Another day, another home run for Albert Pujols.
Last night, Pujols continued his hot streak, hitting home run No. 693 of his career and helping lead the St. Louis Cardinals to their eighth consecutive win.
Since July began, Pujols has turned back the clock to his prime days, when he could put home runs in the seats like nobody’s business.
He’s hitting .277 and is up to 14 home runs on the season.
But Pujols’ home run was more than just yet another historic blast last night.
It proved to be the difference as the Cardinals held on for 1-0 victory and stayed five games ahead of the Milwaukee Brewers in the NL Central.
No. 693 for The Machine! pic.twitter.com/lML3bMFgxY
— MLB (@MLB) August 23, 2022
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That home run was more than enough for Jordan Montgomery to pitch the game of his life, as he one-hit the Cubs and went the distance.
Pujols has proven that he still has what it takes to be successful in the Major Leagues, even with his career in the home stretch.
Along with his teammate Paul Goldschmidt, Pujols is one of the hottest hitters on the planet right now.
His home run ultimately won the game and was enough for Montgomery to finish off the Cubs.
It seems like as each day passes, more home runs are hit by Pujols, who now needs just seven more to reach that 700 mark.
Over a month ago, it seemed like a far cry that Pujols would even come close to 700.
Now, he’s inching ever closer to that mark.
It seems like just a formality now.
Pujols is red-hot and coming through in the clutch like he did in his prime.
We’ll see if he can stay hot and reach 700 homers by the end of the season.