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A Frustrated Lucas Duda Owns Up To Offensive Struggles

Lucas Duda continues to struggle mightily at the plate and Wednesday night’s 0-for-5 performance with four strikeouts might have been his worst showing yet. He followed that up with another hitless performance and two more strikeouts in the 6-1 loss in the series finale against the Cubs. “It’s a pretty prolonged stretch for me, just because I’m not doing the things I’m...
Via Mets Merized Online
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Lucas Duda takes ownership for Mets' offensive ineptitude

There are plenty of reasons why the New York Mets aren't putting runs on the board, but first baseman Lucas Duda thinks he's played a major role in the club's inability to score. "Essentially, it's centered around me," Duda said of the Mets' offensive struggles. The team has scored a total of 23 runs in the past two weeks, averaging 1.6 runs per game over a span 14 games. "I'm not...
Via Fox Sports
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Lucas Duda Batting .177 Since June 1st

Lucas Duda continues to struggle mightily at the plate and last night’s 0-for-5 performance with four strikeouts might have been his worst showing yet. Since June 1, Duda is batting just .177 with one home run and 30 strikeouts and get this… a .264 slugging percentage and OPS+ of 86. He’s not making any contact and he looks like a deer in the headlights when he’s up at the...
Via Mets Merized Online
4 days ago  |  Discuss

MMO Players of the Week: Lucas Duda Is An All-Star

What an interesting week this was. Just when we thought the Mets were about to take a nosedive after a absolutely brutal series against the Pirates, they turned it around. Granted, three of their four wins this week (they went 4-2 with an off day) were against the Phillies, but wins are wins and as long as the Mets can continue beating up on bad teams, even if they aren’t so hot...
Via Mets Merized Online
June 01, 2015  |  Discuss

Lucas Duda Made Right Call Turning Down Mets Three-Year Extension

After hitting a career high 30 home runs in 2014, Lucas Duda got off to a slow start in the power department this season, prompting some concern. However, he has certainly picked up the pace in the past week. Duda hit a solo home run in the fourth inning of Friday night’s 4-3 loss to the Miami Marlins. The Mets first baseman now has six home runs over his last five games and three...
Via Mets Merized Online
May 30, 2015  |  Discuss

Power finally showing up in the bats of Lucas Duda, others

After a slow start to the season in the power department, Mets hitting coach Kevin Long said that he wasn’t worried, and the home runs would come. And come they have. Over the past seven days, Mets hitters have clobbered 10 home runs, tied for fifth-most in baseball in that time.  Lucas Duda has five alone, Michael Cuddyer – who everyone was writing off for dead a week ago –...
May 29, 2015  |  Discuss

Lucas Duda is Turning Into a Legitimate All-Star First Basemen

Lucas Duda #21 of the New York Mets hits a home run scoring teammate Daniel Murphy #28 in the eighth inning against the Houston Astros at Citi Field. (Mandatory Credit: ESPN/Getty Images) Last season Lucas Duda made a name for himself by putting up 30 homeruns and driving in 95 RBIs. He proved to the Mets that they made the right decision in choosing him over Ike Davis for their...
Via The Sports Journal
May 27, 2015  |  Discuss

Lucas Duda, Everyday Player

Over the last six months, Lucas Duda has probably heard a lot about last season’s .180 batting average against left-handers. A quick search reveals more than half a million hits for “Lucas Duda .180” and all the results in the first five pages were relevant. Fortunately for Duda, that unsightly .180 batting average in just […]
Via Fangraphs
May 22, 2015  |  Discuss

Lucas Duda is your Mets MVP candidate

Disclaimer, this article was written before Sunday’s game. When discussing pure power, Lucas Duda measures toe to toe with some of the elite hitters in the game. His two home runs so far this season have traveled 369 ft and 436 ft, and his average home run traveled over 403 ft last year, well above league average according to Hittrackeronline. Duda’s weakness has always been...
April 28, 2015  |  Discuss

The pros and cons of trading Lucas Duda

As the trade deadline draws uncomfortably close, the question looms whether or not the Mets will be buyers or sellers. Mets GM Sandy Alderson has been on record as saying the next ten games will decide the team’s fate. While there have been rumors abounding that link the Mets to trading veterans like Bartolo Colon and even All Star Daniel Murphy at one point, there is one player...
July 24, 2014  |  Discuss

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