Adam Dunn back in lineup
The Washington Nationals will have slugger Adam Dunn back in the lineup for tonight's game against the New York Mets. Dunn flew home yesterday for what was called a "minor procedure," and the Nationals were hopeful their first baseman would be ready for their first home game after a nine-game road trip.
"There were some things going on that needed to be checked out I think," said Dunn, who would not specify the nature of the procedure. "I wasn't feeling like I should be feeling. I'm ready to rock."
Dunn leads the Nationals with nine home runs and has been particularly sharp since a slow start to the season. He has eight homers and 17 RBI in his past 23 games and has hit safely in seven straight starts entering tonight.
"Adam's one of those guys when you're managing against him, you're pointing to when he's coming up, and you have to get a left-hander ready for him," Manager Jim Riggleman said. "He makes you do something maybe you really don't want to do. He has that impact on the other dugout."
Here are both starting lineups:
Jose Reyes, SS
Luis Castillo, 2B
Jason Bay, LF
Ike Davis, 1B
Angel Pagan, CF
Jeff Francoeur, RF
Fernando Tatis, 3B
Henry Blanco, C
R.A. Dickey, RHP
Nyjer Morgan, CF
Cristian Guzman, 2B
Ryan Zimmerman, 3B
Adam Dunn, 1B
Josh Willingham, LF
Ivan Rodriguez, C
Roger Bernadina, RF
Ian Desmond, SS
Livan Hernandez, RHP
May 19, 2010; 4:58 PM ET
Categories: Adam Dunn , Jim Riggleman
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