Fifteen times, Albert Pujols batted this week against the Cleveland Indians. Fifteen times, he walked back to the Angels’ dugout without a hit.
For the first time in his career, he went 0 for 15 in a series, absent anything productive.
“He hit a line-drive foul and hit one ball hard to right-center,” Angels manager Mike Scioscia said of his No. 3 hitter’s performance in a 2-1 loss Thursday. “But, yeah, he’s a little out of sync at the plate.”
Asked if he felt out of sync, Pujols pushed back.
“Why, because I went 0-for?” he asked. “That’s not the first time in my career.”
Told Scioscia had said it, Pujols said to ask the manager again.
“I’m not out of...