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Odds for Pujols to Hit 700th Home Run and Nats' Starting Pitcher Streak

Written by:
Don Shapiro
Published on:
Aug/24/2022

History is being made in Major League Baseball at the moment and our good friends at SportsBetting.ag are jumping all over it.

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The first, and most talked about, is Albert Pujols' chase to 700 career home runs. Pujols currently has 693 lifetime bombs, and he has 39 games remaining before retirement.

Pujols is trying to become just the fourth member of the 700 Club, joining Barry Bonds (762), Hank Aaron (755) and Babe Ruth (714), but the odds strongly suggest he won't make it.

The bad news for the books and fans alike is that Pujols probably won't be around after this season.

"I'm still going to retire, no matter whether I end up hitting 693, 696, 700, whatever," Pujols told USA Today recently. "I don't get caught up in numbers. If you were going to tell me 22 years ago that I would be this close, I would have told you that you're freakin' crazy. My career has been amazing."

SportsBetting.ag set odds for Pujols reaching 700.

They are also offering odds on which Nationals pitcher will break the team's current historical streak, which is not one for celebrating.

The Nats haven't had a starting pitcher credited with a victory in 40 consecutive games, the longest winless stretch in the league's history spanning more than 120 years.  OUCH!!!

Will Albert Pujols Reach 700 Home Runs? (Must occur in 2022 regular season)

No                   -2000

Yes                  +900

(The above odds imply a 10% probability Pujols will hit 700)

Nationals SP to Earn Next Victory

Paolo Espino               +200

Patrick Corbin             +325

Anibal Sanchez            +350

Josiah Gray                  +375

Erik Fedde                   +400

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