No. 19 will never be worn in Cincinnati ever again, and Votto is gonna get a street named after him by the ballpark. Guy is a phenomenal player, and watching him lift the Reds to victory tonight served as a reminder why I love baseball so much.
Texas is scary good right now, especially their offense. Right now, counting the 13 runs they've scored so far through seven innings, they're on pace to score 958 runs. I know there's been teams even in the last 15 years or so who have scored more, but Texas is on pace to give up less than 600 runs, while most of those teams gave up 800+. This is the pace the Rangers are on.
2012 Rangers (106-56): 958 RS, 588 RA (+370)
1998 Yankees (114-48): 965 RS, 656 RA (+309) 1996 Indians (99-62): 952 RS, 769 RA (+183) 2003 Red Sox (95-67): 961 RS, 809 RA (+152) 1999 Indians (97-65): 1,007 RS, 860 RA (+147) 2000 White Sox (95-67): 978 RS, 839 RA (+139) 1996 Mariners (85-76): 993 RS, 895 RA (+98) 2000 Rockies (82-80) 968 RS, 897 RA (+71)
That's just recent teams. The '31 Yankees have the RS record of 1,067 and they scored 1,065 in '36. The '39 Yankees (967 RS, 556 RA) have the best run differential ever of 411 runs.
Google it. There's been speculation about his real age in the past I believe.
Oh I know. A lot of it had to do with being a Cards fan and the bias that comes with that, but this fall off is just astronomical. It's not PEDs, I 101% believe Pujols never took them. So I really don't have any other explaination.