Albert Pujols will start a postseason game as a first baseman for the first time in seven years and set a new record for the Los Angeles Dodgers in the process.
Los angeles dodgers will play their first home game in the Divisional Series of the National League 2021 during the day of Monday, when they will receive their opponents, San Francisco Giants, for the third game between the two, tied to one match per side.
With the change of location, there are also some changes for the teams and one of the first to be announced is that Albert pujols will be the starter at first base to face the left-handed pitcher Alex Wood. Since his arrival at Dodgers, “The Machine”He has been used coming off the bench in most of his games and when he is selected as a starter, it tends to be to face left-handed pitchers, as is the case with Wood.
The significant that Albert pujols play as a starter in the match against the Giants, must be seen from two lenses. In the case of the team, Albert pujols will become the older player (41 years and 268 days) to start a postseason game in the history of the Dodgers. He will also be the second position player (not counting designated pitchers or hitters) to start a game since his compatriot, Julio Franco, did it in 2005.
From the player’s point of view, this will be the first time in seven years that Albert pujols will have the opportunity to start a match at the initial.
It is because of this last point that ESPN Digital has made an exhaustive review of the global events that occurred in 2014, the last time Albert pujols played one game as a starter in the postseason.
In the music
For music lovers, 2014 brought with it one of the catchiest and most well-remembered tracks, not just for being the title track of a hugely popular movie, but for its upbeat rhymes and infectious sound. According to him Billboard Top 100, the most popular song in America, the last time Albert pujols was a starter in the initial, it was “Happy” from Pharrell Williams.
In the Dominican Republic, according to a compilation made by the newspaper El Caribe, the most popular musical theme was “Little Love Song“From the bachatero Romeo Santos.
At the cinema
The past decade saw a significant increase in the presence of superheroes on the big screen, so it should come as no surprise that the highest grossing film of 2014 belongs to that group. “Transformers: Age of Extinction”(Era of Extinction) collected more than 1.1 billion dollars worldwide in that year, while Pujols he was uniformed next to Los Angeles Angels.
In the Dominican Republic, the movie “Let’s Robo”Raised about 61 million Dominican pesos, according to information provided by the Directorate General of Cinema of the country, being the highest collection of the year and second in the entire history of the country.
In the major leagues
The year 2014 marked the end of the career of players of the stature of Paul konerko and Jason giambi, who announced their retirement from the Big leagues in that year.
In the race of PujolsThat year he managed to pass the marks of 1,500 RBIs and the same number of runs scored, 2,500 hits, 500 home runs, 550 doubles.
The starting first baseman of the Dodgers in 2014 it was the mexican Adrian Gonzalez, who played 159 games with the team during that season.
In other leagues and sports
In the Dominican Republic Professional Baseball League (LIDOM), the Giants of the Cibao (team to which he coincidentally belongs Albert pujols) would win their first and so far only championship in winter ball, during the 2014-15 season.
Tom brady and the dynasty of New England Patriots they reached their fourth ring of Super bowl during the final game corresponding to the 2014-15 season. Brady I would win two more together with the Patriots and another with his current team, Tampa Bay Buccaneers.
In the NBA, for the 2014 season, San antonio spurs would get his fifth championship under the era of Greg poppovich and Tim duncan, marking the last title they reached together.