The Diamondbacks may be out of playoff contention, but Paul Goldschmidt could be turning his breakout season into an MVP one. Goldschmidt looks to continue his offensive barrage with another strong performance against the Colorado Rockies in the middle game of this series Saturday night.
Arizona (77-76) lost for the ninth time in 13 road games Friday, falling 9-4 at Colorado.
Goldschmidt, however, continues his rise as one of the league's best hitters. The first baseman is batting a team-best .309 and leads the league with career highs of 35 homers and 121 RBIs, ranking second in team history to Luis Gonzalez and Matt Williams, who had 142 in 2001 and 1999, respectively. Goldschmidt's home runs are also the most by a Diamondbacks player since Mark Reynolds hit 44 in 2009.
An All-Star for the first time this year, Goldschmidt has been particularly impressive over the past 10 games, batting .513 with four homers and 14 RBIs. He's 13 for 25 (.520) with seven extra-base hits, includi...