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.
Oh we're ' goin'.— SFGiants (@SFGiants) September 2, 2020
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.
Alex Dickerson hat trick— SFGiants (@SFGiants) September 2, 2020
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.