Turn away Cardinals fans, the old Pujols is back!
The Angels fell just short of their ninth straight win, and a series sweep of the Yankees, on Wednesday night as Pujols went 2 for 4 with a pair of singles. This came on the heels of the team’s longest winning streak of the season. After the nine game stretch, the Los Angeles Angels are now an even 26-26, including an 18-11 record to close out May.
Much of the Angels’ success can be accredited to the great performance Albert Pujols. After a forty game slump, the slugger appears to be back in regular form. Over his last ten games he has hit .375 with 5 home runs and 15 RBIs.
But, of course, the stats are everywhere and I’m sure you’ve been hearing about Pujols’ breakout on ESPN for the past week. So what does this mean for Pujols and the Angels this season?
While many critics were saying that Pujols is aging or headed on a downward spiral after his rough start to the season, his performance in May has shown them otherwise. He has faced slumps before, while none nearly this big, and has emerged each time with a blitz of offensive production. For eleven years, Albert Pujols made the St. Louis Cardinals a winning team and it appears that he will do no differently for the Angels.
With 110 games left to go for Los Angeles, anything can happen. However it looks like Los Angeles baseball fans can start cheering for Albert Pujols.