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Friday, May 10, 2019

Albert Pujols Reaches 2,000 RBIs With Third-Inning Homer in Angels’ 13-0 Rout of Tigers

DETROIT — Albert Pujols turned on a fastball over the middle of the plate, sent the no-doubt shot deep into the left-field seats, flipped his bat toward celebrating teammates in the dugout and trotted around the bases.

By the time he stepped on home plate, the three-time MVP was in an elite group of three players in baseball history.

Pujols became the third player with 2,000 career RBIs when he hit a solo homer in the third inning Thursday to help the Los Angeles Angels rout the Detroit Tigers 13-0.

Mind you, we’ve discussed before that he isn’t….

 

QLE Posted: May 10, 2019 at 08:35 AM | 49 comment(s)
  Beats: albert pujols, milestones, rbi

Saturday, April 27, 2019

MLB roundup: Pujols moves up RBI list in Angels win

Albert Pujols continued to move up the career RBI list, passing Lou Gehrig for fourth place all-time in the Los Angeles Angels’ 5-1 victory over the Royals Friday in Kansas City.

Pujols stands one behind Barry Bonds for third place with 1,995 RBIs. Only two players (Hank Aaron, 2,297; and Alex Rodriguez, 2,086) have driven in at least 2,000 runs.

Tyler Skaggs (2-2) continued his mastery of the Royals at Kauffman Stadium. Skaggs allowed three hits and no runs in five innings (plus one batter). He now has allowed one earned run in 26 innings (0.35 ERA) in four appearances. He has the best ERA all-time against the Royals at Kauffman (min. 20 innings).

Danny Duffy (0-1), who came off the 10-day injured list for his first start of the season, allowed three runs on five hits in five innings. He struggled in the first inning, giving up two runs and three hits. Pujols took a 2-1 pitch from Duffy and drove it into the fountains in left center, 430 feet away. With the home run, his fourth of the year, he moved past Lou Gehrig into fourth place all-time in RBIs.

For those who want a reminder as for why RBIs are considered of dubious statistical value….

 

QLE Posted: April 27, 2019 at 09:31 AM | 47 comment(s)
  Beats: albert pujols, rbi

 

 

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