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Adam Dunn hits a homer off a lefty

May 15, 2012, 1:00 PM EDT

Adam Dunn

Not normally a big deal to note lefty-on-lefty violence, but it is notable in Adam Dunn‘s case. His first inning homer off Drew Smyly was his first homer off a lefty since August 2010.  For his career he has 96 homers off lefties and an OPS of .782 compared to 281 homers and a .922 OPS against righties.  That’s a decent platoon split but not SO obnoxious that it predicted a year and a half drought off of lefties.

But then again, Dunn is coming off an insanely bad year. Look no further than the fact that the homer off Smyly was his 12th of the year.  He had 11 in all of 2011.

He’s at .250/.390/.613, which are better numbers than the career averages between 2001 and 2010 (.250/.381/.521) which earned him that giant contract with the Sox.

  1. xsherr - May 15, 2012 at 1:24 PM

    How about a news story about the many Adam Dunn nicknames?

    • captainwisdom8888 - May 15, 2012 at 5:57 PM

      this guy cranking one against a lefty, for real, is BIG news. You only have to read the headline, but its still very worth noting

  2. sabathiawouldbegoodattheeighthtoo - May 15, 2012 at 1:32 PM

    See, Albert, there is hope…for 2013.

  3. jasonc2300 - May 15, 2012 at 1:56 PM

    Still waiting for some reporter to reveal where and when Dunn and Pujols met over the winter and how Dunn passed the epic-collapse virus on to Albert…

  4. bsbiz - May 15, 2012 at 1:58 PM

    Oh, Dunner… Gettin’ it Dunn.

    Oh if only we could witness Magellan in left field every day.

  5. tmohr - May 15, 2012 at 3:33 PM

    Yesterday’s home run notwithstanding, Dunn is dancing to a 108/261/243 tune against lefties so far, but that is still an improvement over last season’s 064/235/074.

  6. baseballisboring - May 15, 2012 at 4:11 PM

    Man, what in the HELL happened last year? Great to see him back.

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