Monday, April 23, 2007

All or nothing

It wasn't that long ago when Adam Dunn was leading the Reds in virtually every offensive category, he looked like he might hit 100 home runs this season, and everything was just hunky dorey.

Lately, though, it's just been blah.

First 9 games:
12 of 34, 4 HR, 5 walks, 8 strikeouts, .353 BA, .436 OBP, .735 SLG
Last 9 games:
8 for 36, 0 HR, 4 walks, 19 strikeouts, .222 BA, .300 OBP, .278 SLG

Thems some ugly numbers.

Onto the next series, hoping for some positive change in Dunn's output.

A trio in St. Louis. Kip Wells, Braden Looper and Randy Keisler take the hill for the Redbirds.

Three years ago Kip Wells gave up two home runs to Dunn, numbers 75 and 80, while a member of the Pirates. Braden Looper also has given up a pair to Dunn, numbers 96 and 120, while pitching for the New York Metropolitans. Keisler was a teammate of Dunn's two years ago and made everyone he faced look like Adam Dunn. Keisler allowed ten home runs in just 56 innings. For his career he has been touched for THIRTY home runs in just 144 innings. Keisler is like a left-handed Bert Blyleven without the talent.

I have to think there is a home run or three for Dunn in this series.

Dunn's last homer in St. Louis was August of last year against Jorge Sosa, who is now a AAA pitcher in the Mets organization.

I'm beginning to think Eric Davis has an Adam Dunn voodoo doll. Dunn's next homer ties Davis for 6th all-time among Reds players. C'mon, Eric. Let him hit it.


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