Thursday, June 18, 2015
Guess Who Decided to Start Hitting Again?
Nope, you haven't landed in a wormhole and ended up back in 2009. Albert Pujols is leading the league in home runs, with a whopping 19 of them. Of course, this is dwarfed a little bit when you remember that Giancarlo Stanton has 25 in his old league, but let's not steal his thunder.
Pujols has been ITCHING to get back to his mid-2000's numbers ever since his arrival in Anaheim. He's had some great seasons, let's be clear: they're just not as good as his Cardinals stuff. He was hitting home runs, but, for the most part, he was taking a backseat to Mike Trout, and letting him get an MVP back there.
Now? He's killing the ball. He's got a few more weeks until the halfway point, and he's hit about two thirds as much homers as he's hit in a season as an Angel. He could have a year to remember, and a year that Angels fans have been waiting for.
Even better- this guy is a DEFINITE hall of famer. No question about it. He's already a member of the 500 Home Run club, and he'll be passing 2600 hits this season, making 3000 a possibility. So yeah, his Cooperstown ticket is already punched, even at 35. But the fact that he's having a HUGE season like this, even this far into his career--that proves how legitimate Albert's talent is. The guy hasn't used steroids, and he's just flat-out hit.
Here's to a stellar finish from Albert, and a higher MVP vote percentage than the last few years.
Coming Tomorrow- Speaking of ex-Cardinals, last year he was pitching into the playoffs. Now he's pitching to stay in third.