Arizona Diamondbacks Stock Watch: Who’s Hot and Who’s Not
Goldy hasn’t been the same in August. Mandatory Credit: Charles LeClaire-USA TODAY Sports
Paul Goldschmidt: Not
Last 10 Games: 48 PA, .279, 12 H, 2 2B, 6 RS, 12 RBI’s, 14 SO, 4 BB
Despite having a big night on Saturday night hitting two home runs and driving in four runs with four hits, Paul Goldschmidt hasn’t been the same hitter at the plate in the month of August.
He went 0 for 4 with a run scored and that has been more like his performance all month. Fortunately for the D-backs, the offense as a whole is on fire, and as a result, the team keeps winning games.
For the month, Goldschmidt is hitting just .247 by far his worst month of the season with just two homers and 16 runs batted in.
What’s most alarming is that he isn’t seeing the ball very well. As a result his K:BB ratio sits at 27:9 which is really uncharacteristic of him.
Pitchers are no longer afraid to pitch to him, and the majors leader in intentional walks has just 1 IBB in August.
His hopes of winning a Triple Crown are decreasing mainly because before Saturday nights game, he wasn’t hitting the ball out of the park.
Obviously, Goldschmidt will get out of it eventually because he is Goldy, but the idea that he is suddenly out of his slump after one game is absurd.
Goldschmidt will likely miss a few days with his wife Amy expecting their first child. If he plays next week, hopefully he can catch fire at the plate against the Cardinals and the Oakland A’s.
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