CINCINNATI -- After hitting a grand slam that proved to be the game-winner Tuesday night, D-backs first baseman Paul Goldschmidt was asked if he knew how many RBIs he had on the season.
"I knew I had 90-something," Goldschmidt said. "I still couldn't tell you what it was."
The grand slam gave him 100, he was told.
"They said congrats on 100 so I knew it was either that or at least 100," Goldschmidt said. "I don't know."
Goldschmidt does not pay attention to his numbers, preferring to focus on process rather than results. So driving in 100 runs was not something he set as a goal before the season.
"My goal, like we've talked about all year, is just showing up and trying to have good at-bats, work hard, prepare," he said. "You know the stuff I can control. You know RBIs are out of your control. I mean, out there I could hit the same pitch, same swing and it's a line drive to shortstop, double play."
It is a humble, focused approach that Goldschmidt's teammates have come to expect and appreciate.
"That's just Goldy," D-backs left-hander Patrick Corbin said.
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