Originally written on Mets Merized Online  |  Last updated 2/25/13
Collin Cowgill is making gritty fashionable again for the Mets. Lucas Duda did not start tonight’s 6-4 exhibition game loss against Washington, and won’t be in the lineup tomorrow. Look for him Wednesday or Thursday. In his first two games, Duda went 0-for-7 with six strikeouts, and told reporters today, “we’re not going to hit the panic just yet.’’ The Mets will opt for extra work in the batting cage instead.Duda, who underwent wrist surgery in the offseason, began to swing the bat in late January rather than December, and has been limited so far this spring, and manager Terry Collins attributes that to his early problems. This is a good tact to take with Duda, who is being heavily counted on this year to fill voids in left field and power production. Collins said this is not a demotion and doesn’t want to embarrass Duda, and believes this is the best way to restore his confidence, which can’t be too high right about now. As of now, Duda is penciled in as the left fielder, but cent...
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