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Adam Dunn leaves game, confident he'll start Thursday

The Nationals played the final two innings without Adam Dunn tonight, and they may or may not play with him Thursday. Dunn left Wednesday night's 4-3 win over the Astros in the seventh inning, two innings after Dunn was hit by a fastball from Astors starter Wandy Rodriguez in the right elbow.

Dunn called it "the most pain I've ever had in baseball," and said he lost feeling in his right hand. He thought he could remain in the game, but in the top of the seventh, on defense, he made an off-target throw into the outfield. He could barely feel his arm and realized he needed to leave.

Manager Jim Riggleman "told me I was just being stupid," Dunn said.

Riggleman said Dunn "may or may not" start Thursday and he'll make out two lineups, one for if Dunn can play and one for if he cannot. Dunn, who has appeared in more games since 2004 (1,089) than any other major league player, vowed he would play.

"It's good," he said. "I'll be in there tomorrow."

Dunn exited when Kevin Mench pinch-hit for him.

By Adam Kilgore  | September 22, 2010; 11:18 PM ET
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I think the headline should read, "Adam Dunn leaves game, confident he'll leave Natinals after season."

Posted by: Poopy_McPoop | September 23, 2010 12:16 AM | Report abuse

It took the Donk 2 innings to realize he couldn't feel his right arm? That's not "being stupid." That's just plain, old fashion stupid.

Posted by: howjensen | September 23, 2010 5:26 AM | Report abuse

Required reading for this morning: Boswell's column.

Posted by: joemktg1 | September 23, 2010 7:14 AM | Report abuse

Howjensen sees what he wants to see. Naysayers are always that way. (Try re-reading the article - it took him 2 innings to realize he could not play with the numbness.)

Posted by: shanks1 | September 23, 2010 8:07 AM | Report abuse

Now that the Adam Dunn Era MAY be coming to an end, can we not pause a moment and reflect on the fact that, in terms of durability, he is the anti-Nick Johnson?

Posted by: CapPeterson1 | September 23, 2010 8:32 AM | Report abuse

I had wondered what was up with that awful throw to second by Dunn. Numb arm explains it. Dunn is a pro, and pros never want to come off the field, even if it is the smart thing to do.

Boz column is a sad confirmation of the things that many commentors here have been saying. It is maddening to see some pieces in place for the future and know that as long as Ted Lerner owns the team the Nats will never, ever put in place the remaining pieces that would allow them to contend. Never. Ever.

Posted by: NatsFly | September 23, 2010 9:01 AM | Report abuse

That would explain the throw. Hope that the big guy is okay.

Posted by: natsfan1a1 | September 23, 2010 9:13 AM | Report abuse

The ball probably hit his "crazy bone", and bruised the nerve. I think we have all hit or been hit there at sometime.

Posted by: Slidell | September 23, 2010 10:35 AM | Report abuse

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