Dave Roberts won’t close the door on Albert Pujols playing in Wild Card game

There’s still a chance that Los Angeles Dodgers’ Albert Pujols will play in Wednesday’s NL Wild Card Game against his former team, the St. Louis Cardinals. 

The Los Angeles Dodgers will host the St. Louis Cardinals in the NL Wild Card Game on Wednesday night at Dodger Stadium. The Dodgers won 106 games this season, but are still at risk of being knocked out of the playoffs by the 90-72 Cardinals.

As if the matchup needs any more fuel, there’s still a chance that St. Louis legend Albert Pujols will play for Los Angeles.

Los Angeles Dodgers: Albert Pujols still an option off bench

Dodgers first baseman Max Muncy was injured on the final day of the MLB regular season after San Diego Padres’ Jace Peterson ran straight through Muncy’s arm. Matt Beaty, not Pujols, will replace Muncy on first base and at the plate for Los Angeles.

Yet, there’s still a chance that Albert will get to hit against his former team in a high-stakes game.

Pujols spent 11 seasons with the Cardinals before he signed a 10-year contract with the Los Angeles Angels. This is Albert’s first season with the Dodgers, who won the 2020 World Series.

St. Louis enjoyed the month of September with a historic 17-game winning streak that ended with the Cardinals clinching a playoff berth in the NL Wild Card Game. The organization last won a World Series title in 2011, when Pujols was on the team. It marked the second title that Albert won with St. Louis, the first happening in 2006.

Pujols may get to pinch-hit tonight against the Cardinals. That’s exactly what this winner-takes-all Wild Card game needs.

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