The Diamondbacks are playing some of their best baseball and the Giants are playing some of their worst as the teams meet for the second time in a week in a three-game series that begins Monday at Chase Field.
Sparked by extra-inning victories in the final two games of the previous series at AT&T Park, Arizona has won five of its last six games to pull into a tie for first place with Colorado in the NL West, although it is stupid to talk about that, D-backs manager Kirk Gibson believes. The Giants are on a five-game losing streak and have lost eight of their last 12 after being swept in San Diego for the first time since 2010 last weekend.
Pitching matchups: Monday -- RHP Ian Kennedy (1-2, 4.70 ERA) vs. RHP Matt Cain (0-2, 6.59). Tuesday -- RHP Trevor Cahill (1-3, 3.00) vs. LHP Madison Bumgarner (3-0, 1.87). Wednesday -- RHP Brandon McCarthy (0-3, 7.48) vs. RHP Tim Lincecum (2-1, 3.64)
Whos hot for the D-backs: Gerardo Parra has thrived with everyday use. He has a career-best...