A few days ago, with the St. Louis Cardinals scoring big, Albert Pujols played an innings.
It was a push, so manager Oliver Marmal decided to give the experienced first baseman, playing his last season of MLB baseball, a chance to set foot on the mound and throw some pitches.
He allowed four earned runs in his working innings: as you would expect from a non-pitcher.
On Sunday, in another push (18-4 victory over the Pittsburgh Pirates), the marble catcher called Yadier Molina, who is on his way out to another cardinal legend, Mound.
The end result?
He allowed four runs in one innings!
“Yadiar Molina and Albert Pujols each have a 36.00 ERA when they throw an innings. To be fair, they both should have more time until the tie is broken, “MLB insider John Heyman tweeted as a joke.
Yadier Molina and Albert Pujols each have a 36.00 ERA when they throw one inning. Fairly, both of them should have more time until the tie is broken.
– John Heyman (@ John Heyman) May 23, 2022
They must play tie-breaker
In fact, it could be a nice tie-breaker for the Cardinals to get involved in the next blowout.
Molina might say she has the edge because there are no walks in her performance, but four runs, four runs, and those are the same pujol allowed.
These two players are, perhaps, the two most influential cardinals of the last 20 years.
Pujoles had a dream decade from 2001 to 2010, playing with St. Louis in 2011, winning his second World Series Championship (the first came in 2006) and then moved to Los Angeles.
He has signed on as a free agent this year and is actually mashing against most left-handed pitchers, including the .231 / .333 / .446 line and four home runs at the age of 42.
Molina, on the other hand, is hitting .239 / .239 / .337 with a few home runs.
St. Louis is lucky to have them as a living legend.