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.
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.
Entering Monday against the Braves,
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."
After starting the
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).
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.
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