D-backs’ Paul Goldschmidt hits mammoth home run off Cardinals’ pitcher John Lackey
Aug 26, 2015, 7:36 PM | Updated: Aug 27, 2015, 8:59 am
(AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin)
We are used to seeing extraordinary things from Arizona Diamondbacks MVP candidate Paul Goldschmidt on a nightly basis.
So what he did on Wednesday night really doesn’t come as much of a surprise to anyone.
In the first inning, Goldschmidt took a hanging 92-MPH fastball from pitcher St. Louis Cardinals pitcher John Lackey and destroyed it for his 25th home run of the season to put the good guys on top 1-0 early.
The word destroyed may actually be an understatement.
Paul Goldschmidt's bomb was 471 feet & 111 MPH off the bat… 11th longest HR of the season. Hardest for him this year.
— Daren Willman (@darenw) August 27, 2015
Goldschmidt’s home run went off the left steel beam above the picnic patio in left center field, which seems like it’s farther than the 471-foot estimation.
The home run was also Goldy’s 108th of his career, which tied former D-backs outfielder Justin Upton for fifth on the team’s all-time home run list.
It was another signature moment in the great career of the Diamondbacks first baseman.