Latest Update Pujols logs two hits Wednesday Thu Jul, 24, 06:33 AM
Is every pitcher's nightmare at the plate: incredibly patient, shows pinpoint strike-zone judgment and has a smooth, compact swing with great power. As consistent and unflappable as they come, he also surprises with the odd stolen base. Is also incredibly durable.
Flaws: : Can make his share of mistakes fielding first base and is in decline defensively. Is prone to hitting slumps from time to time. After several years of playing nearly every day, he is starting to slow down a little bit in terms of injury and his dominance against pitchers.
Pujols ended an 0-for-7 drought with his second multi-hit performance of the second half as he got the scoring started with an RBI-single in the first inning. He is now slashing .274/.324/.477 with 20 home runs and 66 RBI through 398 at-bats. The Angels offense has been rolling of late, even with Pujols having only five hits since returning from the All-Star break, so if this outing woke up his sleeping bat, watch out. Analyst: Matthew Beck
The home run was his 20th of the season and 512th of his career surpassing Mel Ott (511) and putting him in a three-way tie with Ernie Banks & Eddie Mathews for 21st on MLBs all-time list. The big slugger has heated up, after struggling over the first two-plus months of the season, as he is hitting .327 with five home runs, 25 RBI, 19 runs scored, and two stolen bases over the last 30 days (26 games).rnAnalyst: Michael Pichan
The home run was Pujols' 511th of his career placing him in a tie with Mel Ott for 23rd all-time. Big Al fell a triple shy of the cycle Saturday as he recorded his second consecutive three-hit game, including having homered in back-to-back games and for the third time in his last six giving him 19 on the year.Analyst: Michael Pichan
Pujols is one of four Angels with two home runs over the last seven days after he hit his 18th of the year Friday night.Analyst: Michael Pichan