As you may know, Carlos Beltran DH’ed the whole series in boston. According to Manuel, Carlos was suffering from a brusied knee. There are several reports that indicate that Beltran may not be available tonight. While im sure his replacement Jeremy Reed will be fine in CF, its the offense that will suffer. Beltran for the month of May is batting .337avg/.436obp/.593slg/4HR/16RBI/6SB. Im sure there are many players in MLB that would kill to have that line but the Mets cannot afford to be without this production. Granted its more important beltran is healthy and if theres a series you would want to sit him to give him a breather, might as well be the nationals. I just hope this doesnt lead to anything more serious. Also to note, Churchy may be on his way to the DL with a hip issue and theres no 100% indication that Reyes will play today. Martinez is dealing with a back issue and most likely, the reletivly inexperianced Fernando Tatis will start at SS. What a season its been so far….all of this and we are ONLY 1.5 games out of first place. Talk about grit.