The hitting dry spell for the California Angels $250 million man has ended. Albert Pujols hit his first home run as an Angel this Sunday against the Toronto Blue Jays giving the Angels a 4-3 victory.
Pujols gave his critics the first at home win for the Angels. They have now won five out of their last seven games but had lost 15 of their first 22 games.
When Pujols signed a historic, mind boggling 10-year, $250 million contract expectations were sky high. The pay was based on an incredible batting record that included a batting average of .328 and a .617 slugging percentage at the end of the 2011 season.
However, first baseman Pujols was not performing to expectations for the first 27 games. Baseball experts have said that “he had never struggled this badly for this long.”
Pujols is back and just in time to silence the critics.