By Jerry Díaz / @ Jerryto94
Reasonable similarities. Both home runs, over 440 feet down left field at Minute Maid Park on the road, hence against the Astros. Both in the postseason and causing three touchdowns.
I’m talking about the home runs of Albert Pujols and Jorge Soler. That of the Cuban this Tuesday, November 2, 2021 in Game 6 of the World Series, exactly 16 years and 16 days after that of the Dominican in the Game 5 of the 2005 Championship Series.
Albert Pujols rescued the Cardinals
Pujols’ home run is highly remembered even though his team ended up losing in the series, though not in that game. Precisely, the Dominican legend prevented the Astros from celebrating their move to the World Series that Monday night in front of their fans.
The locals came winning the ninth inning with a score of four scores by two. Brad Lidge struck out opening that inning to the first two hitters, John Rodriguez and John Mabry. The party was ready.
Yet in one of the most epic comebacks in memory, the Cardinals turned around. Single by David Eckstein and walk to Jim Edmonds allowed Pujols to reach the batter’s box. The Dominican hit a huge hit from the left that is estimated to have traveled up to 455 feet (remember that it was 10 years before the arrival of StatCast).
Then Jason Isringhausen was in charge of passing the bolt in the bottom of the ninth, forcing them to play Game 6 in St. Louis. That final game was taken by the Houston boys with a five-for-one slate and went on to the World Series where they fell by sweep.
Jorge Soler took her out of the stadium
Soler put his team ahead with a massive hit in Houston in the first inning. The habanero opened the scoreboard with a home run at 446 feet (according to StatCast, now yes) and at 109.6 miles per hour of exit speed.
For this Tuesday’s challenge it was decided to play with the roof open at Minute Maid Park and this allowed us to see how the ball left the stadium!
To see more details of Soler’s home run, you may be interested in: PUSO LA LLORAR: Jorge Soler’s home run flew OUT OF THE STADIUM
Let’s enjoy both hits.
Jorge Soler’s home runs at Minute Maid Park in his career season: 2
Jorge Soler’s home runs at Minute Maid Park in career postseason: 2
Albert Pujols’ home runs at Minute Maid Park in his career season: 33
Albert Pujols’ home runs at Minute Maid Park in career postseason: 2
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