Originally Posted by broncocalijohn
God, I hope so. Get that one finally out of the way. It was embarrasing still to see our old mistake catcher on the BlueJays hitting with a better average and more HRs than Pujols. Mathis was the catcher our FORMER GM decided to keep and trade off Napoli to the Blue Jays (then packaged to the Rangers).
He had a similarly slow start last season, although not as long or as deep as this one. When he struggles it's because of his strike zone discipline, which has been superhuman for most of his career. He's much better when he just puts the ball into play. The homers come because of his natural power to all fields.
From Joe Strauss of the St Louis Post Dispatch:
"After opening 2011 with one home run in his first 43 at-bats, Pujols also endured 29 games without a home run before finishing with 37. He rebuilt his batting average by hitting .355 while also amassing 20 RBIs last September."
Read more: http://www.stltoday.com/sports/baseb...#ixzz1u8QOqbsv