Dickerson went 3-for-5 with a double, a solo homer and two runs Sunday at the Nationals. Dickerson's third homer of the campaign brought the team within one run in the eighth inning of a Padres' victory. He now has only two RBI since July 7, and he slashing.254/.303/.451 on the year.
Dickerson went 2-for-4 with a double, triple, two RBI and a run in Thursday's 6-0 victory over the Dodgers. The 26-year-old ended Dodgers starter Hyun-Jin Ryu's night with a triple to deep right in the fifth that plated Yangveris Solarte and Derek Norris, giving him five RBI over the last five contests. Dickerson has also hit safely in four of the last five games, a stretch that's included a pair of doubles and Thursday's three-bagger.
Dickerson was recalled by the Padres on Tuesday. With Jon Jay (forearm) landing on the disabled list Tuesday, Dickerson was recalled to add some depth to the Padres' outfield. Dickerson leads the Pacific Coast League in both average (.382) and OPS (1.047) in 217 at-bats with El Paso this season. However, he did struggle a bit in his short stint with the big league club earlier in the season, slashing .200/.200/.500 in 10 at-bats.
Dickerson has hit five home runs and 16 RBI in 11 games since returning to Triple-A El Paso. Dickerson's fantastic play following his return from San Diego has resulted in his batting average and slugging percentage shooting up to .411 and .696 respectively. If his dominance at the plate continues, the Padres may very well see the merit in giving Dickerson another shot in the MLB. During his brief eight game appearance with the Padres this season, Dickerson went just 2-for-10 (albeit with a home run). However, San Diego's league worst batting average of .221 and lack of quality outfield depth could justify giving Dickerson another opportunity to prove his value in the show.
Dickerson was optioned to Triple-A El Paso by the Padres on Saturday. The Padres recalled Leonel Campos from Triple-A, and subsequently optioned Dickerson as a result. Dickerson mainly served a pinch-hitting role for the Padres, and only started one game. He went 2-for-10 with one home run and for RBI on the season before being optioned.