I Can Haz an 11-Run Homer?

One reason why I’ll never tire of my inanimate life partner (her name is baseball) is because every time I watch a game, I have the chance to see something I’ve never seen before.  Or, as was the case Wednesday night at Sox Park, I might see 18 somethings I’ve never seen before.

The Yankees were in town.  My buddy Mike had sweet tickets on the 100 level.  And I was craving the sort of breeze only Adam Dunn’s wiff-n-miss bat can provide.

It didn’t take long for the game to get out of hand.  In fact, the game STARTED with something I have NEVER seen before: back-to-back bunt basehits, thanks to Brett Gardner and Derek Jeter.

In fact, Jeter went 5 for 6 in the game, only the fourth time he has ever collected five hits in one game (the third being his epic 3K performance just last month) and yes, that’s something I’ve never seen before.

I have also never seen a White Sox pitcher (Brian Bruney) enter a game, record ZERO outs, give up 2 hits and 2 earned runs and still not be the worst performer of the night.  Like my buddy Mike said: “When you put Will Ohman in in the third, it’s already a disaster.”

And, of course, nothing spells disaster like the 2011 version of Adam Dunn.

But hark!  Baseball games always offer something new; and I hadn’t been to a Sox game all season where Adam Dunn didn’t strike out at least once, BUT, lo and behold, Dunn went 1 for 4 with NO strikeouts!  Hallelujah!  Champagne for errrrrrrybody!

Dude still can’t hit an 11-run homer though.  At this moribund point, I’m thinking that might be the only thing that could save his career.

Happy Friday!

Jeff

The Sox scorecard. (Click to enlarge)

The Yanks scorecard. Notice all the black diamonds.

5 Comments

Jeff,
Still a great time had by all! Especially for the Yankees!
Nice piece of writing. Maybe we can get together at Rings and Wings for a playoff game this year.

That’s another great thing about baseball, not only do you go and see something you’ve never seen before, but you always have no idea what rare thing you will see when you get there.
As for Adam Dunn, just hitting his 11th home run in total this year should be cause for celebration. What a bust he’s been.

http://bluejaysnest.mlblogs.com/

Dunn sounds a lot like Fernando Rodney for us this season. When there’s no hope of winning, he peforms beautifully. Otherwise, it’s all just so much choaking.
– Kristen

Mike — You bet! I love fake B-Dubs!
Blue Jays Nest — BUST with ALL CAPS!
Kristen — Yep… more choking here than I care to watch. Typically that happens on the Northside more than anywhere else ;-)
–Jeff

There is no explaining Adam Dunn. Argh.
-Keleigh

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