Here's the Beef
If the Arizona Diamondbacks end up winning the National League West, itll be due in large part to a career .247 hitter named Adam Dunn. The big, beefy Texas steer all 6-foot-6, 275 pounds of him came to the D-Backs in an August 11 trade with the Cincinnati Reds, Dunns MLB home since his rookie season in 2001. Hell reunite with his pathetic homies from Ohio when the D-Backs host a three-game series against the Red Stockings.
Dunns batting average is as puny as his bat is large, but thats misleading. In addition to his healthy home-run production he was one dinger shy of the NL home-run lead at press time the dudes always had a freakishly out-of-proportion on-base percentage, a chronically challenging area for our offense-challenged Baby Backs.
Fri., Sept. 12, 6:40 p.m.; Sat., Sept. 13, 5:10 p.m.; Sun., Sept. 14, 1:10 p.m., 2008
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