"He's a HOF for sure" "Goldy and Arenado deserve more than this" - St. Louis Cardinals fans react to Paul Goldschmidt reaching 1000 runs milestone

Paul Goldschmidt bats during a St. Louis Cardinals v Boston Red Sox game at Fenway Park earlier this season.
Paul Goldschmidt bats during a St. Louis Cardinals v Boston Red Sox game at Fenway Park earlier this season.

St. Louis Cardinals first baseman Paul Goldschmidt is having a breakout season in 2022. The 34 year old is batting .340 with 19 home runs and 65 RBI's. As of right now, he is likely the National League MVP.

Earlier tonight, the St. Louis Cardinals matched up against the Atlanta Braves as Goldschmidt made history. Paul Goldschmidt scored the 1000th run of his illustrious career after a Nolan Gorman RBI single.

"The first run of the game is Goldy's 1000th career run!"-@Cardinals

This is one of a number of accomplishments Goldschmidt has reached in his career. If the first baseman continues at this level for a few more years, he will be a Hall-of-Fame lock.

Following the Cardinals' brief 1-0 lead, the team gave up five runs in the bottom of the first inning. Cardinals fans were not happy with the teams pitching. It would be sad if the Cardinals do not make the playoffs given how talented the team is on offense with Goldschmidt and Nolan Arenado.

The Cardinals have the top three position players in terms of WAR but are still in second place. A lot of this has to do with the team's pitching staff, which has been atrocious as of late.

Cardinals fans are clearly not happy with the team's recent play.

The Cardinals have lost four out of five games going into tonight's contest and are in danger of dropping another game with an early deficit. Fans are fed up with the recent performances.

Despite the teams' lackluster play, this is an extremely special milestone for Paul Goldschmidt as he continues to headline the NL MVP race.

Paul Goldschmidt having breakout year for St. Louis Cardinals

Paul Goldschmidt blasts a baseball into the left field bleachers during a Milwaukee Brewers v. St. Louis Cardinals game at Busch Stadium in St. Louis, Missouri.
Paul Goldschmidt blasts a baseball into the left field bleachers during a Milwaukee Brewers v. St. Louis Cardinals game at Busch Stadium in St. Louis, Missouri.

Cardinals first baseman Paul Goldschmidt is having a career year so far in 2022. He leads the National League in several offensive categories.

Goldschmidt leads the NL in hits, runs scored, batting average, on-base percentage, slugging percentage, OPS, and total bases. It is safe to say that Goldschmidt is the league's most valuable player as of right now. Here are some of Goldschmidt's early-season highlights.

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Goldschmidt is also at the top in WAR. Right now, he is only behind Miami Marlins starting pitcher Sandy Alacantara. Overall, Paul Goldschmidt is having a career season at the age of 34, which is extremely impressive.

His career is already on a borderline Hall-of-Fame trajectory and a monster season like this may put Goldy over the top as a Hall-of-Famer. For more news and updates, go to the Sportskeeda Baseball page.

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Edited by Chaitanya Sharma
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