By William Sanchez
In the top of the sixth inning of Game 3 of the Padres-Cardinals series, all the Petco Park fans stood stunned by Pujols’ hit, Adrian Morejon’s 95-mph fastball to upper left. Dominican; Everyone jumped to their feet imagining they had seen Albert’s 699, but no, to everyone’s chagrin the ball was caught by Jurickson Proffer in the defense court.
Albert Pujols is living through his last campaign of his career, reaching 700 home runs, and one last World Series ring with the St. Louis Cardinals, his home for most of his career.
The Stars join the future Dominican Hall of Fame as they return to the club as they battle for the playoffs, with only 3 players reaching the home run tally and coming up on the last flight with their beloved Cardinals.
San Luis leads the Central Division and has yet to secure the pennant, but has a significant home advantage to start the postseason. Pujols has already reached World Series glory with the Cardinals in 2006 and 2011.
Will the house run longing for so much? Let us believe so!