Stat Line Of The Night — 7/23/12 — Jeff Samardzija
Stat Line Of The Night — 7/24/12 — Adam Dunn
Chicago White Sox designated hitter Adam Dunn entered last night’s game against the Minnesota Twins with a league-leading 29 home runs. But his ability to go yard on a regular basis has come at a cost, as he has also displayed an ability to strike out on a regular basis (for proof, look no further than his league-leading 144 strikeouts heading into last night’s game). The Sox and their fans have learned how to take the good with the bad when it comes to Dunn’s batting, and they were forced to do so once again last night.
Dunn made five plate appearances last night against the Twins, and while two of them resulted in strikeouts, the other three would translate into runs for the White Sox. It started in the first inning, when Dunn singled to right field before scoring on a throwing error two batters later to give the Sox a 1-0 lead. His following two at bats would result in strikeouts, but in the seventh inning he would tie the game at 4-4 with a two-run homer (which was his league-leading 30th home run on the season), and in the very next inning he would cash in two more runs, via a double to deep left field.
When it was all said and done, Dunn would finish the night going 3-for-5 at the plate with a homer, a double, two strikeouts, three runs and four RBIs. That helped the White Sox earn the 11-4 victory, while earning himself “The Stat Line of the Night” for Tuesday, July 24, 2012.