The Stat Line Of The Night — 5/12/11 — Carlos Beltran
Carlos Beltran entered yesterday afternoon’s game against the Colorado Rockies with an unimpressive five home runs and 18 RBIs on the season. He would improve upon those totals in a big way, thanks in large part to three at bats that would all end the same way.
If chicks really do dig the long ball, then they were certainly digging the Mets’ right fielder on Thursday, as he belted three two-run home runs in five at bats. Those three home runs would be the only hits Beltran would manage in his five at bats, but it was more than enough production for himself and his teammates, as he batted in six of his team’s nine runs, en route to the 9-5 victory.
Following his big day, Beltran now has eight home runs and 24 RBIs on the season, putting him back within striking distance of the league leaders in each of the two categories. With his last two seasons being marred by injuries, many wondered if Beltran still had what it takes to put up the elite numbers that earned him a Silver Slugger in 2006 and 2007. Yesterday’s performance has us thinking that he may still have it in him, as he earns our “Stat Line of the Night” for Thursday, May 12, 2011.