I agree it's interesting - it's also weird that the prior record was only 15 games. Feels like Danny Espinosa has beaten that record already this year. With the way strikeouts have become more acceptable, I would have thought several guys could have challenged 15 games - Dunn, Mark Reynolds, and others.
I'm happy that Dunn is having a good year. He looked genuinely anguished last year and I think I remember him talking about quitting or retiring if he had another year like he had last year.
I agree that this is interesting as a statistical aberration. Adam Dunn is currently 12th all time in career strikeout as a hitter. You expect him to strikeout often (although last year, it seemed like he had 40% of his career strikeouts in one season). The reason why this consecutive game record is of note is it started with the first game of the season and continues. I wonder what the record is for consecutive games played with a strikeout? And when you look at the names ahead of Dunn on the all-time list, you would think somebody had to go like 30-35 games in a row striking out at least once (players like Reggie Jackson, Jim Thome, Sammy Sosa, Jose Canseco etc.).
We're having fun with this on one of the White Sox message boards I frequent (southsiders.net), where some are betting he gets at least one K in each of the White Sox' 162 games this year. And, as long as he continues to produce, its really no different than popping out on the infield.