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April 23, 2014

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Historic Tuesday

by Daniel Rathman


The Tuesday Takeaway
Of the 25 players in the 500-home-run club entering play on Tuesday, none had joined by hitting nos. 499 and 500 on the same night. Albert Pujols, who became its 26th member in the Angels’ 7-2 victory, is the first to do it in two-tater fashion.

Batting third in Mike Scioscia’s order, the first baseman stepped into the box with two on and nobody out. He took a slider for ball one and a fastball for a strike. The next pitch was an elevated changeup, and Pujols did not miss it:

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terryspen

I listened to the Fernandez-Wood duel during my 35-minute drive home last night. I started the car in the top of the fifth and got home after the bottom of the seventh. It's amazing how time flies if pitchers throw strikes.

Apr 23, 2014 07:49 AM
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Ashitaka1110

Collin McHugh, holy smokes. I watched the game last night in utter awe. Where the heck did that come from?

Apr 23, 2014 08:47 AM
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oldbopper

With proper respect to the magpies in "Dumbo", I feel like I just done seen "bout" evathing when I see Collin McHugh strike out 12 in 6+.

Apr 23, 2014 10:33 AM
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jkaflagg

Also excited by the sudden flash of Collin McHugh across the universe, but Astro fans who remember the rise and fall (crash) of Lucas Harrell will only believe if/when McHugh is still in the rotation in 2016 or 2017.....

Apr 23, 2014 14:37 PM
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