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VIDEO: Lucas Duda’s 446 Foot Blast Of A Home Run vs Seattle

With the Mets leading 2-1 in the top of the 8th inning, Lucas Duda came up to bat and put a charge into one that only landed because Safeco Field happened to get in the way. Your browser does not support iframes. The reaction as the ball was leaving the park from Seattle pitcher Tom Wilhelmsen was even better… Wilhelmsen's face after Duda's bomb says it all…. #Mets #Mariners...
Via The Daily Stache
7 hours ago  |  Discuss

Lucas Duda: The Mets Most Pleasant Surprise in 2014

Nobody wanted Ike Davis patrolling the first base bag at Citi Field this year more than me. In several posts over the off-season I outlined my arguments why I believed that if the Mets chose to go within the organization at first base it made baseball sense that Davis was their man. Recent history with losing Beltran and Reyes and Dickey readied me to lose Ike as well. Making the...
Via Mets Merized Online
1 day ago  |  Discuss

MMO First Half Report Cards: No Straight A’s, But Plenty Of High Marks

With the All-Star Break behind us, we’re officially into the 2nd half of the 2014 MLB season. Over the break, I opened up a roundtable and invited some other MMO writers to chime in with their grades. How did the Mets do on their first-term report card? Keep reading to find out! INFIELDERS   Lucas Duda, 1B: Duda won the 1st base competition over Ike Davis, leading to the trade...
Via Mets Merized Online
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Lucas Duda: Offensive Force

Slowly but surely, Lucas Duda has emerged into the middle of the order hitter that this team has needed him to be. Currently sitting at 14 HRs and 48 RBIs, Duda is on pace for 24 HRs and 83 RBIs. Both of these totals would shatter his previous career highs. Duda’s triple slash line at the moment is .254/.351/.478 and that is good for an .829 OPS. At the beginning of the season...
Via The Daily Stache
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Lucas Duda could use a platoon partner

Now in his fourth full-season spent on a major league roster, and the first in which he’s been afforded adequate playing time, Lucas Duda is blossoming right before our very eyes. Is he a star? No.  But is he developing into a good first baseman? Yes. After getting off to a slow start, he hit his stride in June, raising his season hitting line to .252/.344/.473 to go along with...
16 days ago  |  Discuss

Lucas Duda Is Finally Looking Like An Everyday Player

Duda may lumber around the bases, but it’s his other lumber we care most about. Coming into the season, Lucas Duda found himself in the awkward position of being in a platoon at first base with a player who, like him, batted from the left side of the plate.  Over the first two-plus weeks of the season, Duda and Ike Davis shared starting duties at first base, with Duda penciled...
Via Mets Merized Online
17 days ago  |  Discuss

Jam It or Cram It: The Duda Abides

Way out east there was this fella... fella I wanna tell ya about. Fella by the name of Lucas Duda. At least that was the handle his loving parents gave him, but he never had much use for it himself. Mr. Duda, he called himself "The Dude". Now, "Dude" - that's a name no one would self-apply where I come from – especially one with a career average of .247...
Via Razzball
24 days ago  |  Discuss

Jose Abreu and Lucas Duda: What Could Have Been and What Is…

Yes, I know, I know, I know…Jose Abreu has 25 home runs and looks like the second coming of Hank Greenberg. I know, I know, I know… We should of signed him. But don’t you think 28 other teams are thinking the same thing right about now? Sometimes, the unlikely happens and a prospect actually matches or exceeds the hype. That’s certainly what has happened here and it’s too...
Via Mets Merized Online
25 days ago  |  Discuss

What’s driving Lucas Duda’s surge? It’s not BABIP

Wednesday night’s homer was just the latest piece of good news for Lucas Duda in his month-long hot streak. In his last 27 games, Duda has a .291/.410/.628 line, good for a 1.038 OPS. Perhaps the most interesting thing of all is that while this is outstanding production, it’s been compiled with just a .306 BABIP. Typically, non-stars would need a BABIP of around .375 or more...
27 days ago  |  Discuss

New York Mets: Grading the first third of the season

It’s tough to get a read on a team that is as inconsistent as the New York Mets have been this season. That said, it’s important to stop and evaluate what has been good and what has been bad. Offense Power This is a department where the Mets have struggled in recent years and this year is not an exception. The team leader is Lucas Duda with 8 home runs. While he is on pace for...
June 06, 2014  |  Discuss
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