Beltran credits New York City for success under fire

As you may have noticed, Carlos Beltran has been pretty darn good so far in his return to the postseason with the Cardinals. He credited some of that to playing in New York for six-and-a-half-seasons, where the stakes are always high.

“There’s pressure everywhere,” Beltran said Tuesday at Nationals Park. “When you play baseball, there’s the pressure of going out there and doing the job. But as players, I guess playing in New York, I just learned how to handle it a little bit better.”

As for his failure to reach the playoffs more than once — and that one did not end well for him — during his time with the Mets, Beltran said: “In the years that I played there, I did the best I could to try to be in this type of situation. It just didn’t happen.”

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