Carlos Beltran left tonight’s game in the ninth inning with bruises to both knees after crashing into the left-center fence while making a game-saving catch of Lance Berkman’s line drive. While both knees were bruised, the left took the brunt of the collision.
“It doesn’t hurt, but I can’t bend it,” said Beltran, as he left the Mets clubhouse on his way to get X-Rays at St. Joseph’s Hospital in Houston.
The Mets say he is day-to-day, and manager Willie Randolph said he planned to rest him anyway tomorrow.
Beltran was asked about last year’s collision with Mike Cameron.
“Last year, I didn’t know where I was,” he said. “This year I knew where I was. When I heard the boos I knew I was in Houston.”