Newsday‘s David Lennon wrote about Carlos Beltran and his ailing knee. Apparently, Beltran is in too much pain to play. While he is scheduled to receive an MRI, the Gold Glove centerfielder is expecting the worst.
After yesterday’s loss to the Tampa Bay Rays, Beltran said:
“I’m a little bit worried, to be honest because of the way I felt today – it was painful.”
“The way it is right now, no way. I don’t feel like I could play a lot of games with the way I felt today.”
Those are not comforting words.
The New York Mets can ill-afford to lose Beltran to the DL. He has been among the top hitters for this team, along with David Wright. I am still trying to figure out how Wright is hitting at .344 and his at the top of National League hitters.
Should Beltran go down, it will be interesting who the Mets put in centerfield. They could put Jeremy Reed out there or call up Fernando Martinez again. Gary Sheffield and Ryan Church could never play center. The Mets will definitely miss Beltran’s glove and bat.
I think I am going to need another vacation. I’m not sure I could stand watching the Mets play without Beltran.