Pujols has had a remarkable resurgence this season as he has put on the Birds on the Bat again. Getting back to where things began has been a boost to not only him, but to the team. And it is wonderful to see.
He is beloved around baseball as evidenced by this warm reception from the crowd at Rogers Centre.
In the third inning of Tuesday’s game, Pujols knocked a singled to right field to score Tommy Edman.
Tuesday’s game was Pujols 3,027th career game, passing Stan Musial & Eddie Murray for sixth all-time in MLB history. Amazing.
And then this happened on Wednesday:
Pujols made some history Wednesday night as he hit knocked the 686th home run of his legendary career. The beautiful three-run shot came on a fly to left center field off Trevor Richards, scoring Andrew Knizner and Tyler O’Neill. The blast traveled 439 feet at 108 mph.
Pujols still has it!
Other milestones reached on Wendesday include his career 2,110th hit with the Cardinals. He is now tied with Rogers Hornsby for fourth most in team history.