Paul Goldschmidt doesn't keep track of his RBIs. The rest of the Diamondbacks are voluntarily doing it for him.
Goldschmidt set a Diamondbacks record with his third grand slam of the season on Tuesday night and became the first NL player to drive in 100 runs, powering Arizona to a 5-2 victory over the Cincinnati Reds.
Goldschmidt connected in the eighth inning off J.J. Hoover, ending the reliever's streak of 23 scoreless appearances. His 31st homer tied him with Pittsburgh's Pedro Alvarez for the NL lead. All of his career grand slams have come this season.
''I hope he's got a big run left in him,'' manager Kirk Gibson said. ''The team feeds off Patrick (Corbin) and Goldy. They've been our most consistent guys all year.''
Goldschmidt knew his RBI total was in the 90s coming into that at-bat, but didn't realize he'd reached triple digits until he rounded the bases and his teammates pointed it out.
They don't mind doing the counting.
''He's impressive to watch play every day,'' ...