Monday, August 6, 2012

Dominican player of the week: Albert Pujols

Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim first baseman Albert Pujols was named the American League Player of the Week for the period ending August 5. And anytime a Dominican player gets the player of the week award in either league, he almost always gets the Dominican baseball player of the week here at the Dominican Baseball Guy blog.

It was well publicized that Pujols got off to one of the worst slumps of his career when he joined the Angels this off-season. He seems to have righted the ship since roughly the start of June. It is no surprise that the Angels started playing better ball as soon as Pujols began to hit like he has his entire career. The Angels are now pressuring the Rangers for first place in the American League West and pushing for a wildcard spot. They were five and half games back of the Rangers and just a half game off the wildcard pace Monday.

Last week Pujols batted .424 with five doubles, six home runs, 13 RBI and nine runs scored in seven games played. It was Pujols' 12th career player of the week award and first since joining the Angels.

He is from the capital of the Dominican Republic, Santo Domingo.
Dominican baseball players and Angels player Albert Pujols player of the week
Dominican player of the week Albert Pujols, photo by Marianne O'Leary on Flickr

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