Sunday, June 5, 2011

Line of the Day: June 4th, 2011

1B Albert Pujols of the St. Louis Cardinals hit his second home run of the game with two outs in the bottom of the 12th inning to walk-off in a 5-4 victory over the Chicago Cubs. It was the ninth walk-off home run of his career and his 41st multi-homer game.

Line: 4 AB, 3 R, 3 H, 4 RBI; 2B, 2 HR, BB

My fantasy perspective: Pujols owners keep waiting for him to break out of what has been a funk for the game's number one player overall. I'd say a .435 BA (10/23), a .536 OBP and a 1.043 SLG over his last six games should qualify as a return to greatness. A further breakdown of his numbers show four singles, two doubles and four home runs with nine RBI, nine runs scored and two stolen bases.

Everyone can just breathe a sigh of relief that the greatest baseball player of this generation is going to be just fine in 2011 (and beyond). The question remains, though. "Where will he finish out his playing days?" Only time and dollar amounts will tell.

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