D-backs laud Goldschmidt's hit streak
DENVER -- D-backs first baseman Paul Goldschmidt saw his hitting streak come to an end at 26 games on Saturday night.
While Goldschmidt did not pay attention to the streak while it was going on, his teammates acknowledged the accomplishment.
"I have a hard time getting hits in two straight games," outfielder Mark Trumbo said with a smile. "It's an incredible feat. It's a testament to how good his approach is."
Goldschmidt's streak dated back to last season, and it was the second longest in franchise history behind Luis Gonzalez's 30-game streak in 1999.
While hitting in 26 straight games might be impressive, it still was 30 shy of Yankees legend Joe DiMaggio's 56-game streak from 1941.
DiMaggio's streak is considered one of baseball's unbreakable records.
"There have been a lot of people trying to break that," D-backs manager Kirk Gibson said. "I know, obviously in our lifetime, it probably won't happen. I don't even know how to comprehend it, to be honest with you."