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endofdays89
04-11-2010, 09:42 PM
The guy is a god among men. Pitchers are usually better than the hitters, but with Albert that isn't the case. Bottom line is that if you throw a pitch for a strike, he isn't going to miss it. So why even pitch to him? If there is room on the bases, he should be walked every time. No excuse.

iliveinjersey
04-11-2010, 09:43 PM
there is a similar thread on how to pitch to him... i say walk him... i saw his stats vs hoff tonight and i still said i take albert bam hr next pitch

kyleTX
04-11-2010, 09:45 PM
probably an ego thing, they'd like to think their stuff can shut pujols down. I'd intentionally walk him even if the bases were loaded.

richard_corey
04-11-2010, 09:45 PM
Because the expected run output is less if you pitch to him than if you intentionally walk him in the vast majority of situations.

JuicintheJuice
04-11-2010, 09:49 PM
because he hasn't earned the same respect as the GOAT Barry Bonds.

KingCanuck
04-11-2010, 09:57 PM
because he hasn't earned the same respect as the GOAT Barry Bonds.

this

The Prime Nip
04-11-2010, 10:02 PM
Because Matt Holliday hits behind him and he would hit a 2-run HR. Lose-lose situation. Walk Pujols and allow 2 runs or pitch to him and let him hit a HR, which would be followed by a Holliday HR.

TexasHeat
04-11-2010, 10:09 PM
because he still fails 67% of the time over a 10 year career.

anonymous123
04-11-2010, 10:52 PM
because he still fails 67% of the time over a 10 year career.

this

Daewoo_Lanos
04-11-2010, 11:08 PM
because Matt Holliday is good enough protection for pitchers to feel forced to pitch to Pujols..... unlike the GOAT Barry Bonds, who was so feared he still broke the record for walks in a season with the REIGNING NL MVP BATTING BEHIND HIM.

they'd still walk Bonds with Pujols batting behind him.

























































































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Pro_Shark
04-11-2010, 11:12 PM
because he still fails 67% of the time over a 10 year career.

This. And plus, the Brewers didn't want to give him a free base and bring up the tying run in Matt Holiday. No matter what Pujols did in that at bat, they were still going to be in the lead.

MusclePrime
04-11-2010, 11:38 PM
because he hasn't earned the same respect as the GOAT Barry Bonds.

Strong username to post....

Daewoo_Lanos
04-11-2010, 11:43 PM
Strong username to thread topic....

fixed.

(Albert Pujols' trainer during the time between when he was fat and drafted in the 13th round and when he was jacked and MLB rookie of the year (less than 2 yrs), was neck deep in a steroid scandal several years ago.)

StanDarsh
04-12-2010, 12:16 AM
because he hasn't earned the same respect as the GOAT Ted Williams.

Fixed

endofdays89
04-12-2010, 02:25 PM
Bump, after what he has done today it makes me wonder even more. When will teams learn to take their fuking chances with Matt Holliday?