The Dominican slugger Albert Pujols he returned to the playoffs, starting first base for the Los Angeles Dodgers on Monday, his first postseason game since 2013, when he advanced with the Angels to the Division Series.
For the Dominican, despite the defeat, it was a memorable moment.
“It really is a blessing to have this opportunity to be in the postseason once again and represent the Dodgers. For me it is a pleasure, it is something that I missed a long time ago and my thought was to try to do what I can to win, “said Pujols at a press conference after the 1-0 loss to the San Francisco Giants, which put the series 2-1 in favor of the residents of the Bay.
The loss put the Dodgers on the brink of elimination, even though Pujols had a pair of hits to Alex Wood, before being taken out in the fifth episode.
“It didn’t happen tonight, but we have to forget about that and come tomorrow (today) to win to go to a fifth game in San Francisco,” he said.
A veteran, three-time champion with the St. Louis Cardinals, Pujols has advice for his teammates.
“Do not try to do much, we have too many veterans in our team and try to play the ball and enjoy it as we have done the whole year and as I told you, we cannot lose tomorrow and try to force a game 5. The expectation of us it is to do the same thing that we do, the preparation and when the game begins to do the best that can to win ”, indicated.
A veteran, three-time champion with the St. Louis Cardinals, Pujols has advice for his teammates