Paul Goldschmidt went 3-for-4 while driving in three runs and scoring another on Friday.
In his second at-bat of the seventh inning he doubled with the bases loaded as the Diamondbacks put up seven runs in the frame. Goldschmidt is unlikely to match his MVP-caliber stats from a year ago, but he is having another highly productive season in under-the-radar fashion. He is slashing .303/.418/.508 with 17 home runs, 62 runs, 68 RBI and 14 stolen bases.
Brandon Finnegan shut out the Padres for six innings to lead the Reds to a 6-0 victory on Friday night.
He limited the opposition to four base hits while striking out five. His record moves to 6-8 with a 4.68 ERA. Finnegan has struggled in two categories this year -- home runs and walks. Neither of those burned him tonight, although he did walk three. He has given up 22 home runs and a hefty 59 walks in 117 1/3 innings this year.
Edwin Jackson was hammered for six earned runs in five innings in a loss to the Reds on Friday.
He gave up four runs in the first inning and two more in the fifth. He managed to keep the ball in the ballpark but was peppered for 10 base hits and two walks. His ERA climbs to 5.46 in 28 innings split between the Marlins and Padres. He has more walks (16) than strikeouts (15) on the year.
Eugenio Suarez went 2-for-4 while driving in four runs on Friday.
He stroked a two-run double in the first inning and a two-run single in the fifth inning. Suarez has long since cooled off after his torrid start to the season, but he can still fill the box score on occasion. He is hitting .236 with 17 home runs and 48 RBI. He has chipped in seven steals for good measure.
Brandon Phillips went 3-for-5 with an RBI and two runs scored on Friday.
Two of the hits were doubles. He seems to be recovering nicely from the hairline fracture in his hand that he has been playing through for a few weeks. His owners are hoping he can improve his weak .263/.301/.369 slash line over the last two months of the season.
Wil Myers finished 2-for-3 with a double and a walk in Friday night's shutout loss to the Reds.
Myers is hitting .274/.348/.494 with 20 home runs, 66 runs, 63 RBI and 17 stolen bases. The steals are the big surprise as he has stolen more bags this year than he accumulated in his three-year career prior to this season.
Max Scherzer held the Giants to one run in seven innings as the Nationals won 4-1 on Friday.
He fanned six while walking two and giving up five base hits. He jumped over Jose Fernandez to retake the major league lead with 187 strikeouts in 148 2/3 innings. Scherzer is now 11-6 with a 2.85 ERA. Next on the docket is a Tuesday start in Arizona.
Jeff Samardzija was touched up for four runs on seven hits in six innings of work in a loss to the Nationals on Friday.
He managed only two strikeouts while walking two and surrendering seven base hits. His record falls to 9-7 with a 4.30 ERA. He will try to turn things around on Thursday in Philadelphia.