Tuesday, May 5, 2009

Enjoy Carlos Beltran While It Lasts

Carlos Beltran is a force to be reckoned with...for now.

Like any good Mets Lifer, I realize that the good times only last for so long before utter and total disappointment enters the picture. But in the meantime, you have to enjoy what Carlos Beltran is doing.

Beltran is batting an even .400 on the season and belted a pair of home runs last night to help the Mets get the win that they desperately needed in the terror dome that is Turner Field.

It's not just the power hits that I'm enjoying, it's the way Beltran is swinging the bat that every time he steps up to the plate I'm almost positive that he's going to get a hit. He's hitting to all fields, finding the gaps, and assessing the situation to drive the ball to the right spot on the field.

Sure, he could learn to slide a little bit more.

I'm not expecting Beltran to continue this hot streak for the next 4 months. I even expect him to go 0 for 30 at some point during the season, but when a player finds a groove like this you have to sit back and enjoy the skill that it takes to be that "on" for an extended period of time.

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