Dickerson is not in the lineup Wednesday against the Diamondbacks. Dickerson has had a very good season so far, hitting .311/.344/.466 and cutting his strikeout rate to 11.5 percent after it sat north of 19 percent in each of the first five seasons of his career. Austin Meadows will start in left field in his place.
Dickerson is not in the lineup against the Cubs on Saturday, Rob Biertempfel of The Athletic reports. Dickerson will retreat to the bench with left-hander Jon Lester on the bump for Chicago. In his stead, Austin Meadows will get a start in the outfield and bat second. Over 58 games this year, Dickerson is hitting .321 with an .843 OPS.
Dickerson went 3-for-4 with four runs scored in Wednesday's 11-9 win over the Dodgers. He was effectively the Pirates' good-luck charm in this one, reaching base and scoring in each of the four innings the team was able to produce any offense. Dickerson has a modest six-game hitting streak going during which he's gone 11-for-25 (.44), pushing his slash line on the year back up to .324/.359/.495.
Dickerson is not in the lineup Sunday against the Cardinals. Dickerson has compiled six hits in his last four starts but will find himself on the bench as manager Clint Hurdle continues to find ways to get Austin Meadows' bat in the lineup. Dickerson and Gregory Polanco figure to continue surrendering playing time in the outfield for as long as Meadows' bat stays hot.
Dickerson went 2-for-4 with an RBI and a run scored in Friday's win over the Cardinals. Dickerson recorded an RBI double -- his 16th two-bagger of the year -- off reliever Sam Tuivailala in the eighth inning. He now has 24 extra-base hits this season and is slashing .314/.349/.495 with 32 RBI and 26 runs scored. He's so far proven to be a consistent hitter this year, hitting .323 in April and .307 in May.
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