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Cardinals' Paul Goldschmidt: On bench for season finale
Goldschmidt is out of the lineup for Sunday's game against the Reds, Jeff Jones of the Belleville News-Democrat reports.
Goldschmidt returned to the lineup the past two games after missing a couple with back tightness, and he'll return to the bench for St. Louis' final game of the year. Barring an appearance off the bench, the veteran first baseman will close 2023 with an .810 OPS, 25 home runs, 11 steals, 80 RBI and 89 runs in 154 contests.... See More ... See Less
Cardinals' Paul Goldschmidt: Returns to lineup
Goldschmidt (back) is starting at first base and batting second Friday against the Reds, John Denton of MLB.com reports.
Goldschmidt has sat out the Cardinals' last two games while dealing with back tightness, but the issue seems to have subsided ahead of Friday's contest. The 36-year-old first baseman has been held hitless (0-for-8) over his last three games.... See More ... See Less
Cardinals' Paul Goldschmidt: Out with back tightness
Manager Oliver Marmol said Goldschmidt is out of the lineup Thursday at Milwaukee due to back tightness, Bally Sports Midwest reports.
Goldschmidt also sat Wednesday, though Marmol indicated that the back issue is nothing serious. "We want to make sure he's good to play when we get back home in front of our own fans [for the final weekend in St. Louis]," Marmol said Thursday. "No reason to really push through it today." Luken Baker has been filling in at first base.... See More ... See Less
Cardinals' Paul Goldschmidt: Sitting again Thursday
Goldschmidt remains out of the lineup Thursday at Milwaukee.
There's no word of an injury, but Goldschmidt did not play in the Cardinals' 3-2 loss to the Brewers on Wednesday and will ride the pine again in Thursday's series finale. Luken Baker is starting at first base as Juan Yepez fills the DH role.... See More ... See Less
Cardinals' Paul Goldschmidt: Not in Wednesday's lineup
Goldschmidt is out of the lineup for Wednesday's game at Milwaukee.
Goldschmidt started the previous 14 games but will take a seat Wednesday after he posted a .200/.322/.380 slash line during that span. Luken Baker will move to first base while Juan Yepez receives a start as St. Louis' designated hitter.... See More ... See Less
Cardinals' Paul Goldschmidt: Goes deep for 25th homer
Goldschmidt went 2-for-4 with a solo home run, a double, three RBI and two runs scored in Sunday's win over the Phillies.
Goldschmidt opened up the scoring with a two-run double in the third and then made some more noise with a solo blast to center in the fifth. It was his fourth game with three RBI or more this season and brought him up to five extra-base hits in 14 games this month. Though he certainly hasn't replicated his 2022 MVP form, Goldschmidt has produced another solid year, slashing .273/.366/.456 with 25 homers, 78 RBI, 85 runs and an 81:152 BB:K in 648 plate appearances.... See More ... See Less
Cardinals' Paul Goldschmidt: Posts steal in loss
Goldschmidt went 1-for-4 with a walk, a stolen base and a run scored in Friday's 5-4 loss to the Phillies.
Goldschmidt had gone over a month since his last steal (Aug. 14). In that span, the first baseman hit a light .247 over 26 contests. He's up to 11 thefts in 13 attempts this year while slashing .271/.365/.448 with 24 home runs, 74 RBI and 83 runs scored over 142 games. He should continue to see regular playing time down the stretch, though it wouldn't be surprising to see the Cardinals rest the 36-year-old a bit more often since they are out of contention.... See More ... See Less
Cardinals' Paul Goldschmidt: Goes yard in win
Goldschmidt went 1-for-4 with a solo home run in Tuesday's 5-2 win over the Orioles.
Goldschmidt welcomed Baltimore starter John Means back from Tommy John surgery with a first-inning solo shot. This was Goldschmidt's second homer over 10 games in September and his 24th long ball of the year, though he's hitting just .200 this month. The small slump has him down to a .272/.363/.452 slash line with 74 RBI, 82 runs scored, 26 doubles and 10 stolen bases through 140 contests overall.... See More ... See Less
Cardinals' Paul Goldschmidt: Receives Sunday off
Goldschmidt is out of the lineup for Sunday's game at Cincinnati.
It's likely just a maintenance day for Goldschmidt, who started the Cardinals' previous 42 games and had a .765 OPS during that span. Alec Burleson will take over at first base for Sunday's series finale versus the Reds.... See More ... See Less
Cardinals' Paul Goldschmidt: Clubs 23rd homer
Goldschmidt went 2-for-4 with a two-run home run, an additional run scored and a walk in Wednesday's 11-6 win over Atlanta.
