At the start of the season, the Mets had two players that could excel in center field, Carlos Beltran and Mike Cameron. After yesterday's game in San Diego, they've lost both. A collision in the 7th inning between Beltran and Cameron, who has played right field most of the season, sent both players to the hospital.
The two players dove for a ball hit by David Ross and collided head first. Beltran escaped with a sore shoulder and a small cut on his head. Cameron, however, had a broken nose, cheekbones, and a minor concussion. Beltran is listed as day-to-day and Cameron has been placed on the DL. To add insult to injury, Ross had a stand-up triple that ended up being the winning run. Tom Glavine threw for 7 innings but picked up his 10th loss of the season.
While the Mets lost 2-1, it's obviously more important that the injuries to Beltran and Cameron were not more serious. Watching the video, it's almost surprising to us that it wasn't worse.
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