The no-name Mets beat up the Phillies

Amazin's get a taste of life without Carlos Beltran, and flourish -- for one day, anyway

Updated: July 17, 2011, 12:31 AM ET
By Adam Rubin | ESPNNewYork.com

NEW YORK -- New York Mets manager Terry Collins whispered as he entered an interview room before Saturday afternoon's game that with right fielder Carlos Beltran suffering from the flu and a high fever and not even expected at the ballpark -- much less stationed in right field -- this might be a glimpse of life without the slugger.

So where do the Mets sign up?

Just kidding.

Sporting a lineup that did not exactly instill fear -- the starting nine entered with 22 combined ...

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