Originally Posted by edabbs44
Why wouldn't Dunn ever encounter this situation?
I'm not saying he doesn't. My point, and I should have expanded more, is that the lineup around Ortiz, generally speaking, has been stronger than that around Dunn. It appears that Ortiz has more chance to be clutch based on where he hits in the lineup and who's before or after him. Manny goes a long way in getting Ortiz pitches he can do something with. The Reds haven't regularly had that back to back combination in recent years (though a healthy Griffey is pretty close).
So, my original statement was not an indictment on Dunn, but rather on the hitters around him, as well, as his sometimes unfortunate place in the lineup.