The month of April was a tough go for the Cards’ star first baseman, but he has picked it up and is now hitting .338 on the year with seven home runs and 33 RBI.
In fact, his recent hot streak has put him in some elite company, as noted by MLB insider Sarah Langs on Twitter.
Goldschmidt’s 22 RBI over the last 12 games in the most since Scott Rolen did it back in 2004, a year in which the Cardinals won 105 games and took home the National League pennant.
Paul Goldschmidt's 22 RBI in his last 12 games are the most by a Cardinals player in a 12-game span since Scott Rolen in 2004 https://t.co/uOhGIQrwDa
— Sarah Langs (@SlangsOnSports) May 24, 2022
Goldy Matches Rolen
Goldschmidt is rolling, and his walk-off grand slam against the Toronto Blue Jays finally brought him up to a point where he ended up matching a Cardinals legend.
Rolen and Goldschmidt are very similar players in some regards.
Rolen took quality, professional at-bats during his career and never gave in, while remaining even-keel regardless of the way things were going.
He also was an elite defender.
Goldschmidt, while being a first baseman instead of a third baseman, is very similar to Rolen in that he grinds out at-bats and remains even-keel.
But the point is, Goldschmidt is red-hot and is matching the Cardinals Hall-of-Famer.
To be in the same company as a guy like Rolen is quite impressive and is also reminding Cards fans of their former star third baseman.
There may not be anybody on the planet right now that is as hot as Goldschmidt.
He’s been one of St. Louis’ key contributors ever since his arrival in 2019 and is proving to be worth every penny of the contract extension St. Louis signed him to shortly thereafter.