Re: Did Dunn forget how to walk?
Kearns is second on the team in pitches/per plate appearance with an average of 4.27 P/PA. It's not like he is going up there and just hacking away on the first or second pitch every atbat. At least he is working the count and stinging the ball. The walks will eventually start coming again.
Dunn is fine also. Nine walks in 53 plate appearances equals out to around a walk every 5.8 PA's or so, which is slightly better than his career average of a walk every 6.02.
He's had a chance for a few more walks but he chased a few bad pitches on 3-2 counts lately. But he did look real good at the plate yesterday after that first atbat. Dunn will be fine. I expect another season of 100+ walks and a .950+ OPS, but I'm hoping he can push it above 1.000 this year.
I miss Adam Dunn.