Alex Dickerson had a homer, a double, and an error today.
Alex Dickerson had a big day at the plate in today's A-ball game, collecting two hits, including a home run and a double.
The first baseman homered in his first at-bat when the Toronto pitcher left a fastball out over the plate. Dickerson saw the exact same pitch to start the at-bat, and decided to act the second time around.
"I was thinking he would come back with another one," Dickerson said about the pitch. "Just put a good swing on it and it ended up taking off."
The results on the field weren't as strong.
"Mis-read a ground ball today," Dickerson said. "Gotta clean that up tomorrow."
In the second inning, Erik Bedard got the first batter to ground to first base. Dickerson mis-played the ball, bobbling it, and allowing the runner to reach on error. The runner would later score on an RBI single, after stealing second base, for the only run Bedard allowed in three innings.
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