Paul Goldschmidt’s 3-HR night: By the Numbers
What a night for Arizona Diamondbacks first baseman Paul Goldschmidt.
For the first time in his career, he slugged three home runs in one game, helping the D-backs to a 10-8 win over the Chicago Cubs at Wrigley Field.
Here’s a look at some of the details of Goldy’s big night, by the numbers:
That’s how far Goldschmidt’s blasts traveled — 1,264 feet. According to ESPN Home Run Tracker, his longest clout was his first. He deposited a Jose Quintana curveball over the left-center field fence 430 feet from home plate. That was his fourth-longest home run of the season.
We promise not to pitch to Paul Goldschmidt tomorrow.
— Chicago Cubs (@Cubs) August 4, 2017
Goldschmidt became the eighth player in D-backs history to have three dingers in a game and the first since Jason Kubel did it in July of 2012. The others are Chris Young, Damion Easley, Shea Hillenbrand, Erubiel Durazo, Luis Gonzalez and Steve Finley. Gonzalez and Finley each had two three-HR games while with the Diamondbacks.
Goldschmidt is the ninth player to accomplish the feat this season, joining Pittsburgh’s Andrew McCutchen, Colorado’s Nolan Arenado, Corey Seager of the Dodgers, Minnesota’s Eddie Rosario, Washington’s Anthony Rendon, Atlanta’s Matt Kemp, Yoenis Cespedes of the Mets and Cincinnati’s Scooter Gennett, who had four round-trippers in a win over St. Louis on June 6.
His third home run was his 25th of the season, which surpasses last year’s total of 24 in 158 games. Goldschmidt’s 25th came in his 107th game of 2017.