Diamondbacks News

Ian Kennedy Wins 18th, Dbacks Take Game Two of Series 7-2

By Scott Allen

If the San Francisco Giants Tim Lincecum doesn’t see the Arizona Diamondbacks Paul Goldschmidt anytime soon again, that will probably be just fine by him.  Goldschmidt’s home run gave the Dbacks a 2-1 lead at the time and put the Dbacks in the lead for good as the they defeated the Giants 7-2 Saturday night, giving pitcher Ian Kennedy his National League leading 18th victory of the season. The win puts the Dbacks back to six games up on the Giants.

It was a team effort on Saturday night though.  Aaron Hill had two doubles, raising his hit streak to six games and also his batting average to .368.  Speaking of hit streaks, Miguel Montero extended his hit streak to 12 games.

Early on it was a pitching duel, but just as what happened for Lincecum the last time out against the Dbacks, he saw his pitch count grow high, eventually gave up five runs, and found himself out of the game in the top of the sixth inning.  He gave up a career high number of hits to the Dbacks – nine, which actually tied his previous record.

So, now it is on to Sunday afternoon.  Ryan Vogelsong will for the Giants and Daniel Hudson for the Dbacks.  Should be a good one.  The Dbacks have had some trouble with Vogelsong this season.