Despite their 8-1 loss in Game 1 of the World Series against the Boston Red Sox last night, this team has to be praising Carlos Beltran.
Beltran did save a Grand Slam, as we all witnessed last night and in this picture, but paid a hefty price for it. The man took on the same fence that took out Torii Hunter in the American League Championship series and showed it who was boss, by reaching over the fence and robbing David Ortiz.
The outcome of this game would have been far worse if Beltran would have missed that catch and watched the ball land in the bullpen, but it didn’t. Now Beltran is a game time decision tonight for Game 2 with a severe rib cage contusion.
The collision against that wall sounded and looked brutal. It’s crazy knowing it was Beltran’s first World Series game in his career and he was only able to play two innings of the game.
If he doesn’t start the game, he could end up coming in later on depending on how the game is looking.
Beltran status unchanged: Game time decision. My hunch is he sits tonight.
— Joe Strauss (@JoeStrauss) October 24, 2013