Floyd feeling the good vibes

NEW YORK -- Cliff Floyd extended his hitting streak to 12 games with a home run in the sixth inning Monday, helping the Mets to a 5-4 victory over the Atlanta Braves.

Floyd powered a two-run blast through swirling Shea Stadium winds over the right-centerfield wall against righthander Horacio Ramirez, marking the 14th game out of 15 that Floyd has notched a hit in.

"The funny thing is, I didn't probably look like I did [homer]," Floyd said. "As a hitter, when you hit the ball good, you feel like you've got it. We all say that a lot of people get embarrassed in this park.

"In this park, you never feel like you've got it until it warms up."

During the streak, Floyd is hitting .340 (16-47) with 10 runs scored, four home runs and 13 RBI. He has five homers on the season overall.

"It's all about having confidence," Floyd said. "Every time I step in the batter's box, I have good results."

Floyd's 12-game hitting streak is the longest by a Met in April since Rey Ordonez had a 14-game hitting streak in April 1996.


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