- Height / Weight
- 6' 3" / 225 lbs.
- Date of Birth (Age)
- 9/10/1987 (32)
- Texas State
St. Louis Cardinals first baseman Paul Goldschmidt went 0-for-4 with three strikeouts as the Cardinals were swept out of the playoffs by the Nationals in the NLCS. After hitting .429 with two home runs in the NLDS against the Braves, Goldschmidt went 1-for-16 against the Nationals. To add insult to injury, the slugger struck out nine times over his final 12 at-bats of the season. Goldschmidt got off to a slow start this season but still finished with 34 home runs and 97 runs batted in. It will be a long winter for Goldschmidt and the Cardinals offense after laying a dud these past four games.
St. Louis Cardinals first baseman Paul Goldschmidt will start and hit third in Game 2 of the NLCS. The slugger went 0-for-4 in Game 1 but is slashing .360/.407/.760 with two home runs and four doubles through 25 postseason at-bats. He will have a tough matchup, however, against the Nationals Max Scherzer in Game 2. In 25 career at-bats against Scherzer, Goldschmidt has only two hits and 14 strikeouts. The Cardinals struggled to generate offense to open the series and Goldschmidt will be a risky fantasy option in Game 2.
Goldy was an assassin at the plate today, going 3-for-4 with a walk and two runs scored. He opened up the scoring with a home run off of Dallas Keuchel in the first inning, and was followed by Marcell Ozuna for back-to-back jacks. Goldschmidt has been one of the best hitters in baseball against lefties for a decade now, so this was no surprise. This Cardinals team has heart and they obviously weren't ready to go home yet.