With the Reds trailing by one run in the ninth inning Saturday, Adam Dunn's initial intention with runners on first and second and one out was to bunt his teammates into scoring position. After two unsuccessful sacrifice attempts, a frustrated Dunn chose to swing away. Dunn's backup plan sailed 449 feet into the right-field Sun Deck for a three-run walk-off home run...Adam Dunn
, batting seventh
, with (I believe) 2 sac bunts in his career
, asked to bunt in the bottom of the ninth with Paul Bako and the pitcher's spot behind him.
From Derek, pseudo-visual evidence:
And from Matt, horrifying actual visual evidence:
I mean, given the fact that Dusty tried to make Edwin Encarnacion bunt
before his big walk-off blast a while ago, maybe this is some kind of strategy. Maybe Dusty takes these guys who have between zero and two sac bunts in their lives, and makes them try to bunt, and when he takes the bunt sign off they are so relieved they launch walk-off homers.
Thank you to the 100+ Reds fans who confirmed this tragic series of events.
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