The Beltran 3

Carlos Beltran hit a career-high three homers and drove in six runs as the Mets beat Ubaldo Jimenez and the Colorado Rockies, 9-5.

Beltran homered from both sides of the plate hitting the first to straightaway, the second to left, and the third into the right-field seats.

Ubaldo lasted just 3.2 innings in his shortest stint of the season, surrendering five runs and three hits while tying a career high with six walks. What a difference a year makes for Jimenez (0-3, 6.67 ERA). Last year at this time he was 6-1 with an 0.93 ERA

Beltran is the the eighth Mets player to hit three in a game:

Rk Player Date Opp Rslt PA AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI
1 Carlos Beltran 2011-05-12 COL W 9-5 5 5 3 3 0 0 3 6
2 Jose Reyes 2006-08-15 PHI L 4-11 4 3 3 3 0 0 3 4
3 Edgardo Alfonzo 1999-08-30 HOU W 17-1 6 6 6 6 1 0 3 5
4 Gary Carter 1985-09-03 SDP W 8-3 4 4 3 3 0 0 3 6
5 Darryl Strawberry 1985-08-05 CHC W 7-2 5 4 4 4 0 0 3 5
6 Claudell Washington 1980-06-22 LAD W 9-6 5 5 3 4 0 0 3 5
7 Dave Kingman 1976-06-04 LAD W 11-0 5 5 3 3 0 0 3 8
8 Jim Hickman 1965-09-03 STL W 6-3 4 4 3 4 0 0 3 4
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Generated 5/13/2011.