatest disparity in home runs surrendered to Dunn at home versus their own park. Dunn has only hit a pair of home runs in Pittsburgh.


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