Goldschmidt low key about 100th home run
SAN FRANCISCO -- It will come as no surprise to anyone who knows D-backs first baseman Paul Goldschmidt that he had no idea the two-run homer he hit in the fifth inning against the Dodgers on Wednesday was the 100th of his career.
"I only knew because after the game [equipment manager Roger Riley] brought me the ball and asked me to sign a bat for the guy that caught it," Goldschmidt said prior to Friday night's series opener against the Giants.
Goldschmidt became the sixth player to collect 100 homers in a D-backs uniform. He accomplished it in 521 at-bats, third fastest behind Luis Gonzalez (384 at-bats) and Mark Reynolds (426).
While some players like to collect memorabilia and autographs, Goldschmidt shies away from that.
"It will probably go in the closet for a few years and then I'll find it one day down the road," he said of his plans for the 100th home run ball. "I don't know. I'll probably put it somewhere, but I'm not a big collector or anything like that, so it will be cool for someone who enjoys that stuff more than I do."