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1. Albert Pujols (1-for-4, R, HR, 2 RBI) finally hit his first home run! That’s great and all, but what I’m really worried about is the fact that he’s walking just 5.1 percent of the time. Like they said in that popular baseball movie, “If you improve your plate discipline, the hits will come.”
2. Speaking of Pujols hitting his first home run, here are some notable players still with 0 home runs: Yonder Alonso, Jeff Francoeur, Jimmy Rollins and Andrew McCutchen.
3. Go figure that when Ubaldo Jimenez faces the best offense in the league he throws seven shutout innings of two-hit ball. That being said, he didn’t fix his control issues, which is what’s gotten him in trouble all season.
4. Despite striking out 11 batters, Yu Darvish st...
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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...
It's about time.Albert Pujols has had a rough year so far with the Los Angeles Angels after signing a record-contract with them this off-season. He has been a drought of not hitting a home-run. He was doing so bad that his own fans booed him on Saturday and his own manager pulled him out.Finally on Sunday, the slugger hit his first homer as a member of his new team against the...
Booed and benched in the previous two games, first baseman Albert Pujols finally broke
out with his first home run as an Angel on Sunday. Pujols was booed as he went hitless in Friday's shutout by the Blue Jays. Angels fans
were frustrated with the sub-.200, 0-homer start by their $246 million man. After the
game, Pujols said he deserved it but promised there would be...
Albert Pujols finally got the homerun monkey off his back. The all-star first baseman went yard for the first time in an Angels’ uniform, as Los Angeles defeated the Toronto Blue Jays yesterday, 4-3.
Pujols suffered through the worst homerless drought of his career – after signing a monster 10 year, $240 million contract – going an astounding 110 at bats without hitting the...
The Albert Pujols sideshow finally ended on May 6, 2012, in the 111th AB of what has so far been a season of well-paid misery for the former King of St Louis. It ended with that long-awaited first official home run (although he hit seven in Spring Training) as an Angel; a wait that was so excruciatingly long and drawn-out, it reminded me of the similarly long...
Struggling Angels slugger Albert Pujols predicts he'll bounce back,
shrugs off boos.
Rob Lazlo and Adam Stevinson of GuysGirl debate on the week’s top storylines in baseball
We’re a month into the 2012 MLB season, and we’ve already seen a perfect game and a no-hitter. Albert Pujols is hitting .194 and has the same number of home runs as Jamie Moyer. The greatest closer of all-time, Mariano Rivera, tore his ACL and is done for the year, further weakening...
@Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim (2-2) @ Minnesota Twins (7-20)Pitching Probables: LAA – Jered Weaver (12-17, 1.61 ERA) MIN – Francisco Liriano (0-4, 9.97 ERA)Game Info: 5:10 PM PT; TV - Fox Sports West; Radio - KLAA 830
First thing I want to address, this is something that's been itching in the back of my mind for some time, but HOLY HELL WHY IN THE WORLD DOES EVERYONE...
If you’re like me, you’re thoroughly disappointed with your first round draft choice in this year’s fantasy baseball draft. Thankfully, the season is only a month old. However, it’s hard not to think that this nonsense could perpetuate… So who’s the biggest first round disaster?
Albert Pujols -Albert’s stats are absolutely grotesque. He’s done nothing. Absolutely...
The May 7th, 2012 edition of daily news for the Los Angeles Angels ...
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Although baseball is well underway and the season is chugging along as usual, there are a number of absolute studs that have been seriously underperforming. Obviously everybody and their mother knows of Albert Pujols’ struggles, but Jose Bautista and Robinson Cano are also putting up duds on the regular nowadays. Moving down the totem pole a...
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...
I had a dream. In this dream, I negotiated a contract where I would be paid beyond my useful years for doing absolutely nothing at all. Once any talent I had was completely gone, instead of living off my pension or social security, I would get paid a ridiculously large sum of money for my “personal services,” but only if I chose to accept it. I mean, you never know. It’s...
Albert Pujols, Prince Fielder, Mark Teixeira, Jose Bautista, Ryan Howard, Miguel Cabrera, Dan Uggla, Adrian Gonzalez, Paul Konerko.
Nice group, yeah? Those are 9 of the 10 leaders in HR from 2009-2011.
Pujols, Fielder, Teixeira, Howard, Cabrera, Uggla.
Listed there are 6 of the 7 players to hit at least 30 HR in every season from 2009 through 2011.
The player not mentioned in both...