Pujols doubled, homered and drove in four runs, giving him four extra-base hits and seven RBIs in three games, to help lead the Cardinals to an 8-2 win over the Giants at AT&T Park on Friday night.
After going the season’s first eight games with no home runs, two doubles and one RBI, it’s taken Pujols just three days to get right back on track.
Twice, Pujols came to bat against Zito with two outs and a runner on base. Both times Zito threw a pitch over the plate, and both times Pujols made Zito pay for it. I said it yesterday during my afternoon sports report, Zito is the most overrated left handed pitcher. He’s been a bust for SF since signing that huge contract.
The Giants also let Cardinal starter Kyle Lohse (2-0) off the hook. They had two runners thrown out at home plate in the fourth inning, when they scored their two runs and their defense had three fielding errors which accounted for five unearned runs for the St. Louis Cardinals.
Skip Schumaker is heating up after starting the season 0-18 at the plate. He has eight hits in his past three games, bringing his batting average up to .273 and his on-base percentage to a perfectly respectable .368.