Matt Harvey was the star of the show last night, as he pitched an outstanding game leading the Mets to a win over Stephen Strasburg. But clearly the other story line of the game was the Mets getting two home runs apiece from their lefty power hitters Ike Davis and Lucas Duda. It was the first time in the majors that they both hit two home runs in the same game.
Both Davis and Duda came up in the 2010 season, so on first glance it seems a bit odd that this is the first time they both went yard twice in the same game. However, while they have similar MLB experience, circumstance has kept them from both being in the lineup (and productive) at the same time.
Davis came up early in the 2010 season, while Duda did not debut until a September call-up. The Mets were hoping both would be productive players throughout the 2011 season. But Davis got hurt and missed most of the year. Duda got off to a slow start and when he started hitting, Davis was on the shelf.
Again in 2012, the M...