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Post archive for ‘Albert Pujols’

Cardinals hit by pitch overreaction… or is it?

Another data point regarding Pittsburgh closer Matt Capps’ history changes one man’s opinion of Albert Pujols’ plunking on Sunday

Pujols: 100 is a serious number

On Saturday, Albert Pujols drove in his 100th run of the season, again.

Pujols: Extra bases in bunches

Albert Pujols has two games with multiple extra-base hits this week, something he has done with great frequency

Pujols moves up on list of Cards last at-bat winning hits

Albert Pujols’ last at-bat game-winning hit on Wednesday was the 28th of his career

Pujols’ 2009 multi-homer games approach Big Mac land

With two more multiple home run games, Albert Pujols would tie Mark McGwire for the most in a Cardinals season

“The Heart and Soul of St. Louis Cardinals Baseball”

Hall of Famer Stan Musial made a rare appearance at Tuesday’s MLB All-Star Game.

Pujols’ Home Run Derby flop

Albert Pujols stubbed his toe in Monday evening’s MLB Home Run Derby. I think I know why.

Pujols’ Friday Rarity

Among Albert Pujols’ feats against Chicago on Friday were a home run and one of the rarest offensive plays, a triple.

Pujols does it for the 15th time: five RBI

Albert Pujols put the St. Louis Cardinals on his back again on Friday night in Cincinnati.

Pujols’ Saturday Duos

Albert Pujols hit two home runs and was also walked twice as the Cards thumped the Twins at Busch.

“The Cardinal Nation” blog Sunday on KSDK Channel 5

This blog will be a part of a Albert Pujols segment on Channel 5 this Sunday.

The Cardinals organization roster matrix: Short-season update

The St. Louis Cardinals system rosters are refreshed to reflect the three US-based short-season clubs: Batavia, Johnson City and the Gulf Coast League Cardinals.

Don’t pitch to Pujols – especially with the bases loaded

St. Louis Cardinals first baseman Albert Pujols is even more deadly at the plate with the sacks jammed.

Cardinals weekend hitting feats

Albert Pujols led the way in the St. Louis Cardinals’ weekend sweep of Kansas City.

Pujols extends Cards two-RBI game lead

Albert Pujols has 285 two-or-more RBI games this decade, the most by any Cardinal.

Pujols: one-man home run band

Albert Pujols tied the second-longest home run streak for the St. Louis Cardinals since 1954 until broken on Tuesday.

Pujols approaching Cards consecutive home run mark

On Saturday, Albert Pujols slammed consecutive home runs for his 27th time as a Cardinal.

Pujols the on-base machine: part two

Albert Pujols’ rate of reaching base is approaching historic proportions.

Pujols the on-base machine

Even as the rest of the St. Louis Cardinals’ offense sputters, Albert Pujols keeps getting on base – one way or another.

Cardinals Minor Matters: June 2

A collection of recent St. Louis Cardinals-related links of interest with a little commentary mixed in.

The Pujols “convenience fee”?

What if the St. Louis Cardinals asked fans to cover part of the cost of keeping Albert Pujols under contract?

Los cincos de los Cardenales de San Luis

On Cinco de Mayo, a quick run through some of the players who have worn the number “5” for the St. Louis Cardinals over the years.

Cardinals Washington Whispers – 05/01/09

What is being discussed as the Cardinals prepared to take on the Nationals in game two of their weekend series.

A Decade of Cardinals Grannies

Putting Albert Pujols’ Saturday grand slam into historical context.

All about Albert

Stop for a few moments and appreciate the greatness of Albert Pujols.

Mudslingers again take aim at Pujols

St. Louis Cardinals first baseman Albert Pujols is unquestionably the top name in baseball still untainted by proof of steroids use. That just makes him a bigger target for unsubstantiated allegations.

Pujols’ non-comments on A-Rod include Cardinals relief

Albert Pujols wisely dodged making direct comments on the Alex Rodriguez steroids scandal, yet his relief about his own team seems very limited in focus.

Cardinals minor matters – February 11

St. Louis Cardinals news include three former hurlers finding new homes, three additional spring training invites and more.

Going beyond three years just feels wrong

The St. Louis Cardinals may have some good reasons to be nervous about going beyond three years on player contracts.

Cardinals minor matters – January 30

Continuing a semi-regular series of quick hits on and links to recent St. Louis Cardinals baseball news on the ‘net.

Pujols recovery tangles WBC participation

An initial report from Colombia, referenced from the Dominican, includes Albert Pujols among six players that may be out of the World Baseball Classic. The player later confirmed the report, citing insurance liability issues.

Top 20 Cardinals Stories of 2008: #1-5

Brian Walton’s look back at the biggest stories across the St. Louis Cardinal Nation during 2008 continues with the top five.

Teixeira Signing Helps Cardinals with Pujols?

Mark Teixeira’s signing with the New York Yankees means the biggest spending club in baseball is set at first base for the next eight seasons. Albert Pujols is tied to the St. Louis Cardinals for only the next three.

Odalis Perez: Better off with the Enemy

The St. Louis Cardinals would be better off if free agent left-hander Odalis Perez lands in the National League Central – with one of their competitors!

WBC: See Pujols an Extra Time this Spring

Albert Pujols and the Dominican Republic World Baseball Classic team will train near the St. Louis Cardinals in Jupiter, Florida and will play each other in a March 5 exhibition.