This was the last Saturday before the MLB All-Star break, and the day certainly had plenty of highlights. St. Louis Cardinals first baseman Paul Goldschmidt has reached another milestone in his impressive career. Jose Ramirez continued his impressive 2022 season for the Guardians as he belted out two home runs for Cleveland in their 10-0 win over the Detroit Tigers.
All of this and more in this edition of the MLB News Roundup.
Paul Goldschmidt Launches Home Run #300 in Cardinals blowout win
St. Louis Cardinals first baseman Paul Goldschmidt celebrated yet another milestone this afternoon as he hit his 300th home run of his career. This was his 20th home run of the season.
“Paul Goldschmidt joins the 300 home run club!” – Talkin’ Baseball
Goldschmidt became the sixth player to hit his 300th home run while with the Cardinals. Goldschmidt spoke to the media after the Cardinals’ 11-3 win over the Cincinnati Reds.
“Paul Goldschmidt after hitting his 300th career home run: ‘It’s good to hit a homer, help us win, but it’s not like it’s a goal or anything like that. Glad I could help us win.'” – Bally Sports Midwest
Goldschmidt went 2-for-5 in the game and is now batting .330 with 20 home runs and 70 runs batted in.
Jose Ramirez crushes home run as he gets ready for MLB Home Run Derby
Cleveland Guardians slugger Jose Ramirez is looking ready to compete in the Home Run Derby this Monday as he belted out two home runs today. His first homer came in the first inning to give the Guardians a 3-0 lead.
“Jose Ramirez is ready for the HR Derby” – FOX Sports: MLB
He then continued his great day at the plate by blasting another home run to extend Cleveland’s lead to 8-0 in the second inning.
“Someone tell Jose Ramirez that the HR Derby doesn’t start till Monday. His 2nd home run of the game!” – FOX Sports: MLB
Ramirez, along with seven other participants, will compete in the Home Run Derby on Monday night. Ramirez is hoping to carry the momentum from today’s game into the contest.
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