Saturday, June 4, 2011
Pujols Back on Track
There's nothing like playing the lowly Cubs. Pujols has always been good against the Cubs, hitting .297 (before Saturday's game) with 48 homers against them in his career (the most against any opponent). This weekend has been no different. In two games Pujols is 4-7 with three homers, one double and six RBIs. On Friday night he hit a two-run homer and on Saturday afternoon he hit a two-run home run in the fourth inning, an RBI-double in the sixth and a walk-off homer in the twelfth. He raised his average to .275 and his slugging percentage climbed to .459.
With one more game against the Cubs, Pujols has another good chance to continue his upward swing. It's good for baseball when Pujols is performing normally (which is basically him being perpetually on fire), so hopefully this weekend means that he is back on track.