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Carlos taking healthy cuts for Mets

Beltran's three-homer day a career best -- just when depleted team needed it most

Updated: May 13, 2011, 9:06 AM ET
By Adam Rubin | ESPNNewYork.com

DENVER -- Carlos Beltran has produced no shortage of achievements during a 13-year major league career, including matching Barry Bonds' record with eight postseason homers with the Houston Astros in 2004 before signing that megadeal with the New York Mets.

Still, Beltran wondered if he would ever homer three times in a game.

Yes, he would. It took until his 1,662nd game, as the days to the July 31 trading deadline and the time remaining in his Mets career appear dwindling.

Beltran ...

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