As one could probably imagine, Albert Pujols and the Los Angeles Angels did not split up on the best of terms last week.
According to USA Today columnist and Audacy MLB Insider Bob Nightengale, the future Hall of Famer feuded with manager Joe Maddon last Wednesday after he was informed he would not be in the starting lineup against the Rays.
As Nightengale details via two sources, Pujols was “yelling at Maddon” and told president John Carpino and GM Perry Minasian that he was neither going to retire nor ride the bench the rest of the season while ripping Maddon’s managerial skills.
Pujols was designated for assignment the next day.
The former St. Louis Cardinals third baseman and hometown hero shared a hilarious story on Twitter about a run-in he had with a Rangers fan. From the Tweet, it sounds like he's been spending some time in Texas.
He says he was on a walk when a guy drove up next to him – stopped in the middle of the road – and asked: "Hey you David Freese... you ruined my life in high school. Go Rangers!!"
Freese was pretty entertained by the encounter, saying "Texas does have its perks #11in11"
The home plate umpires strike has been about as inconsistent as I’ve seen. Many pitches out of the strike zone being called strikes and several pitches over the heart of the plate being called balls. Kim ha d several pitches that should have been strikes, that were called balls.
yes but since StL is in first place it's kinda difficult to complain too much. They have to be doing something right.Don't you love when pitchers are struggling and then face us and just seem to get their sh*t figured out. Then the next game they look like @$$ again.
It seems like it's a trend going back many years. But you are right. I shouldn't complain when in first and two pitchers with ERAs over or near 5 shut us down.yes but since StL is in first place it's kinda difficult to complain too much. They have to be doing something right.
There were a lot of players that didn't come through but Bader's base running blunder was a major reason for the loss. He was doubled off second right before the Sosa double. He would have scored and the game would not have gone to the 10th.Awfully discouraging when the Cardinals shut out the Cubs at home for 9 innings and still manage to lose the game.
Giolito has struggled a little bit because I think he is trying to do too much. He seems to be over throwing at times and gets himself in trouble. He can be gotten to this year but if he starts out real hot, watch out. I feel like we see a crazy good pitching matchup with both guys trying to one up the other. Who gets into the other teams bullpen, I think we determine this game."How do you Cards fans feel about last night?"
"If they dont hit home runs, they don't score runs."
I dont know how to quote multiple people on here anymore. So that's my best attempt. Right now we don't have faith in our team scoring runs unless we hit a homer. No one can come through with base hits when runners are in scoring position. And tonight I have no faith either. Flaherty is 8-0 and gets more than 5 runs of support a game, but tonight we will be facing a young stud. I expect us to lose like 3-0.
I didn't watch the whole game. But from what I saw, Lynn pitched a heck of a game. Facing St Lou for the 1st time since they let him go, he had every reason to go for it. I would have scored the first base hit an error on Anderson.Especially when a no hitter was on the line. I have a feeling if that had been the only "hit" the official scorer would have found an excuse to change his ruling after the game.How do you Cards fans feel about last night? (Not coming on here to gloat just wanted a different perspective) Tonight should be a real good one.