Well, with two home runs against the Giants Tuesday night, "The Machine" sits one long ball away from 350. More impressive...with 30 this season, he became the first player to start his career with nine straight seasons with 30 or more homers.
Also, his 30 home runs marks only the tenth time a player has hit 30 prior to the All-Star break. Barry Bonds holds the record with 39, Mark McGwire is next with 37. My guess is Pujols is sitting somewhere near 34 or 35 by the time MLB takes its break.
“It’s not what you did last year. It’s what you’re going to do this year. That’s more important," Pujols once told reporters.