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Albert Pujols ends his homer drought

May 24, 2011, 9:37 AM EDT

Albert Pujols

What’s wrong with Albert Pujols?  Why, nothing that a nice night can’t fix. Pujols went yard last night in the Cardinals’ 3-1 win over the Padres. His homer broke a one month, 106 plate appearance homerless streak, the longest of his career.

In that month, Pujols has actually seen his OBP rise from .309 to .341, even as his power went AWOL, so perhaps his homerless stretch was all just a matter of adjustment and time and all of that as opposed to Albert Pujols suddenly forgetting how to send baseballs over fences.

  1. Gardenhire's Cat - May 24, 2011 at 9:39 AM

    His steriods shipment must have gotten lost in the mail for the past month

    / sarcasm

  2. cintiphil - May 24, 2011 at 11:16 AM

    If this means that his drought is over, then this is again bad news for the Reds and the NL central division. But it may not be the case, so lets wait a few more games to see. I am still picking the Brewers and now, maybe the Reds are not it.

  3. paperlions - May 24, 2011 at 11:29 AM

    I’ll believe the drought is over when he starts hitting lasers off of and over the wall on a regular basis….like he has for the last 10 years. Hopefully, it really is just the mechanics issue related to the front leg and hamstring injury….he has hit a lot of balls to just in front of the wall this year that he seems to think will be long gone when they leave the bat.

  4. okwhitefalcon - May 24, 2011 at 1:34 PM

    The two balls he hit prior to the dinger last night seemed to be hit harder than the one that left Petco, both were scalded but died on the vine in the cool Diego night.

    I think he’s on the right track but not there just yet, lets see a few more screamers and a few less GIDP’s before we declare him “back”..

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