Wednesday, April 9, 2008

two more comments on last night

I almost didn't believe my ears last night when Al mentioned that Pujols only has 1 RBI in the first 8 games of 2008, 'cause that can't be true, can it? 

Albert Pujols? 

Well, prepare yourselves, it's true. Game 2 against Colorado, the big guy drove in Schumaker with a single past third in the 8th inning. (cue the chirping crickets...) 

This does not mean that I have any doubt he'll get his usual 100 by the end of the season, I just thought it was surprising and worth mentioning. And possibly a sad commentary on how often the #1 and 2 batters are getting on base. 

Joel Piñeiro pitched well for AAA last night. He went for 6 innings and ended up with 78 pitches, 57 of them for strikes. That's encouraging. We'll find out on Sunday if Tony and Dave agree.