Goeddel only had four homers in 86 games entering the game, and 23 in four-plus seasons, but his jacks tend to come in flurries.
He hit two homers in his eighth career game -- for Class A Bowling Green in 2012 -- and had hit homers in back-to-back games four times in his pro career, but never three in the same contest. Before Thursday, Goeddel hadn't gone yard this year since a solo shot on July 3.
The No. 41 overall pick in 2011 is now hitting .255 with 49 RBIs this season.
Alex M. Smith is a reporter for MLB.com. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.