August 22, 2007

Note To Other Teams: Be Afraid, Beltran Is Hot

Anthony Di Como at Mets Blog writes about Carlos Beltran and the sudden hot streak he has been on:

The same ball, which he's hitting much farther and much more often. Beltran accounted for all of his team's offense through eight innings of Tuesday's 7-6 thriller against the Padres, knocking in two runs with a homer, two more with a double and tying the game in the eighth inning with a single.

That makes it six home runs and 18 RBIs for Beltran since returning from the disabled list just three weeks ago. He's hitting .351 in August after posting no mark higher than .238 since April, and he's launched nine home runs in his past 14 starts after needing 15 previous starts just to hit two. Last week, he earned National League Player of the Week honors after knocking in 10 runs on only nine hits.

"He's a guy that can put a team on his back and carry the team," said Marlon Anderson, another one of Tuesday's clutch performers. "It makes baseball real fun."


Anonymous said...

dude is an animal

Anonymous said...

the mets are getting to see what they paid for

Anonymous said...

heck yeah...uncagem that animal

Anonymous said...

if he stays hot like this through the rest of the season he has a chance of topping last year

Anonymous said...

and on top of that he would get MVP conciderations