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June 13, 2008
BASEBALL: Carlos In The Citi

Matthew Artus at Always Amazin' had a good post the other day on how Shea seems to be more homer-friendly this season, perhaps due to changes in the wind patterns brought about by the construction of Citi Field. Let's look specifically at how the change has affected Carlos Beltran and Carlos Delgado, in recent years the two Mets batters most hurt by Shea - here are their combined home/road splits for 2006-08 (for Runs and RBI I projected the 2008 numbers out to 81 home and 81 road games):

YearAvg-HOBP-HSlg-HR-HRBI-HAvg-ROBP-RSlg-RR-RRBI-R
2006.225.349.4879893.311.398.647118137
2007.247.332.4196384.285.352.546101115
2008.255.351.4348999.254.321.4239879

As you can see, though not driven by homers, Dos Carlos are having arguably their best year together at home, or at least comparable to 2006, and that's serving to mask how far they have fallen off on the road.

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