Paul Goldschmidt's dominance against San Francisco Giants RHP Tim Lincecum continued on Wednesday night, as Goldschmidt slammed a first-inning three-run home run, helping the Diamondbacks over the San Francisco Giants at AT&T Park. RHP Bronson Arroyo threw just five innings, the latest short outing from a Diamondbacks starter, but it enabled manager Kirk Gibson to use Josh Collmenter, whom he wanted to have throw at least three innings in hopes of building up arm strength for a possible shift to the rotation. The Diamondbacks wasted little time putting pressure on the Giants and Lincecum. Leadoff batter Gerardo Parra shot a 3-1 fastball into the right-center field gap for a triple to start the game, and after Martin Prado walked, Lincecum's nemesis came to the plate. With the count 1-1, Lincecum threw a belt-high fastball on the outer half of the plate, and Goldschmidt went with it, launching a drive that landed atop the 25-foot wall in right field. The Diamondbacks added two runs apiece in the third and fourth innings, and Lincecum left having allowed seven runs on seven hits and a walk in four innings.
Goldschmidt, Parra power Diamondbacks over Giants
Arizona Republic | Apr 10