In a new piece of news, Cardinals slugger Albert Pujols stood in center field surrounded by a trio of young Cubs players Christopher Morrell, Nelson Velázquez and Franmil Reyes. He is one of the nicest people in the Dominican.
Dominican ballplayer Morrell told the Sun-Times of his pregame talk this week that the time to say hello is super-special for me.
Pujols’ farewell tour and a quest for 700 career home runs converged at Wrigley Field during the five-match series between the Cubs and the Cardinals this week as he entered homer number 693 in the first match of the series on Monday.
His influence was also on display during a career spanning 22 years between the home countdown and Pujol’s final journey as a player. Said Cubs outfielder Rafael Ortega, who overlapped with Pujols at Angels in 2016.
Outfielder Ian Happ saw the gravitational pull of Pujols for the first time on the court during this year’s home run derby.
Hap said it was great to see how much fun he was having and for someone who has gotten so much into the game and played with so many people, it seemed like he was really into it. was experiencing, it felt as if he was enjoying every moment.
Ortega said it didn’t matter that 11-time All-Star Pujol had been immersed in such moments before. Because it’s a tough game and you’re going to have some bad times.
As the final season of his career draws to a close, Pujols is playing like literally none, scoring last week’s Co-National League Player of the Week with three homers and seven RBIs to go 8-for-13.
He came to swing and gave away the only run of the game on Monday. The pitch he struck was a sinker at eye level that was safely out of the strike zone. Left-handed batsman Drew Smiley said after the game.
maybe a little to jam him up and i was thinking just change his eye level and don’t let him hit Morrell was impressed he said it’s unbelievable it’s a lefty guy and he made good contact from left field done and made a home? Hence his nickname ‘The Machine’.
Pujols’ homer was his first match against Monday Smiley, with this he tied Barry Bonds’ record with homers against 449 pitchers, Albert Pujols Smiley said he was the goat he was one of the greatest of all time.
With two games left in the series and almost six weeks left in the regular season, Pujols is seven homers away from the 700. Morell told Pujols on Monday that he hopes to reach the milestone before retiring.
Happ, who reached 100 career homers on Sunday, thought for a few moments what that would mean, a hard number to fathom, he said.