Count Adam Dunn among those who could do without interleague play. It forced him out of the lineup for a second straight day Saturday, just as he was beginning to have a better feel at the plate. ''It's why I hate interleague,'' Dunn said. ''I hate it. I'm feeling so good again .?.?. I don't know what you do. It's crazy.'' Manager Ozzie Guillen said after the game Saturday that Dunn will play right field today in place of Carlos Quentin. Dunn has been taking fly balls in the outfield because of the possibility of getting starts there. Dunn admits he never envisioned being benched because of DH-less games in National League parks. ''You don't think about this kind of stuff until it gets here,'' he said. First baseman Paul Konerko is the only Sox player hitting with consistency of late, so Guillen changed his mind about giving him today off and will keep him in the lineup. Guillen said he's willing to sacrifice defense for offense and made the surprise move by putting Dunn in right. Quentin has one hit in his last 13 at-bats. Playing it safe Struggling Juan Pierre sat out against Arizona Diamondbacks lefty Zach Duke but likely will play today. Pierre hasn't attempted to steal much lately, Guillen said, because ''I want to see how the team functions without the running game. The running game wasn't working. It was killing us. So I stopped it a little bit.'' Guillen is a big supporter of Pierre and respects his work ethic, but there seems to be mounting support for Dayan Viciedo to bring his hot bat from Class AAA Charlotte and perhaps move into the starting lineup.
Adam Dunn will sub for Carlos Quentin in right for White Sox
Chicago Sun-Times | Jun 19