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Albert Pujols got a hit!

Apr 26, 2012, 3:00 PM EDT

And there was much rejoicing:

 

Oh, well, some anyway. Better than an 0-fer, yes?

  1. proudlycanadian - Apr 26, 2012 at 3:10 PM

    Happy days are here again. Pujols got a hit and KC is on a 2 game winning streak. There is justice in this world.

  2. mybrunoblog - Apr 26, 2012 at 3:13 PM

    He gets his 1st hit in forever and tries to stretch in into a double? Talk about a guy pressing!

    • skeleteeth - Apr 26, 2012 at 3:27 PM

      He was trying to take advantage of Upton’s chronic laziness and may have been safe. I only saw the TB broadcast and they only showed the replay once. He also received many high-fives from teammates when he got back to the dugout so if he was “pressing” it was appreciated.

      • dodger88 - Apr 26, 2012 at 4:08 PM

        It was close. After one viewing I think he just beat the tag but the play was close enough in this situation Iit would be hard to fault the ump whichever way he called it.

        If he had been 8 for his last 21, his getting thrown out at second likely doesn’t warrant a mention.

    • cintiphil - Apr 27, 2012 at 10:39 AM

      This is probably the only weakness (or another strength) of Albert’s. He tries too much sometimes. I have seen him pull this off many times against the Reds and other teams. He is an excellent base runner, even without great speed. But alas, he does get caught some of the time. I think he is pressing too much also.

  3. sportsdrenched.com - Apr 26, 2012 at 3:13 PM

    Sir Robins minstrels are in terrible peril today.

    • angrycorgi - Apr 26, 2012 at 3:27 PM

      LOL

  4. Jonny 5 - Apr 26, 2012 at 3:36 PM

    It’s not a hit unless he’s safe. The skid still stands imo. Call me what you will but I ain’t budging. Not that anyone gives a crap what I think.

    • slopmcflop - Apr 26, 2012 at 3:42 PM

      He safely reached first, therefore it is a hit. Think of it like trying to steal second and getting thrown out, just without the pitcher getting the ball back first.

      • Jonny 5 - Apr 26, 2012 at 4:16 PM

        I REFUSE to buy into your logic no matter how right you are. It’s his fault he’s out and he doesn’t deserve to be awarded a hit. And he wasn’t stealing.

    • kopy - Apr 26, 2012 at 3:45 PM

      Maybe he just doesn’t like standing around on base. He’s going to use the tactic normally only deployed against a really drunk softball team, where you just keep running until they tag you.

      • aceshigh11 - Apr 26, 2012 at 3:58 PM

        That made me crack for some reason. Nicely done.

      • Jonny 5 - Apr 26, 2012 at 4:18 PM

        You could be right Kopy, The way he’s been playing it’s as if he practiced all winter with a drunk softball team. ;)

      • cintiphil - Apr 27, 2012 at 10:44 AM

        Johnny boy, it doesn’t matter what you think. The official score is a hit single. He was out trying to advance to second. In effect, he was trying to steal second base off the outfielder. LEARN THE GAME. It isn’t important what you THINK!

      • Jonny 5 - Apr 27, 2012 at 1:24 PM

        I know the rules Cinciphil. That doesn’t mean I have to agree with them now does it?

    • Utley's Hair - Apr 26, 2012 at 11:56 PM

      He just got tired of the view from first, so he wanted to check out what it looks like on second.

      • cintiphil - Apr 27, 2012 at 10:47 AM

        That could be the case also. However, Alwas probably trying to build a fire under his teammates. (Leading them to victory). I think one of the many reasons he was signed to such a contract was for his leadership ability. This is the way he plays the game. Don’t try to change him.

  5. proudlycanadian - Apr 26, 2012 at 4:05 PM

    Cowabunga! Allen was pinch hitting for Molina when he hit a 2 run walk off homer off Walden.

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