Judge and Pujols: Something to Count in September

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Chasing 60 and 700.

Poll Results

OptionVotes
They both fall short 4
They both get there 3
Judge hits 60, Pujols falls short 1
Pujols hits 700, Judge falls short 0


clemenza, Tuesday, 30 August 2022 13:58 (one month ago) link

I guess it's a bigger story that Judge is chasing the A.L. record of 61, but I'm thinking in terms of round numbers.

clemenza, Tuesday, 30 August 2022 14:02 (one month ago) link

judge is at 50
pujols is at 694

there are about 30 games left in the season

in 2022, pujols has hit 15 hr in 220 ab, so he's hit a home run in about 7% of his at-bats
judge has hit 50 hr in 463 ab, which is about 11% of at-bats

assuming judge plays every game going forward, if he keeps the pace, he'll hit 60
pujols is harder to figure since he doesn't play as regularly. seems like the cards will want to give him the at-bats and they do have the division lead but if the brewers start to catch up they might be more conservative with pujols. i do think he might get more favorable pitches though, especially from pitchers on non-contending teams

na (NA), Tuesday, 30 August 2022 14:51 (one month ago) link

on the other hand, who knows

na (NA), Tuesday, 30 August 2022 14:58 (one month ago) link

Yeah, Pujols chances would seem to be in part tied to the Cardinals' playoff status; I guess the biggest external factor for Judge will be how often teams walk him.

clemenza, Tuesday, 30 August 2022 15:27 (one month ago) link

Pujols' WAR is 1.2...wonder if that means he'll be back next year

frogbs, Tuesday, 30 August 2022 15:33 (one month ago) link

he has said he's retiring after this year no matter what

na (NA), Tuesday, 30 August 2022 15:33 (one month ago) link

oh yeah I see now he reaffirmed that, usually players tend to take it back once they start playing decent again

frogbs, Tuesday, 30 August 2022 15:40 (one month ago) link

I think they’ll both do it, Judge is locked in and Pujols seems to be reinvigorated after a decade of being one of the worst contracts in MLB history. Maybe he just needed that sweet St Louis tap water. Also kinda seems to me a lot of resurgent final seasons from vets don’t result in them changing their mind, I’m thinking it’s pretty rare. Usually they want to make sure they leave on that high note.

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omar little, Tuesday, 30 August 2022 15:48 (one month ago) link

I think they’ll both do it, Judge is locked in and Pujols seems to be reinvigorated after a decade of being one of the worst contracts in MLB history. Maybe he just needed that sweet St Louis tap water. Also kinda seems to me a lot of resurgent final seasons from vets don’t result in them changing their mind, I’m thinking it’s pretty rare. Usually they want to make sure they leave on that high note.

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omar little, Tuesday, 30 August 2022 15:48 (one month ago) link

51...

clemenza, Wednesday, 31 August 2022 02:53 (one month ago) link

53, 695...I should have added "They do it on the same day" as a fifth choice.

clemenza, Sunday, 4 September 2022 23:55 (one month ago) link

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System, Monday, 5 September 2022 00:01 (one month ago) link

Votes they both fall short

Karl Malone, Monday, 5 September 2022 00:18 (one month ago) link

I feel like pujols has this sort of “end of the road” adrenaline thing going on. (Possibly only against lefties tho)

FRAUDULENT STEAKS (The Cursed Return of the Dastardly Thermo Thinwall), Monday, 5 September 2022 00:39 (one month ago) link

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System, Tuesday, 6 September 2022 00:01 (four weeks ago) link

judge might get it next week at this rate

comedy khadafi (voodoo chili), Tuesday, 6 September 2022 00:26 (four weeks ago) link

Barring an injury, I don’t see Judge not doing it.

FRAUDULENT STEAKS (The Cursed Return of the Dastardly Thermo Thinwall), Tuesday, 6 September 2022 17:56 (four weeks ago) link

it’s looking like they will both do it?

na (NA), Saturday, 17 September 2022 16:18 (two weeks ago) link

Gotta be getting up in the 90% range--Judge needs 3 in 18 games, Pujols 2 in 17. To beat Maris, though, Judge needs 5 in 18--iffier, I'd say.

clemenza, Saturday, 17 September 2022 16:42 (two weeks ago) link

As soon as the Cardinals clinch the division, maybe Pujols starts almost every day?

clemenza, Saturday, 17 September 2022 16:43 (two weeks ago) link


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