Sunday, June 4, 2017

Pic of the Week

Former Twin Ben Revere jumps for joy as Albert Pujols
heads toward first base after hitting his 600th career homer.

This is the second time this year I've used a photo of Albert Pujols as the Pic of the Week, The first time I commented on his inflated RBI numbers a couple weeks into the season.

Pujol's RBI numbers are still big. His grand slam Saturday night off the Twins' Ervin Santana -- career homer No. 600, a stupendous achievement -- gave him 42 RBIs on the season in 51 games.

He's hitting better with men on base now than he was in April, but not so well that you'd expect him to get 120 or so ribbies. Pujols is still having the least productive season at the plate of his magnificent career.

He's compiling the RBIs anyway because almost half his plate appearances come with men on base.

And that is largely the result of hitting behind Mike Trout.

Not that Trout, sidelined by thumb surgery, had anything to do with Saturday's RBIs.

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