Goldschmidt went 2-for-3 with a walk, two RBI, one run and a stolen base in Wednesday's 13-7 win over the Padres. After swiping 13 bases in the first half, Goldschmidt has been less aggressive since the All-Star break, attempting only six steals in 59 games. Even so, in collecting his 18th stolen base of the season, Goldschmidt still has a good chance at turning in a third consecutive campaign of at least 20 steals and 20 homers, an impressive achievement for any player, much less a first baseman.
Goldschmidt went 1-for-4 with a two-run homer in Saturday's win over San Francisco. Goldschmidt hit the home run in the top of the first inning, and it was the only offense that Arizona needed to secure the win. It's been another banner campaign for the slugger, and Goldschmidt is now just a single home run shy of his career-high 36 bombs during the 2013 campaign.
Goldschmidt went 2-for-4 with a double and a run in Wednesday's 8-2 win over the Rockies. The two-hit performance helped end a brief skid at the plate for the MVP candidate, who had gone 2-for-25 with three runs and three RBI over the past six contests. While Goldschmidt's September has gotten off to a slow start, the Diamondbacks' attack hasn't missed a beat thanks to the heroics of the slugger behind him in the order, J.D. Martinez, who has hit nine home runs in his 11 games on the month.
Goldschmidt went 1-for-4 with a solo home run in Sunday's win over the Padres. This was great to see in just Goldschmidt's second game back from an elbow injury. He is now two home runs shy of matching his career high of 36 set in 2013. The Diamondbacks don't have an off-day until Sept. 21 and they could opt to give Goldschmidt a maintenance day for the elbow this week, so those in leagues that allow daily lineup changes should keep an eye out. Those in weekly formats appear safe to deploy him as normal.
Goldschmidt (elbow) is back in the lineup Saturday against the Padres. An MRI earlier in the week cleared Goldschmidt of any structural damage to his elbow, and he was able to successfully ramp up his baseball activities in recent days with no major issues. The 29-year-old will look to continue his push for the National League MVP; he's in the top 10 in virtually every hitting category and is fifth in the league in fWAR.