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Carlos Beltran's been a healthy surprise

He's not exactly the Iron Horse, but Mets' right fielder seems like his old self so far

Updated: May 10, 2011, 8:16 AM ET
By Johnette Howard | ESPNNewYork.com

NEW YORK -- Carlos Beltran didn't have the streak everyone was talking about heading into the New York Mets' weekend series against the Los Angeles Dodgers.

That belonged to Dodgers right fielder Andre Ethier, who hit safely in 30 games until going 0-for-5 Saturday night, leaving Joe DiMaggio safe and sound for perhaps another year. But when Beltran wasn't in the Mets' starting lineup Sunday afternoon for the series finale, the most notable skein of the Mets season so far quietly ended. ...

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