Skip to main content
  1. AXS Entertainment
  2. Sports
  3. MLB

Pujols hit by pitch in heated game with Brewers

See also

Albert Pujols had a bit of an awkward moment Tuesday night. After being hit by a pitch in a game against the Milwaukee Brewers, the St. Louis Cardinals first baseman had to be escorted to the Brewers clubhouse after a heated game to get his hand X-rayed.

Fortunately, Pujols’ left hand seems to only be bruised. But the slugger, who only recently came off the disabled list after fracturing his right wrist, is unsure if he will be available to play in Wednesday afternoon’s game.

Pujols said he continued playing through the pain because of the importance of the game.

“My grip was kind of tiring,” he told the St. Louis Post-Dispatch. “I'm not going to come out of the game; it was a big game."

After Pujols was hit, teammate Jason Motte pegged the Brewers’ Ryan Braun in the back, in what some viewed as a retaliatory move.

Pujols took issue with the pitch that hit him.

"I can't tell you what they're trying to do,” he said to the media after the game. “But I'll tell you that if you need to come inside, you better keep the ball low. That's all I have say."

Manager Tony La Russa also shared some pretty strong opinions with the Post-Dipatch.

“There's nothing intentional about it. But they throw the ball in here,” he said. “Do you know how many bones there are in the hand? Do you know how many bones there are in the face? That's where those pitches are.”

The Cards won the game 8-7 in 11 innings. They remain in second place in the NL Central, 2.5 games behind the Brewers.

Comments

Advertisement

Today's top buzz...

  • Mariah Carey
    Mariah Carey requires kittens before a show, but that's not the strangest celebrity rider
    Music Buzz
  • Clayton Kershaw
    Watch Clayton Kershaw throw a ball at Jimmy Kimmel
    Video
    Today's Buzz
  • Jessie J
    Jessie J enlists Ariana Grande and Nicki Minaj for her new song 'Bang Bang'
    Music Buzz
  • Journey
    Journey and Steve Miller jam out at the Shoreline Amphitheater
    Camera
    16 Photos
  • Batman
    Batman and Robin Originals reveal comedy secrets at Comic-Con press conference
    Camera
    12 Photos
  • Metta World Peace
    Metta World Peace gets physical during the Venice Basketball League game
    Video
    Sports Buzz