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Lucas Duda Is second in the National League with 11 walks and also ranks third in the NL with a .469 on-base percentage. The Mets left fielder is hitting .368 (7-19) with two home runs and three RBI on this current road trip.
Heading into the 2013, no Met has more pressure on him than Lucas Duda. For the past four years, Duda has shown flashes of power that could make him a good middle-of-the-order hitter. He has also provided a lot of head-scratching moments, somewhat unintentionally comical, both at the plate and in the field.
We know one thing is certain with Duda: he is not going to win ballgames with his defense. Nevertheless, if he can put up the power numbers that he’s been teasing everybody with this season, he should become a valuable player. All that teasing has caused Sandy Alderson and rest of this Mets front office to be very patient with Duda, and now he may finally be rewarding them for that patience because of…well…his patience.
Duda Doesn’t Chase
One could look at L...
BEST OF MAXIM
Savannah 7, Lakewood 2
A four-hit night from Brandon Nimmo and a four-RBI night from Kevin Plawecki propelled Savannah to a 7-2 victory over Lakewood on Friday night.
Steven Matz was on his game on Friday as he got the start for the Sand Gnats and provided them with five shutout innings. He scattered six hits and a walk while striking out five and was in control throughout the...
After dropping a double-header to the Rockies on Tuesday and having yet another game postponed Wednesday, there has not been much in the way of good news for the New York Mets. If there is one thing fans can point to with a bit of optimism it’s the progress being made by pitchers Shaun Marcum, Frank Francisco, and Pedro Feliciano.
Francisco, who underwent surgery in December...
Juan Centeno (Photo by Gordon Donovan)
Unless you have been away from your computer, smart phone, or tablet for the past hour or so, you probably have already heard that Travis d’Arnaud will probably miss up to two months with a fracture in his foot.
This is crushing news, as Mets fans were started to get really excited about seeing the top catching prospect make his Flushing debut...
While we were worried about his hitting in Spring Training, the last thing we thought we’d have to worry about from Ruben Tejada was his defense.
Well, after an abysmal start defensively, Tejada (six errors thus far) is causing a lot of headaches for a Mets’ team with little margin for error. Tejada has been the poster boy for bad defense by the Mets. In their first 13 games...
Adam Rubin has reported that Mets top catching prospect Travis d'Arnaud broke his left foot in last night's game for the AAA Las Vegas 51's while pursuing a foul ball. It is not believed that the young catcher will need surgery because the fracture in non-displaced. When asked, Mets skipper Terry Collins said,
" It's part of the game. He's a catcher...
Updated by Joe D. at 10:00 PM
Lynn Worthy just broke the news on Twitter, that Jake DeGrom will remain with the Binghamton Mets even when Cory Mazzoni comes off the disabled list next week.
Worthy adds that the B-Mets will go with a six-man rotation which is something they did last season as well.
Great news, and DeGrom is exactly where he should have been to start the season.
Matt Bowman is off to a solid start for Savannah.
Last Night’s Quick Scores
Savannah (7-7) dropped to Lakewood, 3-2
St. Lucie (9-5) droppedto Fort Myers, 11-8
Binghamton (8-6) topped New Hampshire, 4-3
Las Vegas (8-6) topped Sacramento, 10-6
Brandon Nimmo cooled off a little last night, and had his first game without a hit in almost a week. He still leads...
Wheeler & D’Arnaud: Is the Mets future tandem nearing their debuts?
Last Night’s Quick Scores
Savannah (7-6) rocked the Greensboro Grasshoppers, 8-1
St. Lucie (9-4) dropped to the Charlotte Stone Crabs, 5-2
Binghamton (7-6) lost a close one to the Portland Sea Dogs, 1-0
Las Vegas (7-6) topped the Sacramento River Cats, 3-2
Brandon Nimmo had another...
After news broke that Mets top prospect Travis d’Arnaud suffered a non-displaced fracture in the first metarsal bone, it sent fans into a frenzy regarding d’Arnaud’s future with the team. Many people have been saying that it is not in the best interest of the franchise to keep d’Arnaud behind the plate as a catcher. I have heard numerous fans calling for the Mets to move...
It took a little longer than usual in the day, but finally had a bullpen collapse. There were two rounds, although the first is hard to put all on Bobby Parnell. The Mets were up 8-6 in the 8th inning. Using 3 relievers and only having one hit out of the infield the Rockies scored 2 runs to tie the game up. The first base runner was allowed via error and a seeming routine...
According to this tweet by Jon Heyman of CBS Sports, the Mets may have something cooking with the Texas Rangers who are seeking to move outfielder Julio Borbon.
Borbon, 27, was designated for assignment last week and the Rangers have until this afternoon to trade him or place him on irrevocable waivers. He has a slash of .283/.324/.358 over parts of four years in the majors.
Mets pitcher Matt Harvey hopes to record a single with Henrik Lundqvist, according to the NY Post.
Mets pitching phenom Matt Harvey rocks off the mound, too. He’s become pals with Ranger goalie...
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Give the Yankees credit, when they want to put on a show few do it better.
There was a moment of silence prior to the game – also one for former Giants player Pat Summerall – but a note of peace and unity on the scoreboard in honor of those killed and injured in Monday’s terrorist attack at the Boston Marathon.
It has become a...