Albert Pujols is human, after all.
His first 11 years in the big leagues, Pujols created a feeling of awe with how much he could domiante the game offensively.
Having left St. Louis to sign a free-agent deal with the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim last winter, Pujols has fallen into the first prolonged slump of his career.
Pujols went into Sunday hitting .194 with five RBI and in search of his first home run. He had 108 at-bats with the Angels. This is a guy who in the previous 11 seasons never drove in fewer than 99 runs nor hit fewer than 34 home runs in a season.
``At some point in everyone's career, he is going to struggle,'' said Atlanta third baseman Chipper Jones. ``Albert made the game look easy for a long time, but no matter how good you are you are going to have a struggle at some point.
``I don't share everyone's concer about the slump. He's going to come out of it. I'm must glad we don't play (the Angels). He is experience what mere mortal experience all the time.''