Originally posted on Mets Merized Online  |  Last updated 4/13/13
Not snow, nor sleet, nor rain or hail could keep John Buck from belting his sixth home run – a grand slam. Another game, another highlight. That’s what the season has been like for Mets catcher John Buck who belted a grand slam and scored two runs last night against the Twins. Buck is now batting .351/.350/.865 with an incredible 1.215 OPS on the season with a National League leading six home runs and 19 RBI and tied for tops in the Majors with Baltimore’s Chris Davis. The RBIs put him in some impressive company: Terry Collins is at the point where when he needs a big hit, he believes Buck will come through for him every time. “Right now, you’re almost starting to take it for granted. When you need a big hit, he’s going to get it. And he’s going to drive in runs when he gets his hit. It’s just amazing.” Collins added that once Ike Davis get it going, the Mets will have a formidable middle of the order with Wright, Buck and Davis. John Buck has hit a home run in four straight games ...
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