Monday, July 31, 2006

Happy Recap: Mets 10 Braves 6

Move over Abe Frohman. Carlos Beltran is the salami king. I know Abe/Ferris was the sausage king but I still think it's funny.

Beltran now has 3 home runs in July, ties a major league record for slams in a month but he won't have a chance to break it. He did have a chance to break it in the third inning but struck out. When Lo Duca was up with 1st and 3rd I said I'd rather Lo Duca walked in that spot, than if he had hit a 3-run homer. I wanted Beltran to get that chance.

The Mets also tied a record for grand slams in a month with 6.

Beltran now has exactly twice as many home runs this year as he did last year. He leads the NL with 94 RBI and has passed David Wright as the Met most deserving of the M-V-P! chants at Shea.

The other Carlos is starting to percolate as well. Delgado now has 4 homers and 13 RBI in his last 9 games. He had no homers and 2 RBI in the 12 games prior to that.

But everything isn't all sunshine and roses for the Mets. Tom Glavine got killed again. He is now 0-2 with a 5.68 ERA in his last 7 starts (since his last win in June). His ERA for the season is now 3.97.

The great Darren Oliver came in and although he only pitched one inning he was awarded with his fourth win of the season. Feliciano, Heilman and once again Billy Wagner all pitched well to nail down the victory.


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