For everyone who questioned Carlos Beltran's value to this team: if Beltran didn't advance to second on the passed ball by Brian McCann in the 14th (which many players wouldn't have been able to do), David Wright's would-be game-winning hit would have been a ground rule double and Beltran would have had to stop at third. The upshot is that the Mets would have had to come up with another clutch hit, something they were extremely short on yesterday. In other words, were it not for Beltran's aggressiveness, this game might still be going.
Quick Hits: Mets vs Braves (05/05/2006)
By Eric Simon