Pujols knocked in four runs as part of a 3-for-5 game in Monday's win over the Royals. Pujols's power stroke has yet to show up like it has throughout his career, and Monday's performance didn't change that -- all three hits were singles, and his slugging percentage sits at a mere .438. But at least he's driving in runs. Pujols now has four games this month with at least four RBI, and he now has 26 RBI in just 20 games in July. With 76 RBI already, he should have little trouble completing his 13th season with 100 RBI.
Pujols hit a pair of homers and knocked in six runs in a 3-for-3 game Tuesday in a win over the Rangers. Pujols is on an absolute tear, with four home runs over his past three games. He also now has three games with four RBI or more this month. His current .447 slugging percentage would still be the worst mark of his illustrious career, but he's starting to show that old pop hasn't completely left his bat yet.
Pujols went 2-for-4 with two homers, a walk, two runs and four RBI Sunday against the White Sox. Both of Pujols' bombs came with a man on base, and after hitting his second round-tripper of the contest, the Angels were leading 4-1 in a game they'd win easily. He now has just three homers since June 26, and he's slugging .429 on the season.
Pujols went 2-for-5 with a homer, a double and five RBI in a 21-run drubbing of the Red Sox on Saturday. Pujols got the scoring started with a two-run shot off Clay Buchholz in the first inning, and added a two-run double off Pat Light in the seventh. The aging slugger appears to be picking up steam heading into the All-Star break, having notched 14 hits (including three doubles and three homers) in his last eight games. He is on pace to finish the year with 30 home runs and 110 RBI.
Pujols went 1-for-5 with a two-run home run in a loss to the Athletics on Friday. Pujols owners likely came into the season willing to sacrifice batting average for home runs, but they likely weren't expecting a slugging percentage below .400 towards the end of June. The 37-year-old is still on pace for 28 homers and 103 RBI, and While those numbers have their place on most rosters, the lack of production in nearly every other category makes Pujols a tough own outside outside of deep leagues.