A golden sombrero is awarded to a player who manages to strike out four times in a single game (real golden sombrero not included). It's quite the feat unless you're Ryan Howard or Mark Reynolds. Unfortunately, cycles and no-hitters are all the rage nowadays. Not for me, though. I will pour over the box scores to bring you the finest at swinging and missing.
I'm a pretty big Adam Dunn fan. I was hoping the Angels would make a run for him but after that Callaspo trade, I can't see they could manage to add anymore power. Dunn doesn't really fit the Scioscia player profile. Dunn is your 3 True Outcome player. He's pretty much either going to hit a home run, walk or strikeout. Last night was no different as Dunn went 1-5 with a home run and 4 strikeouts. I can't put how that makes me feel into words so here...
Delightful. Now let's check out Dunn's strikeouts so I can move on to the next guy. The Summer of Strikeouts is relentless this week.
Top 1st: Dunn struck out swinging against Edinson Volquez. But the Nats did score 1 one in the 1st, 2 in the 2nd and 3 in the 3rd.
Top 5th: Dunn struck out swinging against Carlos Fisher.
Top 7th: Dunn struck out swinging against Bill Bray. Anytime I hear Bill Bray I think of this...
Top 9th: Dunn struck out swinging against Nick Masset.
Well played, Dunn. Four strikeouts against four different pitcher, all swinging, and a home run for good measure.