Alex Dickerson’s hat trick gets overshadowed after San Francisco Giants’ applaudable win.
- On Tuesday 1st September 2020, Coors Field witnesses one of the most aggressive and biggest shows of the time as the San Francisco Giants beat the Colorado Rockies 23-5. Alex Dickerson slammed three home runs and equaled a career high with six RBIs in the game yesterday.
The balls evidently did glide high yesterday at Coors Field.
Bating at the ninth in the final, Dickerson said, “That’s by far the best game I’ve ever had in my life” fairly missed his fourth home run hit and had to settle for a 414-foot double reaching a warning track in the center-right in the deepest part of the field. Praising Dickerson for his success, Brandon Crawford said, “I don’t think I’ve seen that many barreled balls from one guy in one game before, I thought he got that last one, too. That would have been pretty cool.” who himself scored three hits and six RBIs in the game.
The Giants, accumulating 27 hits overall in the game have scored in every match except the ninth and won for the 10th time in 13 matches. Donovan Solano scored 4 hits and 6 RBIs while Brandon Belt and Joey Barton collectively cumulated that with three hits.
Giants manager Gabe Kapler was of the view, “There were plenty of good performances to go around, up and down the lineup”.
In the team history of the Rockies, the 23 runs were their 3rd highest runs. The first being the Chicago Cubs, who scored 26 against Colorado on Aug. 18, 1995, followed by the Cincinnati Reds scored 24 on May 19, 1999.
Giants starter Kevin Gausman scored for five innings and giving two hits and two runs, both on solo home runs by Garrett Hampson.
Appearing seventeenth time as a position player and the first as a part of the Kansas City Royals since 2018, Catcher Drew Butera plunged in the last two innings for the Rockies.
In a post by the Rockies they tweeted,
“We typically have positive and encouraging words when tweeting the final score after losses. Or some kind of clever approach.
We lost 23-5. It sucked. Good night.”
The power display of capability was showed off by Dickerson with an overwhelming first-inning solo shot which landed in the third deck overlooking right field. Since 2015 John Gray’s 480-foot drive off was the longest by any Giant players till date.
In the second inning, John Gray’s two-run drive was tagged by the three-run homer off by Jairo Diaz, which was another highlight of the evening.
The Giants have now won three in a row as they attempt to build some momentum for a potential late-season run.
If the Giants continue to hit like they did on Tuesday, they will quickly climb up those standings in the season’s final month.