Saturday, April 22, 2006

Pujols Hits 1000...

with a HR against the hated Cubbies, and it was his 11th home run of APRIL!!!

11 HR in 16 games. At this point, more of his hits have landed outside the wall than inside. I wonder how many times that's happened to someone hitting .358 after 53 ABs. In fact, even if he went 3 for his next 7 (.428) and all stayed in, he'd still have an equal number of hits inside and outside the park after 60 ABs whilst improving his average to .366.

Of course, he's gonna start racking up the walks come mid-May or so. Still, at this pace - 1 HR per 5 ABs - and averaging 10 ABs every 3 games, he would hit SIX more HRs in APRIL!!! That's with 10% of the season in the bag.