The Machine, or El Hombre, as his friends like to call him, hit his 3rd Home Run of the Spring on Friday. Pujols is dispelling any rumors about his age or health being a factor. Dude can still ball and the Cardinals are going to regret letting him get away.
And just what the rest of MLB needs, another top notch, ace like pitcher for the Angels. Garrett Richards, the club’s top pitching prospect, is now 3-0 with an ERA of 2.00 in the Cactus League. Friday he went 4 shutout innings, striking out 6. Hmm, so let’s see, Jered Weaver, Dan Haren, C.J. Wilson, Ervin Santana, Garrett Richards. No thank you. I’d rather not have to face any of them.
Speaking of face, as in taking ground balls off of the face, can we all just admit the whole Mark Trumbo at 3rd base experiment is not going to work? And speaking of not working, Mike Trout anyone? Anyone? No? Yeah, I didn’t think so. God forbid he play. Not like anyone would want to see a top 5 prospect get on the field. Yes, that’s sarcasm. And yes I’m laying it on pretty thick.