Ray highlights some of the top fantasy performers from Tuesday's roto action, including Albert Pujols hitting his 500th home run, and Jose Fernandez and David Price dominating.
Albert Pujols hits 500th career home run
I am beginning to think that I was totally wrong on Angels first baseman Albert Pujols this season. I ranked him as my 10th ranked fantasy first baseman in our preseason consensus rankings,...
Tom Sherrill brought no scouting reports or spray charts with him to Nationals Park for Tuesday night's Nationals-Angels game. All he had was his intuition, but that turned out to be enough to put the longtime Angels fan in position to grab Albert Pujols' milestone 500th home run.
Powered by the two gargantuan homers that put Albert Pujols in exclusive company, the Angels won their second straight game against the Nats and returned to .500 while cruising to a 7-2 victory at Nationals Park on Tuesday night.
Albert Pujols joined the rarest of clubs on Tuesday, and accomplished some unprecedented history in the process. The Angels' first baseman homered twice at Nationals Park to become the 26th member of the exclusive 500-home run club. Among those 26, he's the first to hit Nos. 499 and 500 in the same game.
Albert Pujols became the 26th member of the vaunted 500-homer club and just the eighth to reach that mark by the age of 34. So this seems as good a time as any to stop fretting about the financials and simply stand in awe at the totality of Pujols' achievements.
Albert Pujols is on the verge of history now. In the first inning of Tuesday's game against the Nationals, Pujols crushed a 1-1 changeup from right-hander Taylor Jordan well over the fence in left field for a three-run homer that gave him a team-leading seven this season, and 499 for his career. One more, and Pujols will be the 26th member of the 500-home run club.
Now that he's two homers away from 500, Albert Pujols' family will be in New York for the three-game weekend series against the Yankees. But the Angels' first baseman still has three games at Nationals Park, so Pujols' wife, Deidre, told him that if he hits No. 499, they're immediately boarding a flight for Washington, D.C.
The Los Angeles Angels are 8-9 to start the season, and will play the rubber match of a three-game set with the Detroit Tigers at 1:08pm this afternoon. The Angels will send Hector Santiago (0-2) up against Tigers righty Rick Porcello (1-1). Angels manager Mike Scioscia had a lot to say after yesterday's loss in regards to injury updates throughout the team, let's go over all four.Albert...
Drafting Albert Pujols this season required a certain amount of courage. It meant disregarding the metrics that indicated his career was on the steep decline, and disregarding the foot injury he sustained last year that ended his season prematurely and made him move like he was in slow motion. It also meant disregarding the consensus by the sports community that he may have the worst contract in this...
Albert Pujols has hit four home runs in his first 15 games this season, and he enters the Angels' nine-game, three-city road trip just four more away from being the 26th player in baseball history to amass 500 homers.
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