Angels Albert Pujols continues up & down season
Last night, Angels DH Albert Pujols recorded four RBI’s against the Kansas City Royals. Pujols’ efforts helped the Angels rebound from a three-game sweep by the Astros to beat the Royals 6-2.
The Angels DH Albert Pujols is quietly putting up some decent numbers at the plate this season. Pujols has 94 hits, 19 homers, and 76 RBI’s this season. While this may be a far cry from the 2006 season where he had 49 homers and 137 RBI’s, its nice to see The Machine still has some life left in him.
It’s likely that Pujols will eclipse his numbers from last season barring injury. Although Pujols maybe still considered a shell of his former self, he is still able to contribute to wins in a season that has been considered lost.
Pujols’ 76 RBI’s leads the Angels this season, Mike Trout is right behind him with 62 RBI’s this season.Trout and Pujols share the same home-run total with 19 this season as well.
It’s fun to think about how good the Angels would be if both Trout and Pujols were in their respective primes.
You could easily envision both of them competing for the Silver Slugger Award year-in and year-out. The Angels would cruise to multiple World Series titles and all would be right within the world.
But, unfortunately that’s not the case. While Trout is still in his prime, it’s a wonder if Pujols will make it to the end of his contract in 2022. Pujols’ has DH’d all season and it’s likely he’ll remain in that post for the remainder of his career.
One thing that does remain true; for now, is Pujols is still able to contribute to the Angels cause. While the Angels are far from a World Series appearance right now, General Manager Billy Eppler is consistent in his efforts to get the Angels over the hump.
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If Pujols can continue his hot streak hitting for the Angels in the future, he could help propel them to a division title and even a deep playoff run. The Angels just have to correct the holes in the pitching staff first.