It didn’t start off great, but since the beginning of July, Pujols has been red-hot.
Nobody would have expected it, but Pujols ultimately reached 700 home runs.
But there’s just something magical about him being back in St. Louis, something that seems to have rejuvenated the former MVP.
He just belongs in St. Louis.
One stat may prove just why Pujols truly belongs with the Cardinals.
He posted an .895 OPS this year, which is his worst as a Cardinal, but is better than any of his seasons with the Los Angeles Angels.
Albert Pujols has an .895 OPS this season. It's his worst as a Cardinal and better than any season he spent with the Angels. 🤯 pic.twitter.com/WprbA40qoL
— Codify (@CodifyBaseball) October 5, 2022
No Place Like Home
It’s like being back in St. Louis brought out the best in Pujols.
People weren’t sure if he would be anything more than an inspirational lift for the Cardinals.
But here he is, hitting like he used to, crushing everything thrown his way and becoming that feared presence in the Cards lineup that he once was in his prime.
They always say, there’s no place like home, and St. Louis is home for The Machine.
Now, he’ll have one more opportunity to create some magical moments in the postseason and give Cardinals fans yet another blast from the past.
Sure, his OPS this year may be his worst as a Cardinal, but it shows how much he belongs in Cardinal Nation and why the fans love him so much.