Goldschmidt made the most of his trip to Coors Field going 7-for-12 at the dish with two homers, seven RBI and six runs. The big series helped him leapfrog teammate Jake Lamb to take over the RBI lead in the majors with 64, too.
It was the 14th homer of the season for Napoli, and he's now up to a respectable 32 RBI and 26 runs. He owns an underwhelming .201/.273/.436 slash line, though, and the veteran is struggling to approach the monster numbers he posted last season However, his .229 BABIP is significantly lower than his career .302 mark, and he's also attached to a high-powered offense. Remaining patient with Napoli could pay off handsomely.
Joseph snapped an eight-game RBI drought with Thursday's outburst, and he's now up to 11 homers, 35 RBI and 27 runs with a respectable .261/.313/.450 slash line for the year. The first baseman doesn't offer much game-to-game consistency, but he's quickly establishing himself as a capable power hitter with 32 bombs through the first 606 plate appearances of his career.
Despite riding a four-game hitting streak, Belt is batting just .179 (4-for-31) over his last eight games, so he'll head to the bench to clear his head. Buster Posey will take over for him at first base while Nick Hundley gets the start behind the dish.
With Reynolds getting the day off, Ian Desmond moves over to tackle first base while Raimel Tapia takes over in left. In Wednesday's loss, Reynolds went 2-for-3 and notched his first home run since June 10. The first baseman will likely be back in the lineup for Friday's clash with the Dodgers.
Mauer will work against southpaw Jose Quintana after getting a break Wednesday against another left-hander in David Holmberg. Mauer caries a reflective line of his skills this year, batting .276/.348/.391 with only four home runs in 250 plate appearances.
Alonso provided Oakland's only extra-base hit on a night when it reached safely only seven times overall. The veteran first baseman's career year continues rolling along, as he's reached safely in the last 11 games in which he's registered an at-bat. Alonso has also been making solid contact in June, as his .318/.400/.545 line for the month includes nine extra-base hits (six doubles, three home runs).
The outfielder pinch hit for Tyler Lyons with the Cardinals down 5-3 and brought them within a run with a 372-foot shot to right. Martinez then scored the go-ahead run in the 10th, making him an integral part of the comeback victory. The 28-year-old is enjoying a solid June, posting a trio of multi-hit efforts while compiling three round trippers and nine RBI in part-time duty.
It was yet another stellar performance from Goldschmidt, who delivered his third multi-hit effort in four games, yet he was somehow overshadowed by teammates Brandon Drury (4-for-6, six RBI) and David Peralta (4-for-5, four runs) on a night where the Diamondbacks attack was firing on all cylinders. That's been a more common theme this season than in years past, but if anything, it elevates Goldschmidt's fantasy ceiling. Thanks to the capable bats behind him, he'll likely continue to pile up runs even when he's not roping doubles and blasting home runs. He's currently on pace to score 144 runs over 162 games, which would shatter last season's career-best mark of 106.
It's his third homer in the last five games and 12th of the season, as Adams continues to produce big numbers for the Braves. His hot streak has even attracted the notice of Freddie Freeman (wrist), who's making noises about playing third base once he returns from the DL in order to keep Adams' bat in the lineup, but the more likely scenario remains Freeman reclaiming the team's first base job and Adams heading to the bench, or perhaps an outfield corner if Atlanta deals one of their veteran outfielders before the trade deadline.