Paul Goldschmidt hit a walk-off grand slam as the Cardinals defeated the Toronto Blue Jays on Monday night. Here’s everything you missed.
Goldschmidt hit a walk-off grand slam to send Cards fans home happy against Toronto. It served as the team’s fourth straight win (playing Pittsburgh previously helped), as they’re now 7-3 in their last ten games.
Goldy’s grand slam could be a signature moment in an early-season run for St. Louis, which is dealing with all sorts of injuries at the moment. Nonetheless, their corner infield cornerstones are still in place, as Goldschmidt and Nolan Arenado lead the way.
“Honestly, I was telling myself, ‘Play some good defense. I may get a chance if that inning comes up.’ Bases loaded. Two outs. It’s my only shot to hit right here,” Goldschmidt said after the game, per the St. Louis Post-Dispatch.
Here’s everything you need to know about Goldschmidt’s walk-off grand slam:
Paul Goldschmidt grand slam by the numbers
Goldschmidt’s grand slam was no cheapy, as it would’ve been a home run in 27 of 30 MLB ballparks. The line drive blast had an exit velocity of 105.7 mph, a launch angle of 25 degrees, and a projected distance of 366 feet.
By no means was Goldy’s grand slam a bomb, but it did have some zip behind it.
Nolan Arenado praises Paul Goldschmidt
After the game, Arenado was on MLB Network discussing Goldschmidt’s walk-off and the Cards win. During that segment, he praised Goldy, calling him one of the greatest players he’s ever seen on the diamond.
From a player as talented as Arenado, that means a ton.
Cardinals radio call of Paul Goldschmidt grand slam
Goldschmidt’s grand slam was impressive enough on television, but to understand how most Cards’ fans were feeling in the moment, you have to listen to the radio call.
Oh, if that isn’t sweet justice.
Radio announcers are often deemed homers — but they’re supposed to be! The midwest rejoiced on Monday night along with Busch Stadium, and anyone listening at home.