Alex Dickerson did something you don’t see very often, even at Coors Field.
On Tuesday night against the Colorado Rockies, Dickerson hit 3 home runs. That, in and of itself, is mighty impressive but not wildly rare. It’s only been a year since a Giant had the dinger hat trick, as Mike Yastrzemski hit a trio against the Arizona Diamondbacks on August 16, 2019.
But Dickerson did it in 6 innings.
In 6 innings.
Now his teammates deserve a lot of credit, since Dickerson was able to have 5 plate appearances in those 6 innings (he also had a double).
But also ... 3 home runs in 6 innings. That’s ridiculous.
The first one came in the first inning, when Dickerson launched one ... /checks notes ... 480 feet. 480 feet, people.
Dick sends it to the upper deck pic.twitter.com/kBkoBgRCWG— SF Giants on NBCS (@NBCSGiants) September 2, 2020
I have not seen a Giant hit a home run like that since Barry Bonds.
He could have saved some of those feet for the next inning, but he didn’t end up needing them.
And then the sixth inning came around, and Dickerson decided to mix it up. Not by getting a single or anything silly like that — just by going to left field this time.
Dickerson entered the game hitting .221/.299/.395 — as of the sixth inning, he had moved up to .253/.324/.527.
I’d say that qualifies as a good day at the office.