MLB: Terce! Cardinals has a trio of hitters with 30 HRs, something that hasn’t happened since 2004

The hefty Tyler O’Neill spotted teammate Paul Goldschmidt hitting his 30th home run of the season this Friday, hitting a throw in the top of the third inning to the middle of the bleachers in center field, and he wanted to join the fun on the St. Louis Cardinals.

So the St. Louis Cardinals left fielder simply hit his own blast in the fifth set – a mammoth 454-foot shot from Statcast that left Wrigley Field on the run – to join teammate Goldschmidt; each has 30 home runs on the year thanks to a two-run howitzer in the afternoon:

Waiting for them at the 30 home run plateau was Nolan Arenado. Only one other trio have accomplished such a feat in franchise history: the “MV3” of Albert Pujols, former center fielder Jim Edmonds and former third baseman Scott Rolen in 2004. Arenado has 33 homers, three more than his teammates.

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That year 2004, Pujols finished with 46 home runs, Edmonds with 42 and Rolen had 34. Everything indicates that neither Goldschmidt, O’Neill and Arenado will reach Edmonds ’42, much less Pujols’ 46.

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Rafael Martinez

I am fond of the King of Sports, especially the Boston Red Sox in MLB and in general all of Mexican baseball. This profession has given me the opportunity to cover major events such as the Caribbean Series, LMB All Star, LMP (uninterrupted since 2009), signings of important players. I had the chance to attend the 2013 World Classic in Arizona, USA, albeit as a fan. Apart from this beautiful sport, I love basketball, where I have also narrated games and even an NBA friendly 10 years ago, but I carry baseball in my veins. BA in Communication Sciences from the Autonomous University of Sinaloa (UAS) , from which I graduated in 2011. I was born in Mazatlán, Sinaloa and started in the world of sports journalism in 2004 in the newspaper El Sol de Mazatlán, where I was a baseball columnist and a reporter at the same time. In January 2009 I came to El Debate as a journalist reporter and it was almost six years (in the first stage), until in November 2014 I emigrated to the radio providing my services in Línea Directa-Grupo RSN. My cycle there ended in July 2019 and after a few days, El Debate gave me another opportunity to work and opened the doors for me again. That is how I came to Al Bat, where I have been since 2019 as a web journalist.

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