On Monday, the Mississippi native launched his first career three-run homer, a sixth-inning blast to give Colorado a 3-1 lead, but the power effort was not enough as the Rockies fell to the San Diego Padres, 4-3, at PETCO Park. A day later, Dickerson once again dialed long distance, this time calling up a solo shot in the ninth inning but Colorado was again topped by San Diego, 4-1. It was the Meridian Community College product's third homer in three days (also hitting a go-ahead two-run homer in the 10th inning of last Sunday's win against the Arizona Diamondbacks), marking the first time that the second-year veteran has homered in back-to-back-to-back tilts in his young career. In the opener of a four-game series against the Cincinnati Reds on Thursday, Dickerson doubled with a sacrifice fly and a run scored to help guide the Rockies past the Reds, 7-3, at Coors Field. After notching an RBI-double in a 3-2 loss to Cincinnati on Friday and having Saturday's contest between the two teams postponed due to a water main break outside of Coors Field, the Rockies' eighth-round draft choice in 2010 was back at it in the first game of a doubleheader on Sunday with a double, a homer, a walk, two runs scored and two RBI as Colorado edged the Reds, 10-9. In the nightcap, Dickerson went 2-for-5, including a double, three RBI and a run scored as the Rockies doubled up the Reds, 10-5, in Denver. In 10 career games against Cincinnati (nine starts), Dickerson his batting .410 (16-for-39) with seven doubles, one triple, four homers, 13 RBI and 11 runs scored.
Other noteworthy performances last week included Atlanta's Freddie Freeman (.375, 4 2B, 1 HR, 4 RBI) and Justin Upton (.364, 2 HR, 8 RBI); Miami's Giancarlo Stanton (.391, 3 HR, 9 RBI); Pittsburgh's Travis Snider (.423, 3 2B, 3 HR, 7 RBI); Milwaukee's Yovani Gallardo (1-0, 1.20 ERA, 15.0 IP, 1 BB, 9 SO); and Washington's Doug Fister (1-0, 0.00 ERA, 14.0 IP, 1 BB, 8 SO).
In recognition of his National League Player of the Week Award, Corey Dickerson will be awarded a watch courtesy of Game Time, the leader in licensed sports watches, available at MLB.com.