Apr 17 5:05a
Dietrich mashed a three-run home run Wednesday, his third of the season, as the Marlins fell to the Nationals.
With his playing time likely to take a big hit in the coming weeks when Rafael Furcal (hamstring) is declared healthy, Dietrich is doing his best to make the most of his opportunities. He's been on the heavy side of a second base platoon with Jeff Baker lately and is off to a solid start to the season, batting .286/.429/.643 with three home run, eight runs scored and eight RBI in just 28 at-bats. A season after he slugged 20 home runs between the majors and minors, Dietrich is showing that the power stroke is real and he's making a strong case to stick in the lineup even after Furcal returns.