Even after his home run that night, those odds still hold true. Frankly, there just aren’t enough lefties on the plate and the Cardinals will likely opt for someone better against righties until the team clinches the NL Central, and that might not be for a long time. I wouldn’t be shocked if Pujols passes Álex Rodríguez for fourth all-time, but 700 might be just out of reach. Who knows? If he’s just short, maybe he’ll decide to come back next year. That’s always a possibility.