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  1. Chad

    With his next homer, Adam Dunn will tie Joe Morgan and Pete Rose for 11th on the Reds all-time home run list.

    By the end of the season, Dunn should be in the top ten, with a shot at getting to #6 next season (ahead of Eric Davis, Barry Larkin, and Vada Pinson).

    Two more seasons with the Reds could get him past Kluszewski into the top four, with only Tony Perez, Frank Robinson, and Johnny Bench ahead of him.

    Wow.

  2. Jim McCullough

    With the lack of quality pitching due to expansion, he likely will not be the only Red to pass those guys. I don’t say that to diminish what Dunn has done but it is important to keep it in perspective.

  3. Chad

    Well, that was scary, thanks to Randy Keisler, but I’ll take the win. Nice outing by Claussen, and homers from Dunn, Kearns, and Junior.

    The team has really played better of late, and they are four games over .500 under Jerry Narron.

    If this team had a couple of good pitchers at the front of the rotation, they’d be a dangerous team.

  4. Joel

    Coming into 2004, Dunn was already in the top 10 all time for the Reds in home runs versus the league average:

    HOMERUNS…………………… DIFF…PLAYER…LEAGUE
    1… Johnny Bench…………… 224….. 389….. 165
    2… Frank Robinson………… 179….. 324….. 145
    3… George Foster………….. 154….. 244…… 90
    4… Tony Perez…………….. 141….. 287….. 146
    T5.. Eric Davis…………….. 124….. 203…… 79
    T5.. Ted Kluszewski…………. 124….. 251….. 127
    7… Lee May………………… 85….. 147…… 62
    8… Wally Post……………… 84….. 172…… 88
    9… Joe Morgan……………… 66….. 152…… 86
    10.. Adam Dunn………………. 61….. 118…… 57

    I don’t know what this list looks like up to date, but I imagine Dunn is inching up behind Post and May, if he hasn’t already passed them.

  5. Greg

    “watching” the Tues afternoon game vs Cubbies….maybe Williamson and Dumpster are still on the Reds payroll?