"It's probably been the best spring of my career," Pujols said
after raising his average to .434, "but that doesn't mean
anything. You have to carry it into the season."
Pujols has six home runs and 19 RBI, and has not struck out
"Don't talk about strike outs, he said. "That's a bad word."
Mark Mulder allowed two earned run on eight hits over six
"I don't know where my changeup has come from, but it's helped
me out so much," he said. "I've never got so many swings and
misses on a changeup in my life. It's helped my sinker. they're
late on it. I got a couple groundballs to second for double plays.
It just came out of nowhere."
"This is not us," said manager Jack McKeon, who held a team
meeting before the game.
"It all comes back to, if you get good pitching, you play a
good game. Unfortunately we didn't get the pitching and we didn't
get the kind of defense we usually have."
Willis allowed six earned runs and eight hits over 4 1-3
innings. First baseman Carlos Delgado went 3-for-4 for Florida.