There wasn’t even a “how was your winter?’’ question for Carlos Beltran. The first question out of the box was about taking that backdoor curveball with the bases loaded to end the NLCS.
Beltran called it “a nasty pitch … I saw it, I couldn’t do anything with it.’’
Beltran said he’s fine physically and can increase his numbers if he stays healthy. If given the option, he’d trade 40 homers for a .300 average. Of course, if he hits .300 the homers will come along with the RBI.
Beltran stole 18 bases and said that’s a number he’d like to improve on.