Bad enough that Mike Cameron was blown away by the Rockies’ Brian Fuentes to end last night’s game (with Jose Reyes representing the tying run on 2nd), but the Mets’ right fielder also has to put up with Sam Frank saying “he’s no Stephen Hawking” (though I think Mike’s got slightly more range).
(Cameron was also caught looking against ex-Met Mike DeJean with the bases loaded in the 7th. Is Gary Sheffield still available?)
There is no doubt that Beltran has struggled in his new environs. The fans at Shea are sharp enough to have noticed, and are starting to give him the business in the time-honored fashion reserved for famous Met disappointments.
The mid-afternoon start and the sun directly over home plate made his life miserable in the early innings. Beltran knew it would. He turned to Cliff Floyd in left and told him to help out, if he could. Mike Cameron in right was skeptical about any such problems.
“The sun has been there for 500, 600 years . . .” Cameron said, proving himself no great astronomer.”