Thursday, May 22, 2008

Pujols hurts Padres

I saw a kind of "genuine moment" the other night when Pujols hit a line drive off the the face of Padres pitcher, Chris Young. Albert almost immediately joins Padres first baseman, Adrian Gonzales off to the side to pray right there in the infield.

The camera then takes some close up shots of concerned players. I thought it was interesting that they focused on Josh Bard (believer), Albert Pujols (believer), and Tony Clark in the dugout (believer). I swear the camera went back and forth between these three for about six or seven shots. Then, manager Buddy Black calls for some help escorting Chris off the field and Tony Clark is the one to jump out there and help his teammate.

Later that inning, Albert slides home on a play at the plate and takes out Josh Bard's left leg. What in the world is going on?

Chris Young fractured a nasal bone and Josh was put on the 15 day disabled list for a high ankle sprain. Things definitely could have been worse.