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Paul Goldschmidt continues to own Tim Lincecum

Baltimore Orioles v Arizona Diamondbacks

PHOENIX, AZ - AUGUST 13: Paul Goldschmidt #44 of the Arizona Diamondbacks watches the flight of his game-winning walk off home run against the Baltimore Orioles in the eleventh inning of a MLB game at Chase Field on August 13, 2013 in Phoenix, Arizona. The Diamondbacks defeated the Orioles 4-3. (Photo by Ralph Freso/Getty Images)

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Diamondbacks first baseman Paul Goldschmidt came into last night’s game with ridiculous career numbers against Giants right-hander Tim Lincecum ... and then Goldschmidt smacked a three-run homer off the two-time Cy Young winner in an Arizona victory.

Goldschmidt is now 13-for-24 with seven homers and 17 RBIs off Lincecum, which works out to the following numbers:

.542 batting average

1.458 slugging percentage

1.994 OPS

After the game Goldschmidt tried to downplay the ownership of Lincecum, saying stuff like he’s “lucky” and “it’s never a comfortable at-bat.” Along those same lines, Andrew Baggarly of CSNBayArea writes:

Last season, when Goldschmidt was making a run at the NL MVP award, a Diamondbacks writer began gathering string for a takeout-length feature on him. The writer told Goldschmidt that he planned to interview Lincecum for the piece. Goldschmidt implored the writer not to do so, saying he didn’t think it would be respectful.

That’s commendable, but the numbers are insane. Goldschmidt has 7 homers in 28 plate appearances off Lincecum compared to 59 homers in 1,494 plate appearances off everyone else, including no more than three homers against any other pitcher.

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