Found May 05, 2012 on
The Outside Corner:
Albert Pujols, meet rock bottom. Rock bottom, I'd like to introduce you to Albert Pujols.
As if Pujols' now infamous homerless streak wasn't already bad enough, you can add a new ignominious achievement to his 2012 resume: he's dropped below the Mendoza line. After going 0-for-4 against Henderson Alvarez and Toronto tonight, Albert's batting average on the season now stands at a lowly .194. To add insult to injury, Pujols was booed loudly by the home fans at Angel Stadium in his final two at-bats.
The man that a few months ago was treated like arriving royalty at his introductory press conference is now being booed. Loudly.
It is hard to blame Angels fans for getting frustrated and targeting Pujols with their frustration as his poor performance was central to the Halos getting shutout for the second consecutive game and for the sixth time this season, the most in baseball. Oh, and it was also the fifth consecutive start for Ervin Santana in which the Ange...
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ANAHEIM, Calif. Every at-bat looks the same.
No matter what he does, Albert Pujols can't seem to shake himself out of his slump. He hits the ball hard, most of the time anyway, but it invariably becomes a ground ball out to third base.
He did it again Thursday night against the Toronto Blue Jays. Three at-bats became three grounders to third, one of them a double play in...
The Angels finally had enough yesterday and decided to insert Mark Trumbo in at first base in place of the slumping Albert Pujols. I’m sure it’s only temporary. The general idea is to give the world-class slugger a day or two away from it all to clear his head. Luckily for the Angels, they have plenty of bats to insert in his place while he figures things out.
Albert Pujols has hit his first regular-season home run since joining the Los Angeles Angels, ending the longest drought of his 12-year career after 33 games and 139 at-bats.
Pujols' two-run shot into the left-field bullpen Sunday came in the fifth inning against Toronto's Drew Hutchison.
Pujols was playing his 28th game for the Angels since leaving St. Louis and signing...
A man in a new uniform
How quickly things change. How quickly fans turn. Just last October, Albert Pujols was celebrating his second World Series Championship, and as the best player, on the world’s best team, Pujols sat on top of the baseball world. Unfortunately for Los Angeles Angels fans, the championship trophy Pujols held was while he was in a St. Louis Cardinals’ uniform...
Just a cartoon.
Struggling Angels slugger Albert Pujols predicts he'll bounce back,
shrugs off boos.
The May 3rd, 2012 edition of daily news for the Los Angeles Angels ...
There’s this new movie – maybe you’ve heard of it – called The Avengers. It’s supposed to be pretty epic, but I’ll leave that discussion for other places. Here, it’s all baseball, so we’re not going to look at the movie, cartoon, or comic book versions of the Avengers, but rather who their baseball counterparts might be.
Giancarlo Stanton is The Hulk – Obviously...
With so many massive signings, the Los Angeles Angels were the talk of baseball. Similar in tune to the Boston Red Sox of 2011, who made huge splashes with 1B Adrian Gonzalez and LF Carl Crawford. Like those Red Sox, the Los Angeles Angels are sputtering in a monumentally disappointing fashion.
The problems start with their two free agent signings. A major concern was...
Toronto Blue Jays (16-12) @ Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim (11-17) Pitching Probables: TOR – Drew Hutchison (1-0, 6.61 ERA) LAA – Jerome Williams (2-1, 3.55 ERA) Game Info: 12:35 PM PT; TV - Fox Sports West; Radio - KLAA 830
Let's just go ahead and just treat this like a new beginning for Albert Pujols. Fresh off receiving his first ever famous Scioscia Mental Day...