Shhhh … Albert Can Be Human
Pujols went 1-for-3 with one RBI in the Phillies’ 7-2 victory over St. Louis today at Citizens Bank Park. He hit .250 (4-for-16) with one RBI in the four-game series, but is hitting just .193 (11-for-57) with one homer and four RBIs in his last 15 games against the Phillies, dating to 2008. St. Louis is 4-11 against the Phillies in that span.
“I don’t even want to talk about that,” Charlie Manuel said. “I remember two years ago, in St. Louis, you were talking about how great our offense was. You said, ‘You’re on pace to score 1,000 or 1,100 runs.’ And I told you that night to be quiet. We went out that night to score 20 runs and then we had trouble scoring one run for about a week to 10 days. And then we went about two weeks before we started getting on track.
“I don’t want to talk about Pujols’ hitting. He’s going to hit enough.”
Phillies pitchers are 6-2 with a 3.36 ERA in their last eight games. The offense also has found some normalcy, averaging 5.6 runs per game with an .819 on-base-plus-slugging percentage.