Let me preface this little factoid by noting that I've enjoyed following Adam Dunn's career since he came up with Cincinnati in 2001. Like many baseball fans, I enjoy seeing massive fellas sock a few dingers.
Not that I need anyone to corroborate my opinion, but The Simpsons are here to help:
But let's not get too far off the topic. On Sunday, when we realized Dan Uggla didn't extend his 33-game hitting streak, my buddy asked me whether I thought Adam Dunn had a 33-game fair-ball streak.
We agreed it was unlikely, but it's the type of awkward query that needs to be researched rather than assumed. So what's the answer?
It's no...and maybe.
Dunn does not have a 33-game fair-ball streak to his credit this year. He does, however, own an active 25-game streak that began on July 7 against Minnesota when he went 0 for 4 with 3 strikeouts and a groundout to first.
During this 25-game streak, Dunn has batted 13 of 88 with 1 double, 3 homers, 15 walks and 36 strikeouts. That's a slash line of .147/.272/.261, which is slightly behind his .161/.294/.296 effort for the year.
Uggla, by the way, owned a .173/.241/.327 slash line when he triggered his streak on July 5.