SnakeLines, Week 10: Goldschmidt RBI

The road trip didn't exactly prove too reliant on the long-ball. But this week, can Goldschmidt continue his incandescent tear at the plate?

Week 9 Review

Date Opp Rslt PA AB R H HR BB SO Opp. Starter (GS)
May 31 CHC L,2-7 33 32 2 7 0 0 5 M.Garza (61)
Jun 1 CHC W,12-4 52 42 12 17 2 8 12 J.Samardzija (54)
Jun 2 CHC W,8-4 47 40 8 13 0 7 9 E.Jackson (22)
Jun 3 STL L,1-7 34 33 1 7 0 1 7 L.Lynn (68)
Jun 4 STL W,7-6 59 55 7 14 1 4 14 M.Wacha (23)
Jun 5 STL W,10-3 43 38 10 11 1 2 8 J.Kelly (56)
Jun 6 STL L,8-12 41 37 8 13 0 3 14 S.Miller (61)

The house at the SnakePit casino took a bit of a drubbing this week, at the D-backs fell easily short of the predicted line for home-runs over the games in question. They managed just four, excluding the one which Paul Goldschmidt clubbed last night... Sigh... Sorry, drifted off for a minute then. Where was I? Goldschmidt and Gerardo Parra each had two in the second game against the Cubs, A.J. Pollock gave us the lead with a three-run homer against the Cardinals in the Justin Bieber umpire game (hey, they share initials...) and, of course, there was also Goldschmidt's grand-slam the following night.

Memorable, sure: but just not enough of them - though I did note that homers seem to equal wins of late. Over the last month or so (since June 6), we are 13-3 when anyone on the team goes deep - overall this year, the D-backs record is 23-15. Guess it's fortunate we didn't have any rallies in those games, that needed killing by the home-runs, eh? [In case you're wondering, a couple of days ago, new KC hitting coach George Brett said, "A lot of times, home runs kill rallies". Anyone who watched last night's game will know exactly why that statement has received quite a lot of derision]

So four home-runs last week, definitely under the line of seven, and looks like a lot of people took advantage:

  • Winners (12): AJV19, benhat, blank_38, Craig from AZ, grimmy01, GuruB, JoelPre, rd33, SenSurround, TimInTucson, TolkienBard, walleye01
  • Sinners (8): Angry_Saguaro, AzDbackfanInDc, AzRattler, BigLeagueAZ, BrokeNBattleX, Marc Fournier, preston.salisbury and SongBird (the last-named disqualified this week for a late entry).

Standings

  • 7 points
    blank_38
  • 6 points
    grimmy01
  • 5 points
    AJV19
    SenSurround
  • 4 points
    Craig from Az
    frienetic
    Gildo
    Marc Fournier
    TolkienBard
  • 3 points
    AzRattler
    GuruB
    JoelPre
    piratedan7
    rd33
    walleye01
  • 2 points
    azshadowwalker
    eel
    Maizefed
    Songbird
  • 1 point
    Angry_Saguaro
    azcougs
    AzDbackfanInDc
    AZfan85308
    backtocali
    benhat
    BigLeagueAZ
    BobRob12
    BrokeNBattleX
    navyazfan
    Shawnwck
    TimInTucson
  • 0 points
    azsportsfan31
    BattleMoses
    Daniel Corbin Jr.
    Diamondhacks
    hotclaws
    imstillhungry95
    leemellon
    LiamNeeson
    littleRoom
    Muu
    preston.salisbury
    since_98
    Surksquatch
    Xipooo

Week 10 line

After the hellacious week Paul Goldschmidt has had for us, I've really got to go with another Goldzilla-oriented line this round - let's do it based on the number of runs he drives in. It's something he has been doing with remarkable regularity. He has 57 so far, which trails only Matt Williams (59 in 1999) at this point in a Diamondbacks season. Williams finished that year with 142 RBI. Goldschmidt currently has an eight-RBI lead over the next nearest in the National League, Troy-boy. I know, yes, RBIs are not exactly meaningful, but Goldie's production with runners in scoring position has been amazing: he's hitting .439 this year there.

Will it keep up? That's what this week's line is all about. Due to the draft and other things quite driving it from my mind, this will be a five-game set. It covers the remaining two games of the Giants series, and the three games on the road at the start of next week in Dodger Stadium, up to the off-day on Thursday. Some stats for you concerning Goldschmidt RBI:

  • last five games: 11
  • last five home games: 7
  • last five road games: 9
  • 2013 home: 16 in 28 games
  • 2013 road: 41(!) in 32 games

Goldschmidt RBI: five

Usual rules. Over, under or push (the last if you think he'll get exactly five RBI) in the comments, by first pitch today at Chase Field (7:10pm). Get it right, and get a point, unless "push" comes up, when you get two points.

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