Wednesday, October 10, 2012

Beltran is back in the swing

Photo by Chris Lee


WASHINGTON • There's such a thing as playing at a higher level when one gets to the postseason. Then there's Carlos Beltran's plateau.

The switch-hitting Cardinals right fielder's two homers on Monday in a 12-4 National League division series win against Washington reinforced his position as the top home run hitter, for percentage, in postseason history.

In just 115 postseason plate appearances, most of them against the Cardinals when he played for Houston in 2004 and New York in 2006, Beltran has 13 home runs, again most of them (seven) against the Cardinals.
He has homered every 8.5 plate appearances. As a barometer, Babe Ruth... 
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