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Adam Dunn sits with sore hamstring

Adam Dunn could probably use a day off no matter what, now that he's mired in an 0-for-8 slump with six strikeouts as the season winds to a close. But after playing in last night's cold, damp conditions, Dunn's hamstring, which has bothered him for much of the second half, felt stiff.

Manager Jim Riggleman did not want to risk any serious damage to Dunn. "Hopefully, we'll have him for the last game tomorrow," Riggleman said. "If the right situation comes up, he could pinch-hit."

Dunn's struggles last night again Pat Misch underscore his problems with left-handed pitching this year. He is batting .194/.300/.412 (average/on-base/slugging) with nine of his 38 home runs in 165 at-bats against lefties.

With lefty Raul Valdes on the mound, Nyjer Morgan will also sit today. Riggleman simply wanted to put Roger Bernadina back in the lineup and give Justin Maxwell a crack against the left-hander.

By Adam Kilgore  | October 2, 2010; 12:44 PM ET
 
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