Carlos Beltran has had a rough second half of the season. It is well documented. The switch-hitting right fielder has struggled at the plate with his timing and also, partly because of his legs.
Beltran has been limited, but Beltran's limited is still pretty good.
In Friday night's dramatic 9-7 comeback victory over the Washington Nationals in Game Five of the National League Division Series, Beltran was more than pretty good. He was spectacular.
Sure Daniel Descalso and Pete Kozma will receive most of the attention and the headlines, and rightfully so. They are the two unlikely Cardinals who came up with the game-tying and game-winning hits respectfully The middle infielders deserve the bright lights and celebrity treatment.
But it was Beltran who made the whole thing tick, helping to lead the charge from a 6-0 third inning deficit to propel the Cardinals to the next round against the San Francisco Giants.
Beltran was on base five times in Friday's game, c...