MVP of the Ohio Series, that is:
After finishing the game 1-for-3 with the home run and 3 RBI, Dunn was asked if he was to receive some sort of Ohio Cup trophy.
“I don’t know what it is. I have no idea. I had a good speech prepared and everything,” he joked.
Dunn was tabbed for the award for his play on defense as much as offense. He had a couple of great catches in left field Sunday, and at least one great throw. He caught Casey Blake at second after Blake singled to left field.
Plus, that was a great hit Dunn laid on Cleveland’s catcher, Kelly Shoppach, at the plate yesterday. I have no idea how Shoppach held onto that ball.
At any rate, it’s good to see Dunn getting some credit for his defense. He’s never going to be a great defensive player, but he’s definitely better this year than he has been in years past.