Aug 5, 2014; Chicago, IL, USA; Chicago White Sox designated hitter Adam Dunn (44) throws a pitch as a relief pitcher during the ninth inning against the Texas Rangers at U.S Cellular Field. The Rangers won 16-0. Mandatory Credit: Mike DiNovo-USA TODAY Sports
In the top of the ninth inning, the Chicago White Sox called upon their secret weapon that they’ve never used as a pitcher … because it was that secret.
Aug 5, 2014; Chicago, IL, USA; Chicago White Sox designated hitter Adam Dunn (44) reacts after getting an out as a relief pitcher during the ninth inning against the Texas Rangers at U.S Cellular Field. The Rangers won 16-0. Mandatory Credit: Mike DiNovo-USA TODAY Sports
Designated hitter Adam Dunn went to the mound for the White Sox in a reliever role for the first time in his MLB career in the ninth, and well, at least it made us smile, laugh and forget the White Sox trailed by 15 runs.
Dunn was a high school quarterback, so all these years later, he still has a little juice left in the arm.
Here are a couple tweets about Dunn’s pitching:
The White Sox eventually lost the game 16-0.
In Dunn’s one inning of “relief pitching,” he allowed one earned run on two hits and one walk.
It was the best effort of any White Sox pitcher for the evening, as starter John Danks gave up four home runs in 4.2 innings of work.
This was something fun I think all of us needed with the way this game went on Tuesday night at US Cellular Field, and who knows … with that type of performance, Dunn has already pitched better than most of the relievers the White Sox have sent out to the mound this season.
Thanks for at least some fun on this terrible night of baseball White Sox … we needed that.
Even on a bad night, baseball can still be a little fun.