Apr 16, 2014; Phoenix, AZ, USA; Arizona Diamondbacks first baseman Paul Goldschmidt (right) is congratulated by teammates after hitting a home run in the ninth inning against the New York Mets at Chase Field. The Mets defeated the Diamondbacks 5-2. Mandatory Credit: Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports

Thank God For Goldy

Good as Gold. Image: Ron Chenoy-USA TODAY Sports

Like most of you, I have the MLB At-Bat app on my phone, which notifies you anytime a player blinks in any given game. Anyway, the only Arizona Diamonbacks notifications I get say the same thing “Goldschmidt hits a solo homer. D’backs trail 100-1 in the 9th.”

We all now how good Paul Goldschmidt is, and he is showing it again this year. Goldy and Mark Trumbo are virtually carrying this team right now. How much longer can it last? This recent skid for the Diamondbacks is becoming very concerning because I don’t see an end in sight. Does anybody even remember the last time Arizona won a game? I think it was in 2008….

What’s  great about Goldy is he is generally pretty consistent. He leads the team in AVG and runs scored. PG also has three bombs to go along with two stolen bases. Defensively, Goldschmidt is fantastic–we know that. I’ve said it before that Paul needs to take a leadership role with this team. So far, the leadership is on the field, but is it in the clubhouse too? I don’t know.

Something to change fast because Goldschmidt can’t keep carrying everyone this long. The beauty of Diamondbacks’ teams in the past is that everyone had a role and contributed. Where has that been? There are a lot of things this year that can’t be explained, but Goldy isn’t one of those. The dude is holding his own and it shows. Now share some wealth, will ya?

D’backs are off today, so we all get to wait until tomorrow to see another loss (kidding, kind of).

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