Goldschmidt has swung a steady bat lately, batting .309 (17-for-55) with four homers and 11 RBI over his last 15 games. The first baseman's homer Wednesday came in the first inning and set the tone for the Cardinals in their second straight win over Atlanta. Goldschmidt is up to 23 long balls this year while adding 73 RBI, 79 runs scored, 10 stolen bases and a .277/.367/.457 slash line through 135 contests.... See More ... See Less
Cardinals' Paul Goldschmidt: Smacks homer in loss
Goldschmidt went 2-for-3 with a solo home run and a walk in Monday's 4-1 loss to the Padres.
Goldschmidt has regained his power swing with three homers over his last eight games, and he's gone 10-for-28 (.357) with seven RBI in that span. The first baseman is hitting .278 on the year, his lowest mark since 2019, and he's added an .828 OPS with 22 homers, 69 RBI, 75 runs scored and 10 stolen bases through 128 contests.... See More ... See Less
Cardinals' Paul Goldschmidt: Blasts 21st homer
Goldschmidt went 1-for-4 with a two-run home run in Friday's 7-2 loss to Philadelphia.
Goldschmidt gave the Cardinals an early lead with his first-inning dinger, but that was the only damage the Redbirds could manage on the evening. The 35-year-old slugger remains productive, slashing .278/.367/.457 through 125 games. However, his 21 home runs leave him on a pace to finish below 30 home runs in a full season for the first time since 2016.... See More ... See Less
Cardinals' Paul Goldschmidt: Plates three RBI in win
Goldschmidt went 3-for-5 with a two-run homer, three RBI and two runs scored in Sunday's win over the Mets.
Goldschmidt jump started the Cardinals' offense with an RBI-single in the third and then a two-run blast in the fifth gave them a 3-2 lead and knocked Carlos Carrasco out of the game. It was his fourth game with at least three RBI this season and his fourth multi-hit effort over his last eight games. The long ball was Goldschmidt's 20th of the season, marking the 10th time he's reached that milestone in his career. Though it's a step down from his MVP season in 2022, the 35-year-old is having another productive campaign. He's now slashing .277/.364/.455 with 65 RBI, 70 runs and a 65:122 BB:K in 546 plate appearances.... See More ... See Less
Cardinals' Paul Goldschmidt: Fills box score in win
Goldschmidt went 2-for-2 with a two-run home run, three walks, a stolen base and two total runs scored in Monday's 7-5 win over the Athletics.
It was a little bit of everything for Goldschmidt as he ended a 15-game homer drought. In that span, he hit just .200 with two doubles and four RBI. The first baseman's slump has dropped him down to a .277/.366/.454 slash line on the year, and he's added 19 homers, 61 RBI, 67 runs scored and 10 stolen bases through 115 games.... See More ... See Less
Cardinals' Paul Goldschmidt: Pops homer in win
Goldschmidt went 1-for-4 with a two-run home run and a walk in Wednesday's 11-7 win over the Diamondbacks.
Goldschmidt went 4-for-12 with a pair of homers and five RBI during the Cardinals' three-game set in his old stomping grounds in Arizona. That productive stretch doubled his homer total for July. The first baseman is slashing .285/.373/.477 with 18 long balls, 55 RBI, 64 runs scored, 21 doubles and nine stolen bases through 99 contests.... See More ... See Less
Cardinals' Paul Goldschmidt: Goes yard Monday
Goldschmidt went 2-for-5 with a a home run, three RBI and two runs scored in Monday's 10-6 win over the Diamondbacks.
Goldschmidt has gone 12-for-42 (.286) over 10 contests since the All-Star break. Monday was his fifth multi-hit effort in that span. The first baseman's recent work is right in line with his season numbers, aside from a moderate dip in power. He's at a .285/.371/.473 slash line with 17 homers, 53 RBI, 63 runs scored and eight stolen bases over 97 contests this season.... See More ... See Less
Cardinals' Paul Goldschmidt: Not starting Sunday
Goldschmidt is out of the lineup for Sunday's game versus the Cubs, Jeff Jones of the Belleville News-Democrat reports.
Goldschmidt has a .586 OPS over his past five games and will take a seat Sunday after starting the past 11 contests. Alec Burleson will step in at first base and bat fifth.... See More ... See Less
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