WATCH: Paul Goldschmidt hits hardest HR of MLB season

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St. Louis Cardinals first baseman Paul Goldschmidt is heating up big time during the dog days of summer. One day after making history with a grand slam, the All-Star was back up to his old tricks.

He nailed Pittsburgh Pirates starter Jordan Lyles for a two-run homer in the second inning. The ball traveled 437 feet at a speed of 111.53 mph.

It’s the hardest hit homer in Major League Baseball since April of last season. Let that sink in given just how many homers have been hit around the league. Remember, MLB is once again at a record pace in that regard.