|2013 Season (CBSSports.com)||535.00||26.00||.279||98.00||95.00||16.00|
|Games Played By Position|
|vs San Diego||10||4||0|| .500|| .600|| .400|
|vs Cashner (Career)||1||1||0||1.000||1.000||1.000|
|vs RHP||119||40||7|| .426|| .588|| .336|
|Last 10 Games|
|Paul Goldschmidt goes yard twice|
|by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com|
(5/17/13) Diamondbacks first baseman Paul Goldschmidt followed a three-hit performance his last time out with a multi-home run game Friday night against the Marlins.
Goldschmidt took starter Kevin Slowey deep for two-run shots in the first and third innings. He added two hits and finished 4 for 5 with four runs scored and four RBI in a 9-2 victory. It was his second four-hit game of May.
Goldschmidt is hitting .440 with seven homers and 17 RBI in 15 May games. He has a .338/.421/.656 line with 12 homers and 35 RBI in 151 at-bats.
|Paul Goldschmidt raises average to .322|
|by Ed Gauna | CBSSports.com|
(5/15/13) Diamondbacks first baseman Paul Goldschmidt had another productive day at the plate in Wednesday's series finale against the Braves. He went 3 for 4 with a run scored in a 5-3 win. All three of his hits went for doubles.
Goldschmidt is batting .400 (18 for 45) in May with five homers and 13 RBI. His average has risen from .287 at the beginning of the month to its current mark of .322.
|Paul Goldschmidt not just a threat at the plate|
|by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com|
(5/14/13) Entering Monday against the Braves, Diamondbacks' cleanup hitters combined to hit .214 and post a .307 slugging percentage through 38 games. With No. 3 hitter Paul Goldschmidt putting up impressive numbers, it could lead more teams to pitch around the young slugger.
However, manager Kirk Gibson cautions opposing teams from doing that because Goldschmidt can not only get it done at the plate, but he has deceptive speed on the base paths.
"If they’re going to pitch around him, then one good thing about having Goldy up -- his running game’s pretty good, too," Gibson said, per The Arizona Republic. "So if they’re going to do that, then they might have to deal with him in a different regard."
Goldschmidt, who finally got his first day off Sunday, slugged his 10th home run Monday and is batting .378 (14 for 37) with five home runs and 13 RBI in 12 May games.
"Obviously, he’s a great player and a really tough out," outfielder Cody Ross said. "A lot of times, pitchers are going to pitch around him, so there definitely needs to be some protection coming out of the fourth hole."
|Paul Goldschmidt earns first break|
|by Bill Passonno | CBSSports.com|
(5/12/13) After starting the Diamondbacks' first 37 games this season, first baseman Paul Goldschmidt was held out of the lineup for Sunday's series finale against Philadelphia. Goldschmidt ranks among the NL leaders in a host of offensive categories, including a second-place spot with 30 RBI.
Eric Hinske took his spot at first base against the Phillies. He has recorded fewer hits (six) in 27 games this season than Goldschmidt has totaled in his past six outings (eight).
|Paul Goldschmidt adds two more home runs|
|by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com|
(5/9/13) Diamondbacks first baseman Paul Goldschmidt hit two home runs Wednesday, bringing his season total to nine.
Goldschmidt has been on fire this week, clubbing four home runs in three games. Goldschmidt was responsible for all three of the teams runs Wednesday. He hit a two-run shot off Clayton Kershaw in the top of the sixth inning to tie the game, and later put the team ahead with a solo shot in the eighth. Goldschmidt is now hitting .320/.413/.592 in 125 at-bats this season.
|Quick question: who led all first basemen in steals in 2012? Answer: Paul Goldschmidt with 18. In 315 minor league games over three years, Goldschmidt had 17 total steals. Expected to hit for power and average, he returned some unexpected value on the basepaths as well, but only after a slow start. After a sad little April that saw him hit just .193 in 18 games, Goldschmidt exploded in May and June, hitting 10 home runs and driving in 27 runs. In June alone, he had a 1.147 OPS. Goldschmidt finished the season with a .286 average and 20 home runs over 514 at-bats. And he stole 12 of his 18 bases over the last three months of the season. You want Goldschmidt for the 25-year-old's still-developing power -- the speed is just a nice little door prize. He should be taken in most drafts in the middle rounds. (Updated 12/4/12)|
|Upcoming 7 Games|
|5/25/13||SD||10:10 pm||Andrew Cashner|
|5/26/13||SD||4:10 pm||Jason Marquis|
|5/27/13||TEX||3:40 pm||Yu Darvish|
|5/27/13||TEX||9:40 pm|| |
|5/29/13||@ TEX||8:05 pm||Justin Grimm|
|5/30/13||@ TEX||2:05 pm||Derek Holland|
|5/31/13||@ CHC||2:20 pm||Matt Garza|