PHOENIX – Two years ago, Giants outfielder Alex Dickerson came on stage and became one of the first underrated pickups of the Farhan Zaidi regime.
Acquired by the Padres in exchange for minor league pitcher Franklin Van Gurp, Dickerson received his first appearance with the Giants on June 21, 2019 and promptly made one of the best debuts in franchise history. Dickerson beat a Grand Slam and went 3-for-5 with a career high of six RBIs to propel San Francisco to a blowout win at Chase Field.
As he’s shown from the start, Dickerson is able to carry the Giants lineup when he’s hot, but he’s struggled to advance offensively this season. Still, Dickerson regained some of the early magic with another breakout performance in the desert.
Dickerson’s slam crowned a five-run rally that increased the Giants’ lead to 7-1 in the fifth inning, but the D-backs stormed back after Josh Reddick and Asdrúbal Cabrera each took two shots from right-handed Anthony DeSclafani to cut off the Down to two in the bottom half of the inning.
Wilmer Flores, who came into play in the fifth game as part of a double substitution, made his 14th homer 8-5, but Arizona leveled the game by scoring three runs against reliever Jay Jackson in seventh place.
Buster Posey led 10th place by snapping a double on left field to beat Brandon Crawford, the automatic runner, and put the Giants 9-8 ahead. San Francisco added two insurance runs on an RBI single from Steven Duggar and a safety squeeze Bunt from Donovan Solano to give Jarlín García, who completed another goalless inning to close the win, a three-run lead.