Goldy’s First MLB HR
If you missed it … here’s the video of Paul Goldschmidt just crushing a Tim Lincecum fastball about halfway up the left-field bleachers at AT&T Park. Obviously, getting the first hit out of the way in his debut helped him relax a bit.
That 2-run jack was the game-winning RBI, as it turned out, so chalk one of those up for him, too. Goldschmidt goes from one team running away with a playoff spot in Mobile, to being on a team now tied for the lead in the National League West. It fits his career just as much as hitting home runs – Goldy helped the Osprey to the Pioneer League Championship series in 2009, helped keep Visalia in the hunt for a playoff spot until the final weekend of the 2010 season, and was helping the BayBears run away and hide from the rest of the Southern League Southern Division. So him being part of this run only makes sense.