Posts Tagged ‘Albert Pujols’

Rangers’ Pitching Meltdown

October 23, 2011

Game three of the World Series ended with the Cardinals up two games to one. The Rangers, who had the home field advantage, seemed to struggle throughout the game. Rather than complaining over the blown call in the third inning (yes, yes, we know), the Rangers should examine how they really lost the game: poor pitching and Albert Pujols’ bat, to name a few.  The Cardinals demolished the Rangers’ pitching for 11 runs and nine hits during the fourth, fifth, and sixth innings. Albert Pujols hit not one, but three home runs during the game. Although the Rangers are only down by one game, statistics suggest that the Rangers have struggled against the Cardinals during the entire series. For example, the Rangers have led in only one of 27 innings. Tonight, game four continues in Texas with Derek Holland pitching. Take a look at his stats for the season. Do you think he can save the ball club from defeat?

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Will Albert Pujols Reach .300/30/100 This Year?

September 28, 2011

With St. Louis tied for the NL Wild Card, tonight could very easily be Albert Pujols last game in a Cardinals uniform. For the past 10 seasons Pujols has finished the regular season with a .300 batting average, 30 Home Runs and 100 RBIs. Pujols’ incredible streak is in as much jeopardy as the Cardinals playoff chances as “The Machine” currently has 98 RBIs and his batting average sits at exactly .300. Pujols and the Cardinals final game of the 162 game schedule is against the Astros. Pujols is 15 for 57 (.263) with seven RBIs in 14 games against Houston this season. Can Pujols knock in two Runs tonight and keep his batting average above .300, to yet again reach this amazing benchmark?

Summary: Click here for some guesses for how many RBIs Albert Pujols will hit tonight.

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Red Birds Rolling with Pujols Power

September 20, 2011

The St. Louis Cardinals are in the midst of stupendous September surge, gaining substantial ground on the recently seemingly unattainable Wild Card. Since August 30th, the Cardinals have gone 14-5 and won an incredible 11 out of 14 games against the Brewers, Braves, and Phillies, the elite of the National League. One of the Cardinals’ catalysts has been the resurgence of All-Star slugger, Albert Pujols. In September, Pujols is bating .394 with 17 RBIs and an OPS of 1.094. Pujols has raised his season batting average to .299 and with his 96 RBIs and 36 Home Runs he is close to achieving the .300 batting average, 30 Home Runs and 100 RBIs benchmark for the 11th season in a row. Only Babe Ruth has more (12) .300/30/100 seasons. The Babe played in the Majors for 22 season, while this is Pujols’ 11th!Check out Pujols’ Suburb September.

Runs Scored (Blue), RBIs (Orange) & Total Bases (Green)

Pujols’ contract is up at the end of the season and his future in St. Louis is up in the air. Will Pujols’ herculean late-season effort propel the Red Birds pasts the Braves and treat the Cardinal faithful to a possibly final Pujols playoff run?

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Cardinals K.O.’D?

August 30, 2011

10.5 games behind the first place Milwaukee Brewers, the 2011 St. Louis Cardinals are down for the count.  Milwaukee looks to cap their best month in franchise history (21-5 in August) by permanently sending the Cardinals to their corner.  While the Brewers are 8-4 against the Cardinals this season, the Cardinals big bats of Pujols, Berkman and Halliday have out preformed the Milwaukee trio of Fielder, Braun and Weeks.

RBIs (Blue) & HRs (Orange)

The Brewers will have the advantage on the mound tonight as Milwaukee’s Shawn Marcum (11-4, 3.38 ERA) will face St. Louis’ Edwin Jackson( 10-9, 3.94 ERA).  Check out their 2011 numbers.

ERs Allowed (Blue), Strikeouts (Orange) & Walks (Green)

Can the Cardinals get off the ropes or will the Brewers all but clinch their first ever NL Central Pennant?

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How Many Home Runs will Albert Pujols Hit from August 29 to September 4?

August 22, 2011

HOME RUNS PER WEEK

STEP 1: Let’s look at the number of Home Runs that Albert Pujols has hit every week this season up to August 19. Home Runs are the orange bars.



Is the overall trend for the number of Home Runs on the rise? The trend is the blue line. His overall average is 1.5 Home Runs per week. Based on 30 Home Runs in 111 games, his average per game is 0.27.

ST. LOUIS’ SCHEDULE

STEP 2: What teams will St. Louis be facing in the week of August 29 to September 4? Are they home or away games? We’ll use this information later on.


HOME RUNS AGAINST OPPONENTS

STEP 3: How did Albert Pujols do for Home Runs against each of the teams he faced? How did he do against the teams he will face in August 29 to September 4?



(Up to August 19)

In 10 games against Milwaukee he had 3 Home Runs for an average of 0.30 per game.
In 12 games against Cincinnati he had 1 Home Run for an average of 0.08 per game.

HOME RUNS IN HOME VS. AWAY GAMES

STEP 4: If we break down Home Runs by home vs. away games, is there a noticeable difference?



In 51 home games, Albert Pujols hit 15 Home Runs for an average of 0.29 Home Runs per game.
In 60 away games, Albert Pujols hit 15 Home Runs for an average of 0.25 Home Runs per game.

Summary: Click here for some guesses for Home Runs for Albert Pujols in August 29 to September 4

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Mr. Pujols

August 20, 2011

Albert Pujols of the St. Louis Cardinals has reached 30 home runs for the 11th straight baseball season. Although his batting numbers are not as impressive as they have been in previous seasons, he continues to dominate the league offensively. Check out some of Pujols’ offensive stats this season.

What do you think of Pujols’ offensive numbers this season?

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Getting Closer to 3,000

July 30, 2011

Albert Pujols hit his 2,000th career hit during last night’s game against the Cubbies. Pujol is ranked 263rd overall in the major league hit list and is the fifth player from the Cardinals to reach the 2,000 milestone. It took him 1,650 games to reach 2,000 hits, which makes him the 12th-quickest player to reach the milestone. Take a closer look at Pujols’ offensive numbers below.

How long do you think until Pujols joins the 3,000 hit club?

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