The NL Central belongs to the St. Louis Cardinals.
With a win last night over the Milwaukee Brewers, St. Louis clinched their first NL Central title since 2019, and their 12th overall.
It also marked a first for Nolan Arenado.
Arenado reached the postseason twice with the Colorado Rockies when they earned a Wild Card in 2017 and 2018.
Last season, the Cards went on a roll to clinch the second Wild Card, but for the first time in his career, Arenado can say that he was part of a team that won a division title.
“It means a lot, but it’s not about me, man,” said Arenado. “It’s about this group. I’m just thankful to be a part of a great group like this… I love every one of these guys.”
Nolan Arenado on winning his first division title: "It means a lot, but it's not about me, man. It's about this group. I'm just thankful to be part of a great group like this. … I love every one of these guys."#STLCards pic.twitter.com/IskpxgnuQS
— Bally Sports Midwest (@BallySportsMW) September 28, 2022
Arenado Wins First Division Title
Arenado certainly has a great group of players to share this with.
But it’s hard to believe that this is actually the first time Arenado has had a chance to be a part of a division winning team.
What’s more, he’ll get to play his first postseason game at Busch Stadium as a member of the Cardinals on October 7, when the Cards open up the Wild Card Series.
You can bet that the crowd will be showering him with love and support as he experiences another first.
For now, though, his first ever division title will do just fine.
Arenado got a chance to soak up the moment with his teammates last night and share the joy felt all around the Cardinals clubhouse.