The St. Louis Cardinals have a great 24-18 record and only two games from first place in the NL Central Division, mainly Paul Goldsmith has not stopped hitting for more than two weeks now.
The experienced first baseman is 34, but shows no signs of slowing down.
“Paul Goldsmith for his 15-game hitting streak Cardinals: 28 hits, 12 doubles, 5 home runs, 22 RBI. Since the RBI became an official status in 1920, no other MLB player has reached this number within 15-game intervals, “STATS tweeted.
Paul Goldsmith during his 15-game hitting streak Cardinals:
5 home runs
Since the RBI became an official status in 1920, no other MLB player has reached all these numbers in the 15-game span.
– Statistics by Statistics (StatsBySTATS) May 24, 2022
Let’s digest that tweet, part by part.
First, a 15-game hit streak is impressive on all levels, except MLB.
Second, he has about two hits per game and about one double per game during the streak, which is not surprising.
And third, although the five Homers are certainly impressive, 22 RBI raises even more eyebrows.
A record RBI speed
No player has driven 22 runs in 15-game intervals: Goldsmith is the first to do so.
Baseball is full of surprises, isn’t it?
After their impressive wild card campaign last year, Goldsmidt is basically taking the Cardinals back into the debate.
They are very close to the brewers in the standings, and Milwaukee is obviously good, they don’t have heaters like Goldie at the moment.
With 40 games and 177 plate appearances, Slager is down to .338 / .403 / .573 with seven home runs, 25 runs, 33 RBIs and even three stealing bases.
These rates will be the best of his career, but the season is still young.
He will have to maintain this level to get cards in October and fight for personal compliments, but his recent hit streak may prove he is not exactly capable of doing so.