Two months into the first season of his 10-year, $240 million deal with the Angels, Albert Pujols is batting .227. He had four RBI for the entire month of April, did not hit his first home run until May 6 and as the Angels head into their 50th game of the season tonight against the Yankees, he has yet to get his slugging percentage up to .400. (His .387 mark land his 113th out of 172 major-league hitter with enough at-bats to qualify. Plus, he has left destruction in his wake; it is hardly a coincidence that Mickey Hatcher, the Angel’s pitching coach for 13 seasons, took the fall last week for Phat Albert’s slow start.
First Pitch: Albert the Not-So-Great