Albert Pujols

Albert Pujols goes deep to get 2,000 RBIs

By David Rice
DETROIT, MICHIGAN - MAY 09: Albert Pujols #5 of the Los Angeles Angels watches his third inning solo home run to reach 2000 career RBI's while playing the Detroit Tigers at Comerica Park on May 09, 2019 in Detroit, Michigan. (Photo by Gregory Shamus/Getty Images)
DETROIT, MICHIGAN - MAY 09: Albert Pujols #5 of the Los Angeles Angels watches his third inning solo home run to reach 2000 career RBI's while playing the Detroit Tigers at Comerica Park on May 09, 2019 in Detroit, Michigan. (Photo by Gregory Shamus/Getty Images) /
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For the last week Albert Pujols has been sitting on 1,999 runs batted in.  Pujols got his last RBI on Saturday, May 4th against Houston with his 638th home run.

On Thursday afternoon, four games later Albert Pujols strode to the plate with two outs in the top of the third inning.  On a 2-0 pitch by left-hander Ryan Carpenter was driven deep to left field and it was a no-doubter that travelled more than 420 feet landing in the top of the first section of bleachers in left field at Commerica Park in Detroit.

Pujols stood and watched his drive and then slowly trotted around the bases.  When he returned to the Angels’ dugout Mike Trout greeted him at the top of the steps with a big hug.  Everyone else was congratulating Pujols including the Detroit fans who gave Pujols a standing ovation.

Albert Pujols has finally reached 2,000 RBIs and Mike Trout led all the cheers
DETROIT, MICHIGAN – MAY 09: Albert Pujols #5 of the Los Angeles Angels celebrates his third inning solo home run to reach 2000 career RBI’s with Mike Trout #27 while playing the Detroit Tigers at Comerica Park on May 09, 2019 in Detroit, Michigan. (Photo by Gregory Shamus/Getty Images) /

Pujols becomes the third player in MLB history to reach the 2,000 RBI plateau with Alex Rodriguez and Hank Aaron preceding him.  Pujols is now 86 RBIs away from tying Alex Rodriguez for second on the MLB All-Time list at 2,086.  Hank Aaron is the all-time MLB leader with 2,297 RBIs.

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Pujols’ home run was a part of a 13-run outburst in the 13-0 Angels victory over the Tigers.  The Angels hit five home runs in the game with Tommy LaStella going deep twice, and Kole Calhoun, Pujols and Justin Bour all going deep in the game.

The beneficiary of all this run support was Angels starter Felix Pena.  Pena was up to the task, He threw seven shutout innings allowing only three hits and no runs with seven strikeouts.  Pena picked up his second win of the season, lowering his ERA to 3.21.

Here is the video of Albert Pujols’ bast courtesy of @foxsportswest

https://twitter.com/foxsportswest/status/1126561912303407104?s=21

Although other players may have had better days than Pujols, he stole the show with his milestone.  The Angels will now travel to Baltimore to continue their road trip.

Pujols is till struggling so far in 2019 hitting only six homers driving in 18 with a .206 average.

Next. Albert Pujols close to another milestone.

Fromm all of us at Halo Hangout Congratulations to Albert Pujols!

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