Adam Dunn's 100 strikeouts
It's hard to believe that in 67 games, 279 plate appearances, 231 at bats, Adam Dunn of the White Sox has 100 strikeouts. For the second time this season, Dunn now has multiple strikeouts in six consecutive games. he's even had 11 games this season with at least three strikeouts. Not that they are comparable, but I was curious as to how many games Joe DiMaggio struck out three times in his career and that would be one. He struck out three times June 19, 1942 against Cleveland. That was the only time in the 1736 games he played.
Here are some very distressingly red images of Adam Dunn this season.
Of Dunn's 100 strikeouts, 27 have been called third strikes:
Dunn has struck out 25 times against lefties, 18 have been swinging strikeouts:
Against righties, Dunn has swung and missed at strike three 55 times:
Dunn has been simply atrocious this season against lefties, going 1-for-53 (.019) and that one hit was an infield single.
Dunn vs. lefties:
Dunn has seen 295 pitches against lefites, he has swung at 41% of them, he has missed on 34.7%. his BABIP is .036.
Remarkably, despite Dunn's season thus far, one in which his presence in the lineup was to be heavily relied upon, the White Sox are just 4.5 games out of first. It will be interesting to see what, if any, adjustment can be made for Dunn over the coming weeks.