On Wednesday, the St. Louis Cardinals continued their hot stretch, securing a series win over the Milwaukee Brewers and coming to within 6.5 games of their NL Central rivals for first place in the division.
In the bottom of the first inning, Nolan Arenado drove in the game’s first run.
But it wasn’t just an ordinary RBI.
Arenado drove in Paul Goldschmidt on a single and reached the 1,000-RBI mark.
Brewers third baseman Brian Anderson mishandled a groundball, which allowed Goldschmidt to score and Arenado to reach first base.
On Twitter, MLB posted a cool graphic to celebrate Arenado’s big accomplishment.
Another milestone for Nolan! Congratulations on 1,000 career RBI! pic.twitter.com/YqKyZUJbRE
— MLB (@MLB) May 18, 2023
Arenado’s RBI proved to be the difference in the game.
After he reached base, the stat was flashed on the jumbotron at Busch Stadium.
Cardinals fans then stood up and applauded their star third baseman.
Arenado has begun to heat up as of late.
After a tough start to the season, the Cardinals slugger kicked things into gear when the team opened a three-game series at Fenway Park against the Boston Red Sox, hitting a home run in each of his next five games.
That streak came to an end on Wednesday, but it didn’t take away from Arenado’s big accomplishment and the moment that followed, when the Busch Stadium faithful gave him a warm hand.
The Cards won the game by a final of 3-0, earning a win for young left-hander Matthew Liberatore and winning their third consecutive series.
Arenado is hitting .263 with eight home runs and 32 RBI on the season.NEXT: Cardinals Make An Important Roster Move