I don’t know who is to blame for this. The thin air? Nolan Arenado? One of the guys on the Cardinals? No one is talking.
All I know is that someone his a moon shot at Coors Field during batting practice last night and deprived the good people sitting in the outfield of some tasty burgers.
In other news, this was the “Helton Burger Shack.” I love ballpark concessions named after former players. They should open one named after David Neid. Maybe a bakery or something for some sort of punny name? Eh, I’ll work on it.
ANAHEIM, Calif. — Los Angeles Angels slugger Albert Pujols passed Willie Mays for fifth place on the career home run list, hitting No. 661 on Friday night against Texas.
The 40-year-old Pujols connected for a solo homer with two outs in the fifth inning. He sent Wes Benjamin‘s fastball on a 1-2 count over the wall in left field.
Pujols has hit five homers this season. He tied Mays last Sunday at Colorado.
It is only Pujols’ second home run since Aug. 4. He now trails only Barry Bonds (762), Hank Aaron (755), Babe Ruth (714) and Alex Rodriguez (696).
Pujols has one more season left on his contract with the Angels after this year.
Benjamin was the 428th different pitcher Pujols homered against in his career. Only Bonds has homered against more pitchers (449).