Man, Albert Pujols was a freakin’ wood-wielding demon tonight in Toronto; a burly and much-needed reminder of just how potent his brand of Old Man Power can be at times. As we’ve stated recently here at Halos Heaven, Albert Pujols is better than you think he is this season, and gems like this one are the proof in the Pujols pudding.
Here was his night, as the numbers would tell it:
4-4, 2B, HR, 1 R, 3 RBI
Yes, Albert opened up a can of whoop ass on Toronto and made it his mission to put an exclamation mark on the night’s Halos victory. Those three RBIs, by the way, give Pujols 99 for the season, putting him 3rd in that category in all of MLB, behind only Edwin Encarnacion and Nolan Arenado.
The best part of Albert’s studly Wednesday was his first inning homer, which came right after a solo Mike Trout bomb. It served as the 30th time that the two destroyer of baseballs went back-to-back, but even better, it was #584 for The Machine.
Yep, it wasn’t just a home run; it was a pretty neat career milestone. #584 put Pujols in sole possession of the No.10 spot on the all time home run leader board. That means he’s just leapfrogged Mark McGwire, and he’s still got the next nine home run legends in his crosshairs.