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VIDEO: Albert Pujols slugs 499th career home run

Apr 22, 2014, 7:51 PM EDT

Watch as Albert Pujols hits his 499th career homer Tuesday off Nationals starter Taylor Jordan:

Albert’s seven home runs this year are tied with Arizona’s Mark Trumbo for the major league lead.

The 34-year-old first baseman boasts a strong .930 OPS through 89 plate appearances this season, and he now needs just one more long ball to become the 26th member of the 500 career home run club.

  1. luz56 - Apr 22, 2014 at 7:59 PM

    Nats have talent but no leadership.. That’s what PED HGH user Williams was hired for… What a joke if a manager he is!! Congrats AP….

  2. hardballtalkusername - Apr 22, 2014 at 8:29 PM

    The much bigger news is that we have over a week of April left, and Albert has already hit 7 homers. I don’t think his average will never reach the .328 he hit with Cards, but I seem him having a good year.

    In fact, the Angels aren’t nearly as bad as most people probably assume they are based on last year’s results. Their starting pitching is much improved, and Garrett Richards looks like a potential ace down the line, however, they will obviously need Hamilton and Calhoun to get healthy, and their bullpen is terrible. If they can get healthy and a decent pen, they have a chance at one of the wild cards.

  3. roundballsquarebox24 - Apr 22, 2014 at 8:33 PM

    As I was clicking on this link I saw him hit number 500!

  4. hardballtalkusername - Apr 22, 2014 at 8:33 PM

    Make that 8 in April. Congrats Albert!!!!

  5. rbj1 - Apr 22, 2014 at 8:39 PM

    300 to go Albert.

  6. natstowngreg - Apr 22, 2014 at 8:40 PM

    Greetings from Nats Park, where we just gave Albert a standing ovation. Congrats.

  7. sabathiawouldbegoodattheeighthtoo - Apr 22, 2014 at 9:11 PM

    And 500!

  8. danagidner - Apr 22, 2014 at 11:06 PM

    Reblogged this on What happens in the shadows of a sunshine ninja, you ask? and commented:
    Way to go Pujols!

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