Stat Line of the Night — 6/9/2013 — Ryan Zimmerman
Stat Line of the Night — 6/10/2013 — Adam Dunn
Heading into last night’s game against the Toronto Blue Jays, Adam Dunn had only 34 hits in 206 at bats on the season (good enough for a .165 batting average), but of those 34 hits, 14 of them were home runs. That means that while Dunn wasn’t hitting the ball all that often, he was making the most of those hits, as the White Sox’s designated hitter was sending nearly half of his hits over the outfield fence. And he continued to work at a similar pace on Monday night.
Dunn stepped to the plate on five occasions against the Jays, going 4-for-4 with a walk. And of his four hits, two of them would find the outfield bleachers and the other two would result in singles, as he finished the evening with five RBIs and three runs scored during the White Sox’s 10-6 victory.
Following that performance, Dunn now has 38 hits on the season, and a ridiculous 16 of those have been home runs. His batting average is still well below the Mendoza line, at .181, but his perfect night at the plate did help him raise it by a few points, while also earning him “The Stat Line of the Night” for Monday, June 10, 2013.