PHOENIX -- Would it be bad form to renegotiate?
Just kidding. But less than three months into his new deal, Paul Goldschmidt is making his five-year, 32 million contract extension look like the biggest bargain in baseball for the team he has driven to the NL West lead.
Goldschmidt had two more home runs in a 11-5 victory over the Reds at Chase Field on Friday, giving him four homers in his last four games and the third two-homer game of his career.
Once again, the game was close until Goldschmidt took matters into his own hands in the middle innings. His two-run homer that landed near the pool in right-center field broke a tie at 3 off Johnny Cueto, whom the D-backs pounded for 11 hits and seven runs.
Goldschmidt's second homer, in the sixth, was reminiscent of the line drive off the batter's eye that he hit to give the D-backs a 3-2 walkoff victory over the Marlins on Tuesday. This one hit above the camera well in the batter's eye and was measured at 457 feet.