Mets Rumors & News
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Mets outfielder, Carlos Beltran was named Bank of America National League Player of the Week, for the week of August 13-19. Beltran led the Mets offense hitting .375 with 4 home runs and 10 RBI’s. Over that stretch the Mets went 5-1 increasing their lead in the NL East over the Phillies and Braves to five games.

Beltran beat out fellow Mets Moises Alou (.348, 2 HR, 7 RBI) and David Wright (.423, 4 2B, 5 RBI) for this honor. This is the fourth time in his Mets career and second time this season Beltran has been the player of the week. He was also named player of the week in June 5-11 and July 17-24, 2006 and April 16-22, 2007.

Since Alou’s return, the Mets offense is clicking on all cylinders, averaging six runs per game. This hot streak couldn’t happen at a better time. The Mets enter a big stretch over the next ten games. Three games each with the Padres and Dodgers at Shea Stadium, before the Mets travel to Philadelphia for a big four-game series against the Phillies.

Barring weather interference, the series with the Padres will start tonight with staff ace, John Maine looking for his 14th win of the season. He takes on Padres stud Chris Young, and his league leading 1.93 ERA.

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