Playing in intense fog, Chicago White Sox First Baseman Adam Dunn went deep twice to carry his team to a 10-6 win over the Blue Jays at U.S. Cellular Field in Chicago. Facing a knuckleballer in low visibility seemed like a recipe for a low scoring affair, however Dunn appeared to have no trouble seeing the ball tonight.
Adam Dunn went a perfect 4-4 on the night including his two home runs, driving in five RBIs in the process. When asked about how he was able to see the ball so well despite the conditions that were far from ideal, he told reporters “It was worse than when it rains. With the lights, it made it really really bright. It was weird…It was actually pretty tough. It was probably a lot tougher for the outfielders.
Drilling home runs in back to back innings early in the game, Dunn set the tone for his team last night. The first bomb off of RA Dickey was a solo shot in the third inning. The next big fly came in the fourth inning and drove in three runs. Adam Dunn was able to find his power despite the foggy conditions, sparking his team to a ten run performance.
Visibility was hindering play to the point where a delay of one hour and ten minutes had to be called. Proof of the poor conditions is found in the fact that the far from speedy Dunn was able to beat out an infield hit in the game. On any normal night he would never have been able to complete such a play, the cards were in his favor as Adam Dunn powered through the fog Monday night. Two other errors enabled three more White Sox runs to score late in the game.
Adam Dunn has found his power stroke at the right time for the White Sox. He has hit 10 home runs in his past 25 games to boost his total for the season to 15. Nothing can stop his power right now, as he continues to hit huge shots despite facing quality pitching and even foggy conditions.
The Blue Jays also got some offense going thanks to the low visibility in the outfield. Starter Dylan Axelrod made light of his poor performance in which he gave up six earned runs and eight hits over 4 plus innings when he said “I didn’t see all those home runs go out, so that was cool.” Hey, at least he can joke about it right?
The night belonged to Adam Dunn, who was able to power his team through the fog and the Blue Jays en route to a 10-6 victory. Two home runs in a game against RA Dickey is no easy task, but Dunn was able to continue his hot streak despite terrible conditions.
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