15 August 2003

The Hits Keep On Coming

Prince Albert is as it again.

Albert Pujols singled, doubled and tripled, extending his hitting streak to 29 games.

This time, instead of waiting the whole game to pad his streak, at least he did my heart the service of getting it on the second pitch he saw, roping a fastball to right field.

Entering tonight's game, Pujols is hitting .379 over the life of the streak. With that first hit, Albert passes Ken Boyer for second place on the Cards' all-time list, with Rogers Hornsby's 33 games the record.

Unfortunately he wasn't the only one crushing the ball tonight. The Phillies batted around in the first inning, ttagging 14 game winner Woody Williams for 5 runs on 6 hits.

That inning turned out to be the difference, as the Phillies takes the opener 7-4.

Notes: The Cards continue their series tomorrow against the Phils at 7:05 ET.
On the Mound: STL Haren [3-3, 3.74] vs. PHI Myers [11-7, 3.78]
photo courtesy stlcardinals.com
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