D-Backs batter Tim Lincecum, hold onto late lead

By Unknown author

So far so good for the Arizona Diamondbacks.

With there home opener wrapping up, the D-Backs are clinging to a 5-3 lead in the bottom of the 7th inning.  Starter Ian Kennedy–although not electric–has been solid in the opener.  Kennedy departed with two outs in the top of the 7th inning after allowing back to back singles to Pablo Sandoval and Buster Posey.  Joe Patterson retired Aubrey Huff on a groundout to preserve the lead.  Despite his merely good start, Kennedy limited any damage inflicted by the Giants, as he did all last season and has put himself in position for the win.

The Diamondbacks offense has been very impressive.  The D-Backs got to Giants ace Tim Lincecum early, with a two-run home run by Chris Young and a solo shot by Paul Goldschmidt in the 1st inning.  Lincecum hadn’t allowed a 1st inning home run all last season.  Besides the two 1st inning home runs, Lincecum allowed a two run double to D-Backs third baseman Ryan Roberts, which chased him from the game with one out in the 6th.

Follow me on twitter @detsportsczar or at www.thesportsczar.com.

Follow venom strikes on twitter @venomstrikes.