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Lucas Duda blasts Athletics, then becomes talk of town as Mets win 8-5

Normally, Lucas Duda just carries a big stick and lets that do the talking for him. The Mets first baseman is an extremely quiet person who seems uncomfortable talking about himself. Wednesday, however, Duda not only carried the Mets with his bat, but made a big statement — for himself — as well. Duda crushed a three-run homer to lead the Mets to an 8-5 win over the A’s at...
Via Pro Sports Daily
8 hours ago  |  Discuss

Lucas Duda emerging as the future of the Mets

Lucas Duda – Photo Credit – Chris Swann   Let’s face it, the 4th place New York Mets haven’t been a good team since two consecutive September collapses in 2007 and 08′. They have been rebuilding — although they might not admit it, since that time. Through all of these tough times, they have watched players like Johan Santana deteriorate due to injuries, Jose Reyes leave...
Via Hot Stove MLB
1 day ago  |  Discuss

GIF: Lucas Duda & Travis d’Arnaud Hit Back To Back Home Runs

Nothing like a lovely Sunday afternoon watching the Mets beating up the Phillies in Philly again. This time the damage came in the 5th inning, with the Mets up 4-1, as Lucas Duda and Travis d’Arnaud staged their own personal home run derby. Duda and d'Arnaud hit back to back HRs on consecutive pitches in the 5th #Mets — Kevin (@MetsKevin11) August...
Via The Daily Stache
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Being aggressive: Why Lucas Duda is having a career season.

There have been a few articles from fellow Mets360 writers this week on Lucas Duda and I wanted to delve a bit deeper for those people who might have been interested as to exactly why Duda is having a career season. For the majority of Duda’s career, he’s been in a battle to fight for the right to be the Mets everyday first baseman. He’s shown lots of promise, such as in 2011...
19 days ago  |  Discuss

Travis d’Arnaud, Lucas Duda and post-deadline stories to watch

The trade deadline has come and gone and Daniel Murphy is still a Met, Hooray!  Murphy is a big part of the new “soul” of the franchise and, as the Mets slowly round into respectability, I’d like him to stay a part of it.  The trade deadline was particularly good for some teams, like Boston, and particularly bad for others, like Philadelphia.  As much as I’d have been...
19 days ago  |  Discuss

Lucas Duda is a key part to build around

With the season he is having, Lucas Duda has squarely put many of his detractors in the background. Duda has already posted career bests in home runs, RBI, doubles and runs scored with 56 games left to play and Terry Collins hinting that we might see Duda getting some starts against lefties. This is a huge change from last year at this time, where many doubted whether Duda was...
20 days ago  |  Discuss

The Lucas Duda Experiment

The New York Mets traded Ike Davis to the Pittsburgh Pirates earlier this season, opening up the 1B position full time for Lucas Duda. Today, in a 11-2 beating of the Philadelphia Phillies, Dude hit his 19th home run of the season and picked up his 58th, 59th and 60th run batted in.  It was his 5th HR since the All-Star break, behind just Carlos Santana and tied with Anthony...
Via We Talk Fantasy Sports
22 days ago  |  Discuss

With homeruns in 4 of 6, Lucas Duda stays hot (Week 17 MLB Transaction Trends)

After entering the season as Ike Davis‘ backup at first base, Duda has run away with the job and forced Davis’ trade to the Pirates with his breakout year at the plate. He has career highs in home runs, steals, ISO, OBP and SLG%, and is well on his way to setting a new bar for plate appearances, runs and RBI. His HR/FB ratio (15.5%) is a tad high, but the split’s on a steady...
Via Fantasy Sports Locker Room
23 days ago  |  Discuss

Connor’s Korner: Appreciating Lucas Duda

Lucas Duda came through once again yesterday, hitting another crucial home run that would be the difference in the game. The home run was his 18th of the season, tied for sixth best in the National League and second among National League first basemen. Going into yesterday’s game, he was tied for 16th in all of baseball in wRC+. In roughly the same sample size as this season, Duda...
Via Mets Merized Online
24 days ago  |  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...
28 days ago  |  Discuss
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