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Adam Dunn feeling sick

Adam Dunn felt "noxious" when he arrived at Coors Field this morning, which is why Jim Riggleman gave him the day off. There seems to be a bug going around. A few Nationals players felt mildly under the weather, and Todd Helton did not play in Game 1 yesterday because of a flu bug. Maybe first base here is extra germy.

Although left-hander Jeff Francis is pitching for the Rockies, Riggleman wanted to have Dunn in the lineup today. "I don't like to give anybody with power [a day] off in Colorado," Riggleman said. "Especially after he hit a couple home runs yesterday. If he was available, he would be in there."

The other twist to today's lineup is Cristian Guzman's spot. He is playing right field today, his second start at his new position. Guzman's newfound flexibility will help get him in the lineup against any left-handed pitcher, something Riggleman feels has become imperative. Guzman has a 1.015 OPS against left-handed pitchers this season in 46 plate appearances.

"When a left-hander is pitching," Riggleman said, "he's got to be in there somewhere."

By Adam Kilgore  |  May 16, 2010; 1:56 PM ET
Categories:  Adam Dunn , Cristian Guzman  
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Okay, so new nickname for Dunn: Big Poison. Now we just need a "Little Poison" and we're all set. :-)

Posted by: natsfan1a1 | May 16, 2010 2:26 PM | Report abuse

But seriously, feel better, Adam. There seems to be a bug going around back here, too. I'm just starting to feel better after a bout with it this week.

Posted by: natsfan1a1 | May 16, 2010 2:27 PM | Report abuse

I wonder at what point should we start worrying about Adam Dunn's status with the Nationals?

Sooner or later, Dunn is going to decide to test the free agent waters and we'll lose him.

His defense has been more than adequate this season, and there is no way we can replace his bat in the lineup -- there is no one from within and any free agent we could pick up would probably cost more than what Dunn is willing to sign for right now.

Hope this (the Dunn saga) doesn't last much longer.

Posted by: rushfari | May 16, 2010 3:38 PM | Report abuse

Yeah, but... you don't know what he'd be willing to sign for--he hasn't signed yet.

Posted by: Sec3mysofa | May 16, 2010 4:03 PM | Report abuse

Has anyone mentioned Storen is coming up?

Posted by: Sec3mysofa | May 16, 2010 4:07 PM | Report abuse

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