Originally posted on Pro Sports Daily  |  Last updated 6/4/12

Paul Goldschmidt is on the best run of his major league career, but it is not like he has tapped into a secret formula in his first full season with the Arizona Diamondbacks.

"He's putting in the work," D-backs manager Kirk Gibson said. "He has a better swing path. He has his mechanics down better. He's quicker to the ball, more relaxed."

Goldschmidt has a career-high 12-game hitting streak, with six doubles and four home runs, since going 3-for-4 with a double in Kansas City on May 19. After hitting .193 in April, Goldschmidt turned it around in May, hitting .314.

"You're trying to find a routine that kind of works. It can change in a hurry. You just try to be as consistent as possible," Goldschmidt said.

Goldschmidt's game-tying home run in the fifth inning of a 4-2 victory at San Diego on Saturday landed in the second deck of the left-field seats at Petco Park, and his home run in Sunday's 6-0 victory went into the first row of the right-field seats, a good sign that he is staying back on the ball.

"That's one of the main differences for anyone," said Goldschmidt, who hit 10 home runs -- eight in the regular season, two in the NLDS -- after being promoted to the majors from Class AA Mobile last Aug. 1.

"When you are going good, the good pitch out over the plate, you are not fouling it off, you're not taking it. You are going to drive it and it's going to be in the gap or be a hit. When things are going bad, that's a pitch you foul straight back, or you hit a one-hopper short. It's right at someone," he said.

"The differences are small, but it makes a big difference in the outcome."

Goldschmidt, a right-handed hitter, also has found his rhythm against left-handers. After a slow start, he is up to .333 against them, with seven doubles and two homers against them in 51 at-bats.

"For awhile there, it was a very negative thing, but that's just how the outcomes were. I didn't feel bad against them. I feel comfortable against lefties and righties, but the stats were not what they normally are. It's always a learning process. You have some success against one guy, a left-hander or a few lefties, and they start to make adjustments. That's how the game is," Goldschmidt said.

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