Don’t call it a comeback! I been here for years, rockin’ my peers and puttin’ suckas in fear. -LL Cool J
Guess who’s back. Back again. Beltran’s back. Tell a friend. That’s right folks, tell a friend Carlos Beltran is back. Tell a friend Carlos Beltran is back with a vengeance. Vengeance is mine, I will repay, sayeth the Voltron. And repay Carlos Beltran surely did last night. He repaid with three big bombs. He repaid with his first three bomb game of his career leading the Metropolitans to a 9-5 victory at Coors Field. How about that? How about this: All three of Beltran’s ding-dongs were two-run shots. He’s only the second player in Mets history to hit three home runs with runners on base in one game. He joins Dave Kingman, who did that at Dodger Stadium on June 4, 1976, with a pair of two-run homers and a three-run blast. Wooooo doggie!
Where are the naysayers now? Where are all the not today sayers now. Where are all the his career is in decay sayers now? During spring training and much of the previous two years, Carlos Beltran has been battling his balky knees. The 33-year-old Beltran has had three knee operations. Count ‘em. Three. Three may be the magic number for De La Soul, but not so for Carlos Beltran. For Carlos Beltran its caused him to miss many a baseball game. Last season, he sat out until after the All-Star break and even then he had to cut his season short by a few days because of soreness again in his right knee. The word on Beltran was that he had gone from a slick-fielding Gold Glove centerfielder to a guy who may never resume his role as an everyday player. How you like him now?
Now, it seems Mr. Beltran has steeped into Mr. Peabody’s wayback machine. Now, Carlos Beltran is tearing the cover of the ball. Now, he’s playing some of the best right field in the MLB today. Beltran: “I feel like a little kid, honestly.” He may feel like a little kid, but he’s playing like a full grown man. He leads the Mets in OPS. He leads the Mets in doubles, home runs and slugging percentage. Before you know it, he just may lead these hard luck Mets right into the Wild Card. Carlos Beltran is back, bitch!
Peace out homies. Six two and even!