Last night, Albert Pujols put on one of the greatest postseason hitting displays in the history of baseball. He hit three home runs, all of them booming and spectacular.
On Sunday, he started his day like this:
That's unacceptable. That's like Marilyn Monroe sneezing with a mouthful of food. That's not Pujols. This is Pujols:
That's the kind of swing that happens before the Rapture or something, with the whole stadium getting beamed up to an astral plane. Tonight, though? Not much happening against Derek Holland, who looks like he's in a pretty good groove.
You kind of figured that after the runsplosion from last night that tonight would be a pitchers' duel just to mess with us. Mission accomplished, baseball! And through four innings, Albert Pujols has been quiet.