I thought this day would never come, but here we are on the verge of the return of Carlos Beltran. When the Mets take the field tonight in San Francisco, Beltran will be in center field and according to Jerry Manuel, he’ll be batting cleanup behind David Wright and ahead of Ike Davis.
Back on April 1st, how many of us could have predicted that the Mets would end the first half of the season in second place and still in the mix for a for the NL East crown or a Wild Card spot?
Thanks to a new attitude, an ability to battle back late in games, some unexpected contributions from low-key signings, and a resiliency to bounce back after a tough loss, the Mets have managed to stay in the fight. Now, with the return of their most valuable defensive and offensive player, Carlos Beltran, things can only get better from here.
Here’s to an amazin’ second half that will be both exciting and fun to watch unfold, to say the least.
Welcome Back Carlos!