"For me, if I ever have a great start, that is awesome, and that is something that can take the pressure off a little bit," said Pujols. "But, I still have a lot of at-bats left. There is a little frustration at times because I am getting some pitches I know I can do some damage with. At the same time, this is just part of the game, and you can't let it get to you."
"I talked to Tony last night for 25 minutes," Pujols said before his Los Angeles Angels played the Washington Nationals on Wednesday night. "He kept mentioning ... 2001, Day 1, when I was making the ballclub and all that."