Albert Pujols does not appear to be a fraction of the $250 million man that he was signed to be.
Pujols appears to have hit rock bottom, even though he broke an 0-for-21 stretch in Tampa this week with a single in which he was thrown out at second when he tried to stretch it into a double.
Pujols brings his .224 average and four RBI into Cleveland in hopes of turning his season around. Sooner or later Pujols will hit a home run to break out of his slump, right?
Pujols might be able to bust out in Cleveland over the weekend. He has only played six games at Progressive Field in his career but in those six games he has hit three home runs and two doubles.
He does not have a history against Friday's starter, Justin Masterson, or Saturday's starter Jeanmar Gomez. He is familiar with Sunday's pitcher however, Derek Lowe.
In 28 at bats against Lowe he has a .357 batting average with two doubles, a home run and 10 RBI.
Pujols might come home to a shower of boos from the Angels' crowd on Monday if he does not break out over the weekend.