Usually, when you have 668 home runs in your career, doubles don’t mean all that much. But when you’re the new guy on a team and you’re 41-years-old and heading to Cooperstown as soon as you’re eligible (and you’re one of the slowest players in the league) doubles have a little more meaning.
For Albert Pujols and the Dodgers, that’s exactly what happened on Thursday.
The veteran knocked a hard hit ball off Giants’ shortstop Brandon Crawford in the second inning and stretched it into a double. Like, seriously stretched it.
Immediately after, his teammates were elated over the base hit.
It was double number 670 in Albert’s illustrious career and his first as a Dodger.
After the game, Max Muncy called the hit awesome and reveal some new kicks for the future Hall of Famer may have played a role.
Albert was scooting a little bit. He has some new shoes on out there and they definitely made him look fast.
The Dodgers upended the Giants by a score of 4-3 and sit just a half-game behind the San Diego Padres for the best record in the NL West.
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