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Monday afternoon MetsBlog had an “Ask the Booth” section where it invited readers to submit a question for the SNY announcers to read on the air and answer. Here was my submission:
Question: Why do the Mets keep Lucas Duda in the OF when he is terrible defensively there? If it’s to keep from hurting Ike Davis‘ feelings — hasn’t Davis done enough to hurt the Mets when he was in New York? He doesn’t need to continue to hurt us while he fails in Las Vegas, too.
So, imagine my surprise when I got home after 10 PM and see that the Mets game not only was not over, but it hadn’t even started. And to add to my satisfaction, Duda started the game at first base, with Daniel Murphy back at second.
Duda had a really good game, too. He went 4-for-4 with a double, just missing a HR when a ball he hit to right center hit against the wall, two-thirds of the way up. It was the third 4-hit game in Duda’s career in the majors, his first since 2011, which also came against the Braves.
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Table of Contents
Here’s the table of contents for today’s edition of the Daily Notes.
1. A Brief Review of Zack Wheeler’s Debut Start
2. Today’s MLB.TV Free Game
3. Today’s Complete Schedule
A Brief Review of Zack Wheeler’s Debut Start
Prized Mets right-handed prospect Zack Wheeler made his major-league debut on Tuesday. What follows is a brief review of...
New York Mets vs Atlanta Braves
Turner Field, Atlanta • 7:10 PM
Shaun Macum (0-8, 5.43) vs Kris Medlen (3-7, 3.09)
Eric Young, Jr. – CF
Daniel Murphy – 2B
David Wright – 3B
Marlon Byrd – RF
Lucas Duda – 1B
John Buck – C
Kirk Nieuwenhuis – LF
Omar Quintanilla – SS
Shaun Marcum – RHP
The Mets have placed Scott Atchison on the disabled...
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Mets begin a five-game series with the Braves. First game in the showdown starts at 7:10 PM
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