Re: Cardinals discussion thread
I'll go ahead and say it:
When Pujols comes back (today?), the Cards defense worsens and the Reds could win games entirely by the glove.
Take last night: Berkman does NOT rob Bruce's homer and Berkman does not make get to Renteria's drive that would've scored Ramon from second.
Sure, Pujols' bat could make up for those runs. I'll concede that. God knows the man has does it in the past. (Having said that, I can't find any Cueto vs. Pujols breakdown. He went 0-fer against him earlier this year, and baseball-reference.com doesn't have a split.)
Still, it bums me out when a "healthy" Cards' lineup gives up more runs than its Plan B.
I have a love-hate relationship with Albert Pujols. Mostly hate.