ST. LOUIS – The homeruns are coming for Paul Goldschmidt and the records are starting to follow.
Goldschmidt fought for the sixth consecutive time at the end of the fourth inningsday against the Astros, extended his career best time and last set up a set by Matt Carpenter franchise record on
ST. LOUIS – The homeruns continue for
Goldschmidt started his career-best series and a franchise record set by Matt Carpenter last year and Mark McGwire from 1997-98 at the end of the fourth inningsday against the Astros. The last Major League player to make homer in six consecutive games was Kendrys Morales, who played a Homer series seven games at the Blue Jays last season (1
"That's him. That's what he's capable of [being]"Cardinal Mike Shildt said of Goldschmidt, who was unavailable for comment after the game. "He goes out and lets his talent work. Not surprising, but nice performance. Do you want to know that? "
Paul Goldschmidt (2019)
Matt Carpenter (2018)
Mark McGwire (1997-1998)
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Goldschmidt's team leading 24th homer came with an 87-mile slider from Gerrit Cole and Statcast According to them, they went 421 feet to the field in the left center. The solo shot brought the Cardinals with a 2: 8 defeat on the field.
Goldschmidt has been ripped off lately. When he started on Saturday, he had 0.730 with 25 RBIs in his last 18 games and his 10 home runs in July were his biggest in a month since a career high of 11 in August 2017.
"Everyday Goldschmidt Homer," said Astros Manager AJ Hinch. "It's unbelievable what a series he's on. "It is also an increase that coincides with the success of the Cardinals, who have run a six-game winning streak before Saturday's defeat and sit in the National League Central.
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