Adam Dunn hit his first home run of the spring on Thursday, taking Texas starter Neftali Feliz deep in the first inning for a three-run homer.
The pitch Dunn hit out was a 93 mph fastball on the inner third, which he turned on and walloped over the right field wall. Here's how Feliz tried to pitch Dunn, courtesy of Brooks Baseball:
He tried to go outside with one fastball, two changeups and a slider, the latter of which Dunn fouled off with two strikes. But when Feliz came inside with a fastball, Dunn was ready for it -- which, with two strikes, was a rarity last year.
Six of Dunn's 11 home runs last year came with two strikes. Interestingly enough, Dunn hit the largest number of his home runs (four) with a full count and only hit one with a 1-2 count.
This may only be one at-bat in one spring training game, but it's a nice reminder that Dunn isn't dead yet.