Albert Pujols tagged Pedro Martinez and Victor Zambrano for 3 HR’s on Friday ; in today’s Cardinals opener in Philly, he’s connected twice, once off Jon Lieber and later off Aaron Fultz, with St. Louis holding a 13-5 advantage through 7. I don’t know what’s gotten into Albert — perhaps he’s jealous of Mark McGwire?
Jimmy Rollins is 1 for 4 on the day, extending his hitting streak to 37 games with a double in the 8th inning.
Much the way he failed to fool his long suffering wife last season, Derek Lowe had no answers for the Atlanta Braves today, being tagged for 7 earned runs over 5 innings, including home runs allowed to Adam LaRoche and Andruw Jones. Atlanta’s sexual libertine, Tim Hudson, hasn’t fared much better, having allowed 4 earned runs, all on RBI’s credited to Lt. Dangle. The Braves are currently leading, 8-5 in the home half of the 5th.