LOS ANGELES In his 365 days in the major leagues, Paul Goldschmidt has hit 23 home runs, been a part of 89 victories, won an NL West pennant and started four playoff games, where he hit two more homers. He does belong.
Goldschmidt celebrated the anniversary of his promotion Wednesday by making perhaps the base running play of the year and an enemy for a lot longer.
Goldschmidt set up the Diamondbacks' first run by tagging up on a 40-foot foul popup, the wow factor in a 4-0 victory over the Los Angeles Dodgers that completed a three-game sweep and pushed them to 54-51. They are three games over .500 for the first time since April 17, one of the darkest days of the season, the day Chris Young suffered a debilitating shoulder injury.
It was the kind of play made for a MENSA highlight reel.
Goldschmidt singled to open the second inning before Justin Upton attempted to drop a bunt down the third-base line for a hit. Goldschmidt returned to first when the ball went foul behind the pl...