Talked to Carlos Beltran before the game about the MVP and he allowed himself to confess he hears the talk and admits it would be a thrill. He also said he can’t afford to think about it, because once he diverts his attention from his preparation his game will go south.
Beltran homered in the first, giving him 39 homers and 109 RBI both career highs. Dare I say it? Fifty is possible.
“Please,’’ he said. “Let me get to 40 first.’’
Any way, now about Steve Trachsel. Up 2-0 and the first three runners get on and one scored before he got out of the inning. He threw 26 pitches in the inning. He’ll need a couple of 1-2-3’s if he’s to get past the fifth.
I see definite Mets bullpen action tonight. Sooner than later.