Adam Dunn Goes Golden Sombrero
It’s been quite some time since we’ve had a player take the golden sombrero. Franklin Gutierrez came close over the weekend, but luckily for his sake he reached base in his final at-bat after striking out the first four times. And so it was the case on Tuesday night that Nationals slugger Adam Dunn struck out all four times he came to the plate against the Braves in an 8-1 loss.
I’m actually surprised that Dunn’s never worn the crown (since we’ve kept track) considering he’s gone over 190 k’s in a season a few times. The big slugger punched out swinging, looking, and then swinging the final two times he went to the plate. Youngster Tommy Hanson got Dunn three times while Manny Acosta got him the final time. Hanson’s now 9-2 with a 3.05 ERA. Think Glavine could have done that? Didn’t think so. As for Dunn, even with the crap game, he’s still in line for another 40 home run season, and at .278, he’s on his way to what sadly would be his highest single-season average.