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Adam Dunn’s right oblique is not making much progress

Sep 12, 2012, 8:31 PM EDT

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White Sox manager Robin Ventura suggested to reporters after Tuesday night’s 5-3 loss to the Tigers that designated hitter Adam Dunn might be ready to return to the starting lineup Wednesday evening.

But Dunn failed to make it through batting practice on Wednesday afternoon, according to Dan Hayes of, and has experienced little to no improvement in his sore right oblique over the past couple of days. A pain-killing injection administered Tuesday morning did not achieve its intended effect.

The 32-year-old slugger has been out since September 5 — a full week — and seems unlikely to appear in a game before the weekend. Dan Johnson, a .236/.335/.406 career hitter in the major leagues, is filling in at designated hitter on Wednesday against tough Detroit right-hander Max Scherzer.

Dunn is batting .208/.340/.485 with 38 home runs and 88 RBI through 133 games played this season. Chicago is currently clinging to a two-game lead over the Tigers in the American League Central standings.

  1. butchhuskey - Sep 12, 2012 at 9:24 PM

    Well, I’m not sure exactly where to post this, but I saw Trouble with the Curve at an advanced screening tonight and I thought I’d tell everybody what I thought about it:

    The movie is lightly amusing, but generally lacking in tension and narrative urgency. Clint Eastwood plays a grumpy old man just about as well as anybody (not sure if he’s actually acting, though) and Amy Adams is a talented actress, but the film coasts by almost solely on their charms (and a solid supporting turn by John Goodman). To be honest, as the film drags along it’s difficult to determine exactly what story it’s trying to tell. Is it a baseball movie? Well, yes, but not a particularly insightful or involving one. Is it about a father and daughter trying to reconnect? Sort of, but most of that aspect is predictable and not resolved until very late in the film. Furthermore, parts of the film are unintentionally cheesy (a flashback involves some obvious footage left over from Dirty Harry) and there’s really nothing driving the movie forward from a plot standpoint. It just kind of ambles on, never making an impact except for a few funny jokes.

    As for the baseball aspect of the movie, it’s (no pun intended) hit or miss. First of all, I have to say I hate Justin Timberlake as an actor, and he is not at all a charismatic love interest. His role in the film is that of a former flame throwing pitcher who is now a scout for the Red Sox and wants to be a broadcaster. Timberlake is all kinds of wrong for the role, as he is never believable as a former athlete nor a potential announcer (frankly, his announcing voice sucks). There is also some anti-Moneyball type stuff, with Eastwood trying to prove that “instincts” and old school scouting are more valuable than computer usage, but it’s not quite as bad as it sounds. Anyways, it has a few nice trivia references, but also some head scratching stuff (like mention of a “draft and trade” and Jair Jurrjens throwing a no-hitter! no seriously, that’s mentioned).

    So anyways, final consensus on the film is this : Wait for it on DVD – it’s a little too aimless to spend money on in the theater (and Justin Timberlake is just awful beyond words)

    • samu0034 - Sep 13, 2012 at 8:10 AM

      How about nowhere? Start a blog of your own? This isn’t a forum where you just start threads of your own on whatever topic is striking your fancy.

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