Albert Pujols And Yuni Betancourt Are The Same

Albert Pujols made a lovely play to end the top of the third inning:

Pujolsbraun

This is not a huge surprise, considering that Pujols has won Gold Glove Awards and has long been one of the league's best-fielding first basemen, according to all the metrics you care to consult.

Yuniesky Betancourt made a similarly lovely play to start the bottom of the third inning:

Yunijay

This is a moderately huge surprise, because Yuniesky Betancourt.

It's funny, when you see Pujols make a play like he made, you sorta think, "Wow, very few other first basemen would have made that play." And when you see Betancourt make a play like he made, you sorta think, "Huh. That looked like a difficult play for him, which means for most shortstops it would have been routine."

Man, is that really unfair or what?

Someday we'll have data that tells us exactly how hard a play really was. Maybe you'll enjoy that or maybe you won't. But it's going to happen.

Meanwhile, both pitchers looked good in the third, and Jaime García just zipped through the Brewers in the top of the fourth and so the score's still Cardinals 3, Brewers 0.

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