The St. Louis Cardinals are playing against the Colorado Rockies on Thursday afternoon.
They were up 12-0 in the bottom of the seventh inning, with senior Adam Wainwright on the mound and an overall offensive phenomenon.
One of the players who contributed in the laughs was future Hall of Famer Albert Pujols.
In his final season as an active MLB player, the 42-year-old slugger hit his 690th home run.
And he did it in grand style.
Home run number 690 for Albert Pujols is oh so grand!!!
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Pujols hit his 11th home run of the season in an overtime role with the bases loaded in the third inning.
Pujols is as hot as anyone in the bigs.
After struggling for most of the season, his recent hot streak looks like his numbers are pretty respectable.
In 189 plate appearances, the multiple MVP award winner is slashing .254/.332/.476 with 34 RBI and an .808 OPS.
For a hobbyist like him, these numbers are very, very good, especially considering his age.
Star Break seems to have given it a new lease of life.
Over his last seven games, the hulking first baseman/designated hitter is slashing .500/.550/1.222 with four home runs and 10 RBI.
He’s also been hot for a while: In his last 15 contests, he’s hitting .400/.455/.850; And his slash line is .333/.384/.667 over the last 30 games.
As you can see, Pujols still has some juice left in his bat.
He seems determined to go out in style, hitting pitches as effective as MBB half his age.
Cooperstown is waiting for him when he retires, though he’s highly unlikely to hit the 10 home runs he needs to reach 700.
There’s no way he’s not a first-ballot Hall of Famer five years from now.