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Paul Goldschmidt Has (Kind Of) Turned a Corner

It’s been a rough few days weeks month for the St. Louis Cardinals. When they wrapped up their series opener against the Brewers on May 11th, their record was 22-14. They had opened up a 3 game lead on the rest of the division. The Cubs were under .500, 4.5 games back. The Cardinals were tied for the best record in baseball. Most was right with the world... and then all hell broke loose. Since then, Miles Mikolas’ return was instantly sidetracked. Jack Flaherty and Kwang-Hyun Kim went on the IL, with Flaherty’s injury likely to last months. Harrison Bader landed back on the IL. The bullpen was mostly a dumpster fire. Since then, they’ve gone 9-16. I’m not here to perform analysis on that ghastly performance. Instead, let’s look at a potential bright spot. Paul Goldschmidt seems to have moved past his early season struggles and turned a corner.
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Cardinals' Paul Goldschmidt: Homers, swipes bag

Goldschmidt went 1-for-4 with a solo home run and a stolen base in Wednesday's 8-2 win over Cleveland. Goldschmidt had his first combo meal of the season Wednesday, with a home run off Trevor Stephan in the seventh inning and a stolen base in the fifth inning. The 33-year-old is slashing .251/.320/.416 with eight homers, 30 RBI, 34 runs and four steals in 256 plate appearances.
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Cardinals' Paul Goldschmidt: Stays hot in loss

Goldschmidt went 3-for-5 in a loss to the Reds on Sunday, and he's now reached safely in seven straight games. The veteran also has a double, a triple and a home run during that stretch on his way to a .318/.400/.591 slash line. Goldschmidt's season numbers (.250/.316/.406) still have ample room for improvement, and he's notably seen his walk rate tumble from 2020's 16.1 percent to 8.5 percent this season despite an additional 17 plate appearances.

Paul Goldschmidt hitting third in Cardinals' Friday lineup against Reds

St. Louis Cardinals first baseman Paul Goldschmidt is starting in Friday's game against the Cincinnati Reds. Goldschmidt will man first base with Matt Carpenter moving to second, Tommy Edman in right field, and Jose Rondon sitting out. In a righty versus righty matchup against Luis Castillo, our models project Goldschmidt...

Cardinals' Paul Goldschmidt: Not starting Thursday

Goldschmidt isn't starting Thursday's game against the Reds, Jeff Jones of the Belleville News-Democrat reports. Goldschmidt had gone 2-for-6 across the last two games, and he hit his first home run since May 11 during Wednesday's loss. Matt Carpenter will take over at first base and bat sixth.
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Dodgers vs. Cardinals Preview: Paul Goldschmidt and Nolan Arenado Visit LA

This week, the Dodgers will be facing off against the Cardinals and it will be interesting to see. Over the decades in the National League, we’ve seen these two powerhouse franchises battle it out. Some of the biggest moments, however, have often occurred in the playoffs. The most recent one being in 2013, when the Dodgers had made their way to the playoffs, only to lose to the Cardinals.

Paul Goldschmidt has Turned Back the Clock — But Not Far Enough

A little over two years ago, I wrote a column entitled, “Paul Goldschmidt Has a Patience Problem.” It’s not a bad column; not one of my best, but not bad at all. I’d say sort of middle of the pack. Looking back, it’s fun to remember a time when Paul DeJong looked like an MVP candidate, as he did for the first couple months of 2019. To be fair, DeJong did have a fantastic season that year, posting a four-win campaign and some otherworldly defensive numbers, but he stopped hitting that summer, and we’ve never really seen that guy come back since.
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Cardinals' Paul Goldschmidt: Plates lone run Monday

Goldschmidt went 2-for-3 with an RBI and a walk Monday against the White Sox. Goldschmidt was one of two St. Louis players who recorded two hits in this game -- Yadier Molina was the other -- and he plated the team's lone run with an RBI single that scored Tommy Edman in the top of the sixth. The veteran first baseman has hit safely in all but two of his last 14 games, batting .304/.371/.500 in that stretch.

Cardinals' Paul Goldschmidt: Three hits in Wednesday's win

Goldschmidt went 3-for-5 with a double and two RBI in Wednesday's 8-5 win over the Pirates. It's the third three-hit performance in May for the veteran slugger, as he puts a sluggish April behind him. Goldschmidt is slashing .317/.377/.524 on the month with three homers, 10 RBI and 11 runs through 16 games.
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Don’t Worry about Paul Goldschmidt. Yet.

Author’s Note: this was written before Tuesday night’s game. Stats are all from Tuesday morning. Paul Goldschmidt has had a shaky start to the season. As of Tuesday afternoon (before that game-breaking HR in extras last night), Goldy had a .246/.289/.396 slash line with a .299 wOBA and a 92 wRC+. That makes him just slightly better than replacement level a little over a month into the season, with solid defense. Goldy was acquired at a steep price in prospects and extended for a hefty financial sum. The Cardinals are counting on him to be an elite producer now and for several more years.
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Cardinals' Paul Goldschmidt: Hero in extras

Goldschmidt went 1-for-5 with a two-run home run Tuesday against the Brewers. Goldschmidt tallied only hit, but he made it count by providing the game-winning homer in the 11th inning. He now has six home runs on the season and two in his last three games. For the campaign, Goldschmidt is now hitting .245/.286/.410 to go along with 24 runs scored and 22 RBI across 147 plate appearances.

Cardinals' Paul Goldschmidt: Launches fifth homer

Goldschmidt went 3-for-5 with a home run, three RBI and three runs during Saturday's 9-8 win against the Rockies. The 33-year-old was 0-for-8 with four strikeouts over the previous two games, but he busted out of the mini-slump Saturday with his second three-RBI game of the season. Goldschmidt has a .246/.290/.400 slash line with five homers, five doubles, 20 RBI and 23 runs in 32 games this season.