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Ex-Mets in the postseason

Carlos Beltran of the St. Louis Cardinals celebrates

Carlos Beltran of the St. Louis Cardinals celebrates his two-run home run with teammates in the dugout during the fourth inning of Game 1 of the NLCS. (Oct. 14, 2012) (Credit: Getty Images)

Just because the Mets second-half swoon kept them out of the playoffs doesn't mean they aren't being represented in the postseason. The team has 10 former players that made the playoffs with other teams. From hot-hitting stars like Carlos Beltran to utilitymen and relievers, here's how the ex-Mets have done in the 2012 playoffs:

Carlos Beltran, St. Louis Cardinals (Mets: 2005-11)
Beltran, who signed with the Cards in the offseason, is 10-for-26 (.384) with three home runs, three doubles, six RBIs and seven runs scored while leading the Cardinals to a 1-0 lead in the National League Championship Series.

Angel Pagan, San Francisco Giants (Mets: 2008-11)
Pagan, who the Mets traded to the Giants before the 2012 season began, is 4-for-25 (.160) with a home run, four RBIs and three runs in his first taste of postseason action.

Xavier Nady, San Francisco Giants (Mets: 2006)
Nady is 0-for-5 off the bench for the Giants.

Guillermo Mota, San Francisco Giants (Mets: 2006-07)
Mota gave up two runs in an inning during the National League Division Series against the Reds.

Miguel Cairo, Cincinnati Reds (Mets: 2005)
Cairo was 0-for-2 during the NLDS.

Wilson Valdez, Cincinnati Reds (Mets: 2009)
Valdez was 0-for-1 during the NLDS.

Octavio Dotel, Detroit Tigers (Mets: 1999)
Dotel hasn't allowed a run or a hit in 2.1 innings this postseason. He's walked two and struck out three in three games spread between the American League Division Series and AL Championship Series.

Luis Ayala, Baltimore Orioles (Mets: 2008)
Ayala allowed two hits and struck out a batter, getting just that lone out in one game of work during the ALDS.

Darren O'Day, Baltimore Orioles (Mets: 2009)
O'Day allowed just one hit and one walk (no runs) in seven postseason innings spread between the AL Wild-Card game and the ALDS. He struck out five batters in five games.

Endy Chavez, Baltimore Orioles (Mets: 2006-08)
Chavez was 0-for-1 and appeared as an outfield defensive replacement during the AL Wild-Card game and ALDS.

Tags: Mets , Carlos Beltran , Angel Pagan , Xavier Nady , Guillermo Mota , Miguel Cairo , Wilson Valdez , Octavio Dotel , Luis Ayala , Darren O'Day , Endy Chavez

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