Tuesday -- Giants 7, D-backs 3. Cahill's struggles continue. Wednesday -- D-backs 7, Giants 3. Goldschmidt hammers Lincecum. Thursday -- RHP Randall Delgado (0-1, 11.57) vs. RHP Ryan Vogelsong (0-0, 9.00), 6:30 pm, FOX Sports Arizona Plus
Mark Trumbo was acquired to add some pop to the lineup, and has he ever. Trumbo leads the major leagues with five home runs, and he has tied a franchise record by homering in four consecutive games, a feat done five times, most recently by Mark Reynolds (Aug. 6-9, 2009). Trumbo is an equal opportunity masher -- three of homers have gone to left field, one to center and one to right. AT&T Park is most vulnerable to his pull field, left. With five homers through nine games, Trumbo trails only Luis Gonzalez in franchise history. Gonzalez hit seven in the first nine games of 2011.
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Timing Tim, I
Paul Goldschmidt will take his remarkable track record against Giants' two-time Cy Young winner Tim Lincecum into Wednesday's game. Goldschmidt took an inside fastball to right-center field for a two-run home run against Lincecum last Thursday, his sixth homer against Lincecum in 26 career plate appearances. All told, Goldschmidt is 12 of 23 with 13 RBI against Lincecum. Since Aug. 2, 2011, Lincecum is 1-7 with a 6.07 ERA against the D-backs.
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Timing Tim, II
Tim Hudson will make his second start in seven days against the D-backs, who hope to have picked up something the first time around. Hudson threw 7 2/3 scoreless innings in his 2-0 victory at Chase Field last Wednesday, and he is 8-1 with a 1.99 ERA in 12 career appearances against the D-backs. Hudson's pet sinking fastball has played well in the series -- he has given up two home runs to the 336 D-backs batters he has faced.
Shortstop Chris Owings led major leagues rookies with 11 hits and three stolen bases despite starting only seven of the first nine games. Two of Owings' three stolen bases have led directly to runs. He singled, stole second and scored on A.J. Pollock's double in a 5-4 victory Tuesday and singled, stole second and scored on a Colorado infield error on Saturday.