Thon Giveth and Thon Taketh Away

Saturday, April 05 2014 @ 10:52 PM EDT

Contributed by: Gerry

Dickie Thon hit a grand slam home run to give Lansing a 4-0 lead in the first game of a doubleheader. Later in that game, with the scores tied, Thon made an error that allowed the two winning runs to score. Lansing were shut out of the second game and were swept. Some of the young pitchers had tough days. New Hampshire also had a lead that the bullpen let slip away ruining an excellent start by Austin Bibbens-Dirkx. Buffalo were rained out.

The only win went to Dunedin. JA Happ started and was OK. The hitters exploded for 17 hits.

Rochester at Buffalo - postponed

Two straight postponed games for the Bisons.

New Hampshire 5 Trenton 6

Austin Bibbens-Dirkx liked his promotion to AA, Tony Davis hated it. Bibbens-Dirkx pitched seven innings and just gave up one run. He left with a 4-1 lead. Davis came on and gave up 3 runs with Randy Boone helping out and letting the go-ahead run score for Trenton. Boone then piled on by giving up a run on two hits in the bottom of the ninth but the run was unearned thanks to an Andy Burns error.

The Fisher Cats scored their first run in the sixth, Burns singled home Kenny Wilson. Ryan Schimpf homred in the seventh and the Fisher Cats scored a third run on a ground out. Burns homered in the eighth. Michael Crouse tripled and scored in the ninth. Burns, Crouse and Brad Glenn each had two hits.

Clearwater 2 Dunedin 8

JA Happ made the start for Dunedin. He was up and down. He gave up a triple in the first inning without a run. He struck out the side in the second. He gave up 2 runs on two hits and a walk in the third. He finished with seven out in a row. Happ's line was 5 3 2 2 1 5. Dunedin then used four relievers who pitched an innings each.

Dunedin racked up 17 hits. Eight hitters had a hit, six scored a run and six had an RBI. Dalton Pompey, KC Hobson, Matt Newman and Jorge Flores each had three hits.

Lansing 5 Lake County 7 - game 1

Dickie Thon hit a grand slam in the third inning to give Lansing a 4-0 lead. Carlos Ramirez doubled and scored on a sac fly to make it 5-0. Chase De Jong started and had just allowed a single hit through two innings. But after being given a 5-0 lead he gave back four of them in the third. Adonys Cardona started the fifth and walked the first hitter who scored as Cardona allowed a couple of hits. In the sixth Cardona gave up another hit and two walks to load the bases with two outs. He got the ground ball but Thon made an error that gave Lake County two runs.

De Jong went 2.2 innings and gave up 4 runs on 5 hits. Cardona went two innings and allowed three hits and three walks. For the offense Lansing had just six hits with six hitters having one each.

Lansing 0 Lake County 5 - game 2

Lansing were totally shut down in game two, they had just two hits. Jeremy Gabryskwski gave up a home run in the second and had two outs with one on in the fifth. But three hits later he was out of the game and Scott Silverstein gave up another hit and the Lugnuts were down 5-0.

Three Stars

1st Star: KC Hobson

2nd Star: Austin Bibbens-Dirkx

3rd Star (tie): Dalton Pompey, Matt Newman and Jorge Flores