Odd and random stat of the night
Don’t ask why, but I looked this up tonight. Albert Pujols destroys Dominican pitchers.
There are nine Dominican pitchers against whom Pujols has at least 10 career at-bats. They are Ramon Ortiz, Jose Lima, Jose Mesa, Salomon Torres, Pedro Astacio, Victor Santos, Octavio Dotel, Odalis Perez and Claudio Vargas.
Against those nine pitchers, Pujols is 59-for-134 — that’s a .440 batting average. He’s hit 17 home runs in those 134 at-bats.
It doesn’t mean a thing. But it’s a cool number. This is the way my brain works.