Paul Goldschmidt is single-handedly trying to save the Cardinals’ season
The St. Louis Cardinals are one of the biggest upsets so far, but first baseman Paul Goldschmidt will try to drag them to victory on Wednesday.
The St. Louis Cardinals had a disappointing end to their 2022 season after stumbling in the wild card round to the Philadelphia Phillies. Now, they enter Wednesday night with a 9-15 record in the midst of a terrible start to the 2023 campaign. To make Cardinals fans feel even worse, the team sent top prospect Jordan Walker back to Triple-A, but he performed very well in the batter’s box.
After two straight losses to the San Francisco Giants, first baseman Paul Goldschmidt did his best to lead the team to victory on Wednesday night.
In the top of the first inning, Goldschmidt crushed a solo home run to left field on Anthony DeSclafani’s sixth pitch to give St. Louis a 1-0 lead. Two innings later, in Goldschmidt’s second at-bat, he went deep again, this time sending the baseball 425 feet over the center field fence to extend St. Louis’ lead to 2-0.
Paul Goldschmidt tries to lead the Cardinals to a win against the Giants
Even with a 2-0 lead, the Cardinals couldn’t hold on.
In the bottom of the fourth inning, St. Louis starter Stephen Matz surrendered an RBI single to right fielder LaMonte Wade Jr. to center fielder Austin Slater.
Then in the bottom of the fifth inning, Jordan Hicks entered in relief of Matz. When left fielder Mitch Haniger singled, Cardinals center fielder Lars Nuthbaar reached on an infield error that allowed first baseman Wilmer Flores to reach first. In the next at-bat, Hicks threw a wild pitch that allowed Haniger to score from third, giving the Giants a 3-2 lead.
As of the eighth inning, Goldschmidt has three hits in the Cardinals’ hitting streak. Goldschmidt went 4-for-4 that inning. In that time, his teammates had three hits.
The Cardinals are struggling, but Goldschmidt is trying to help them win.
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