It's only been two games, but Alex Dickerson has made quite the impression on his new Giants teammates and manager.
"Unbelievable, man," Giants starter Tyler Beede told the media in Arizona after the Giants' 7-4 win Saturday. "He's been a huge boost for the offense, a huge boost for the team, just the way guys have kind of rallied around him and encouraged him and been happy to see the success that he's had. And he's been great for the team. We're happy to have him around here so far."
A night after driving in six runs in his team debut, Dickerson drove in another three runs with a pair of doubles. He set the Giants record for most RBI in a player's first two games with the franchise, breaking John Bowker's record for eight.
After two seasons away from baseball, Dickerson is making the most of his second chance with the Giants. In two games, he's 5-for-9 with four extra-base hits and nine RBI.
"Hopefully, that's what his mindset is," manager Bruce Bochy said. "'Hey, I'm getting another chance here, I'm going to make some noise. I want to stay here.'"
Bochy has been impressed with what he's seen from the 29-year-old outfielder.
"I just like his approach," Bochy told reporters. "He doesn't chase pitches, he's got discipline up there, but you have power. He's nice and quiet. Sometimes, a guy just needs another chance, especially with the injuries he's dealt with. He's always shown he can hit, he's just had to deal with the injuries, so hopefully he stays healthy."
After driving in Kevin Pillar with his first double of the game in the second inning, Dickerson came around to score on a single by Brandon Crawford. When Dickerson returned to the dugout, he was greeted by his teammates chanting a playful, but probably NSFW, nickname.
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Was closer Will Smith responsible for the chant?
"I was not," Smith told NBC Sports Bay Area's Duane Kuiper and Mike Krukow. "But I'm all in for it. He's having a great two games so far. We like him. Keep swingin' it."