“I don’t think I’ve seen so many balls shot by one player in a single game before,” said Brandon Crawford, who also had a home run among his three hits and had six RBIs. “I thought he had the latter too. That would have been pretty cool.
Dickerson finished with 16 goals overall (three homers, two doubles), tying the Giants franchise record set by Willie Mays on April 30, 1961 at the Milwaukee Braves.
“It’s an amazing company,” Dickerson said. “What he has done in his career and all that matters to San Francisco even to be mentioned in the same breath as him is an incredible honor.
Donovan Solano also had four hits and six RBIs. Brandon belt and Joey Bart added three hits apiece as the Giants totaled 27 hits and scored in every inning except the ninth, winning for the 10th time in 13 games.
“There have been a lot of good performances to come from top to bottom in the lineup,” said Giants manager Gabe Kapler.
The 23 innings were the third most allowed by the Rockies in team history. The Chicago Cubs scored 26 against Colorado on August 18, 1995, and the Cincinnati Reds scored 24 on May 19, 1999. The Giants’ 27 hits were the second most ever awarded by the Rockies, tying the total number of hits. Cubs in the 1995 Game.
“We have to circle the cars here a bit,” Rockies manager Bud Black said. “With the pitching, we had a few tough nights on the mound, coinciding with a few tough nights on the plateau. It’s a bad combination. We have to put the two together, that’s for sure.
Giants starter Kevin Gausman (2-2) made five innings and allowed two hits and two runs, both on solo home runs by Garrett Hampson.
Recipient Drew Butera pitched the last two innings for the Rockies. It was the seventh career pitcher appearance for the positional and the first since 2018 as a member of the Kansas City Royals.
Dickerson unleashed his display of power – the first multihomer game of his career – with a massive first-inning solo shot that landed in the third deck overlooking right field. 480 feet by car Jon Gray (2-4) was the longest home run by a Giants player since at least 2015.
He followed with a two-run practice in the second inning and a three-run homer. Jairo diaz in the Giants’ sixth inning, their biggest of the night. Crawford also had a three-run homer in the sixth.
Dickerson doubled up and scored between his last two home runs, drew in the eighth inning and doubled towards the center field warning track off Butera in the ninth.
Giants: LHP Drew Smyly, sidelined by a sprained left index finger, was due to head to the alternate site in Sacramento on Tuesday to start batting practice live. RHP Jeff Samardzija He also had to face live hitters as he came up from a fiery throwing shoulder. … RHP Reyes Moronta, working back after right shoulder surgery, was due to attend a feathering session in Sacramento on Tuesday with hopes he will kick off a live batting practice by the end of the week. Manager Gabe Kapler remained optimistic that Moronta will pitch for the Giants this season.
MOVING THE ROSTER
The giants recalled INF Daniel Robertson of Sacramento. … The Rockies opted for LHP Phillip Diehl at their alternative training site and activated the OF Kevin Pillar following its acquisition of Boston.
LHP Kyle Freeland (2-1, 3.43 ERA) saw a streak of six straight quality starts to start the season broken when he gave up four runs in 4 1/3 innings in a decision no decision last time around against San Diego. He will try to get back on track Wednesday against the Giants, who start from RHP Logan Webb (2-3, 4.35 ERA).
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