|Pujols Back To Old Self|
ANAHEIM -- If anyone thought Albert Pujols was going to vaporize into thin air, they didn't watch his career with the Cardinals. At the end of April -- his first month with the Angels -- Albert had zero homers and four RBIs.
He was adjusting to a new team, a new league and a new town. And it showed.
"Well, I knew it was going to take a couple of months for me to get used to all this," Pujols said on Tuesday night after his two-run homer powered the Angels to a 5-1 victory over the Yankees. "Still, it's a long season and I've got to continue to do what it takes for us to win."
That time for Pujols to be comfortable in his new environment seems to be now. May has been a different story and the right-handed power hitter who was paid $240 million over 10 years as a free agent is certainly sad to see it end.
Including the homer he crushed off Andy Pettitte into the left-field bullpen at Angel Stadium on Tuesday night, Pujols has eight homers and 24 RBIs in the last 29 days. Five of those homers were hit in the last eight games. It's no coincidence that the Angels have won all eight. If that's not vintage Pujols then it's hard to say what is.