Carlos Beltran’s bat is beginning to heat up

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Carlos Beltran had multiple set-backs during the first half of the season with injuries and a cold bat, but in the last few weeks, he has been getting into the swing of things and  I’m sure Yankees fans will admit, it’s a very good sight to see.

“I feel good, I’m seeing the ball good and just getting good results, man,” Beltran said to the New York Post. “Honestly, I believe in my work. I just got to come to the ballpark and do my work. Sometimes you’re gonna go out and have good results and sometimes you won’t have good results. It’s still a long season. So you have to stay focused and come to the ballpark with the mentality of trying to do something positive.”

Beltran was forced by injury to be the Yankees every day DH, and the transition may have something to do with his timing at the plate. However, Beltran hasn’t used that as an excuse.

“It is what it is. I have to come to the ballpark and focus on the things I can control,” he said. “Right now I’m not playing in the outfield. I cannot be thinking about that. I gotta be thinking about DHing, it’s my job, and just focus on that.”

Beltran’s not ready to say if he’s beginning to go on a tear, but he has gotten the desired results of late, and he hopes it’s the start of something big in the second half.

“We’ll see,” he said. “We’ll see.”

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5 Responses to Carlos Beltran’s bat is beginning to heat up

  1. Beltran has hit .286/.326/.548 in his last 11 games going back to June 29. That's not bad, but I'd like to see him keep it up for longer than a couple of weeks before getting excited. His bat is obviously very much needed even if they could have gotten a DH just as productive for significantly less money.

  2. Michael R says:

    He's still a player, just needs to be healthy. It's very difficult to play through an injury at his age.

  3. hotdog says:

    I'm not sure if this is a guy that just needs a rest here and there to relieve some of the pain/discomfort. If so, and if he can hit this way, give him some rest. Always liked Beltran.

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