Adam Dunn has two homers and a double in the Sox' first 13 games. AP
TORONTO -- Adam Dunn says it's too early for him to worry about the results. He feels good at the plate, and that's his indication that everything is OK.
Dunn's numbers suggest something else: A .128 batting average and .180 on-base percentage dragged down by an unusually number -- for him -- of walks. A selective power hitter who usually sits among baseball's leaders in home runs, strikeouts and walks, Dunn has walked only two times. That probably stems from his plan to be more aggressive early in counts and not pass on good pitches to hit.
So far, it's not working too well. Dunn is 6-for-47 with two homers and a double. He does feel comfortable and has had a fair share of well-hit outs and "just missed" squaring up a number of good pitches to hit.
"I do feel good,'' Dunn said Monday. "I don't put a lot of stock in what happens early on, good or bad. I go by how I feel and I feel good. I'm seeing the ball good and the balls I'm putting in play are on the barrel with no results, but I feel good so I'm not worried about it.''
Dunn isn't the only Sox not drawing walks. They are last in the major leagues with 18 walks.
The Sox (5-8) resume a 10-game road trip tonight against the Toronto Blue Jays. After a 4-2 start at home, they were swept in three games by the Washington Nationals, lost two of three to the Cleveland Indians and lost the opener of a four-game series against the Blue Jays on Monday night.