Albert Pujols
1B/DH LAA
2 weeks ago

Pujols is not in the lineup Saturday against Cleveland, Jeff Fletcher of the Orange County Register reports.

EDGE Analysis

It looks like nothing more than a routine day off for Pujols, as the Angels will go with Mike Trout as the DH while newly recalled Nick Buss starts in center field.

Albert Pujols
1B/DH LAA
3 weeks ago

Pujols went 3-for-5 with a walk-off home run in Wednesday's 8-6 victory against Oakland.

EDGE Analysis

His 12th career walk-off home run gave Pujols 21 bombs on the year, and it also puts the veteran slugger just one shy of Jim Thome's MLB record for game-winners. The two-run finisher pushed Pujols' RBI total up to 84 on the season, good for third-best in the majors. The Ageless Wonder is on pace to blast 30-plus home runs while tallying 125-plus RBI for the fifth time in his 16-year career.

Albert Pujols
1B/DH LAA
3 weeks ago

Pujols went 2-for-4 with a home run Saturday against the Red Sox.

EDGE Analysis

After he started the season batting .185 in his first 33 games, the 36-year-old Pujols seems to have found his stroke. He has 20 RBI in his last 13 games, 30 for the month of July and 80 on the season. Saturday marked his 20th home run of the year.

Albert Pujols
1B/DH LAA
1 month ago

Pujols knocked in four runs as part of a 3-for-5 game in Monday's win over the Royals.

EDGE Analysis

Pujols's power stroke has yet to show up like it has throughout his career, and Monday's performance didn't change that -- all three hits were singles, and his slugging percentage sits at a mere .438. But at least he's driving in runs. Pujols now has four games this month with at least four RBI, and he now has 26 RBI in just 20 games in July. With 76 RBI already, he should have little trouble completing his 13th season with 100 RBI.

Albert Pujols
1B/DH LAA
1 month ago

Pujols hit a pair of homers and knocked in six runs in a 3-for-3 game Tuesday in a win over the Rangers.

EDGE Analysis

Pujols is on an absolute tear, with four home runs over his past three games. He also now has three games with four RBI or more this month. His current .447 slugging percentage would still be the worst mark of his illustrious career, but he's starting to show that old pop hasn't completely left his bat yet.

Albert Pujols
1B/DH LAA
1 month ago

Pujols went 2-for-4 with two homers, a walk, two runs and four RBI Sunday against the White Sox.

EDGE Analysis

Both of Pujols' bombs came with a man on base, and after hitting his second round-tripper of the contest, the Angels were leading 4-1 in a game they'd win easily. He now has just three homers since June 26, and he's slugging .429 on the season.

Albert Pujols
1B/DH LAA
2 months ago

Pujols went 2-for-5 with a homer, a double and five RBI in a 21-run drubbing of the Red Sox on Saturday.

EDGE Analysis

Pujols got the scoring started with a two-run shot off Clay Buchholz in the first inning, and added a two-run double off Pat Light in the seventh. The aging slugger appears to be picking up steam heading into the All-Star break, having notched 14 hits (including three doubles and three homers) in his last eight games. He is on pace to finish the year with 30 home runs and 110 RBI.

Albert Pujols
1B/DH LAA
2 months ago

Pujols went 1-for-5 with a two-run home run in a loss to the Athletics on Friday.

EDGE Analysis

Pujols owners likely came into the season willing to sacrifice batting average for home runs, but they likely weren't expecting a slugging percentage below .400 towards the end of June. The 37-year-old is still on pace for 28 homers and 103 RBI, and While those numbers have their place on most rosters, the lack of production in nearly every other category makes Pujols a tough own outside outside of deep leagues.

Albert Pujols
1B/DH LAA
2 months ago

Pujols (hamstring) is back in the lineup for Thursday's game against the A's.

EDGE Analysis

Hamstring and ankle injuries kept Pujols out of the lineup for the last two games, but the veteran slugger is now healthy enough to at least stand in for at-bats as he'll serve as the DH on Thursday. Pujols will hit fourth in the order against Kendall Graveman, a pitcher he's gone 5-for-10 lifetime against with a home run and two RBI.

Albert Pujols
1B/DH LAA
2 months ago

Pujols (hamstring) is out of the lineup for the second straight day Wednesday, Jeff Fletcher of the Orange County Register reports.

EDGE Analysis

The veteran slugger is battling through some lingering hamstring and ankle soreness, and although he got the day off Tuesday, manager Mike Scioscia has opted to give him another day of rest. C.J. Cron will take over at first base while Mike Trout fills in at DH for Wednesday's game against the Astros. Pujols' next chance to return to the lineup will come Thursday when the Angels open a series against the A's.