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Pujols' 3 HRs make statement in Cardinals rout

Posted on: October 23, 2011 12:11 am
 
ARLINGTON, Texas -- Let's get a couple of things clear about Albert Pujols.

Whether or not he likes microphones, he does like big stages. Whether or not he likes to talk, his bat makes plenty of noise.

And whether or not you believe he's a leader, you'd better believe that he's capable of leading the Cardinals (and maybe some other team, too) to a championship.

Two days after his clubhouse disappearing act after Game 2, Pujols went back to making baseballs disappear in Game 3. He reminded us what he does so well, and it's not talking.

He homered once. He homered twice. And then, just in case you didn't get the point, he homered again.

He had arguably the best offensive night in World Series history, with a World Series-record 14 total bases.

Three home runs, making Pujols just the third player ever with three homers in a World Series game (joining Babe Ruth, who did it twice, and Reggie Jackson, who did it once). Three home runs, giving Pujols' Cardinals a 16-7 win and a two games to one lead over the Rangers in this World Series.

Yes, three home runs. Any questions?

Pujols hit his first two home runs in back-to-back innings, and he became the first player in World Series history with hits in four straight innings. His sixth-inning home run turned an 8-6 Cardinals lead into 11-6, and his homer in the seventh made it 14-6.

His ninth-inning home run made it 16-7, and made it perfectly clear that this game was all about him.

As if it wasn't, already.

Pujols' first home run went off the facing of the club level high above left field. His second home run went deep into the seats in center field.

Both were estimated at greater than 400 feet, and the first would have gone much, much farther if the upper deck didn’t get in the way.

The second home run also made this the highest-scoring game in Cardinals postseason history.

And that's quite a history. This is the Cardinals' 24th trip to the postseason, and this was their 200th postseason game.

They'd never scored like this. Of course, they'd never played a postseason game in Rangers Ballpark before.

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Since: Jan 2, 2010
Posted on: October 23, 2011 4:08 am
 

Pujols' 3 HRs make statement in Cardinals rout

I have my doubts weather Albert was on the juice or not but Its fitting he would hit 3 Hrs in a WS game of. ALL the players in the MLB Albert would do it here. It's really hard to hate on the guy. It seems like he has been good forever which is why i doubt he ever cheated. A lengendary night for Burt, but if the cards take this series tonight will live on forever like Reggies did that night so many years ago.

If your texas ur thinking " here we go again" the series was susposed to turn here for the rangers but now if they win this thing they'll have to close it out in STL. Crazy, that this is a team that if the philles Don't beat ATL, doesnt get in, and now they are 2 wins away from the whole dam thing. I remember looking at this  site base ball that gave the Rays and Cards A  2.5% chance of getting in the playoffs with 10 games to go. Just crazy they made it , and even crazier one of them is in position to take the WS. gotta love sports!!!!!


brian8ball
Since: Aug 3, 2011
Posted on: October 23, 2011 3:13 am
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Since: Sep 2, 2006
Posted on: October 23, 2011 2:55 am
 

Pujols' 3 HRs make statement in Cardinals rout

PooHoles!!!! He's a Manimal. He's 35...but he's a Manimal.


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Posted on: October 23, 2011 2:46 am
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Since: Nov 4, 2008
Posted on: October 23, 2011 2:41 am
 

Pujols' 3 HRs make statement in Cardinals rout

Albert Pujols certainly isn't going to win any personality awards, but I'm curious - who you think has been better player this generation?  Also wondering why you think this is this a "Lame Series" ? Because your Sox aren't in them ? ..The Yankees ? I'm not a fan of either team still playing, but I think it's a pretty entertaining matchup.


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Since: Aug 3, 2011
Posted on: October 23, 2011 2:39 am
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Since: Oct 19, 2011
Posted on: October 23, 2011 2:03 am
 

Pujols' 3 HRs make statement in Cardinals rout

Pujols is a great player , but he is NOT the best player of his generation and you can ask the 5 or 10 people outside of st.louis and Dallas who actually are watching this Lame Series



Since: Sep 17, 2007
Posted on: October 23, 2011 1:51 am
 

Pujols' 3 HRs make statement in Cardinals rout

I'd like to see his numbers without PED's, too, but that ain't gonna happen.
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