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Mets By The Numbers: Lucas Duda Cleaned Up At Cleanup

It’s been an exciting postseason so far, one packed with plenty of memorable moments including dramatic comebacks, some thrilling clutch at-bats, and no lack of phenomenal pitching performances. This is what baseball is all about. All of that said, I’m still bored out of my mind with the Mets on the sidelines for yet another October. One of our readers brought something to my...
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5 days ago  |  Discuss

Can We Pencil Lucas Duda In For 30 Home Runs Next Year?

Lucas Duda and Ike Davis rode on very different paths to the major leagues. Davis was a first-round draft pick in 2008 while Duda had to wait until round seven to hear his name read one year earlier. Big things were expected from Davis who has a major league pedigree in place. Duda always seemed like a guy that could develop into an effective power hitter but would likely struggle...
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14 days ago  |  Discuss

Is Lucas Duda the right fit at first base?

As it seems Lucas Duda proved his worth, at least for the time being in the eyes of the Mets management and fanbase, this season by putting up 30 homers, albeit hitting poorly against lefties. He hit well against righties with a slash line of .273/.372/.543, but against lefties he only managed to have a slash line of .180/.264/.252. Duda had significantly more at-bats against...
16 days ago  |  Discuss

Lucas Duda and the importance of 30 home runs

Lucas Duda hit his 30th home run of the 2014 season on the final day of play. It was significant for more than just a career stat line. It is a pivotal piece to the continued development of the players around him in the lineup. The Mets finally have a seemingly reliable source of power to hold down the cleanup spot in the order, and that could benefit everyone top to bottom. Duda’s...
23 days ago  |  Discuss

New York Mets end season with a win, a milestone and a retirement

The New York Mets put a close to their 2014 season on Sunday afternoon with a handy 8-3 victory over the Houston Astros. The Mets finish the season at 79-83 and in a tie for second place with the Atlanta Braves. While not a season that lived up to everyone’s expectations-11 wins short if we want to be precise-there are many positives to build off for 2015. Some negatives of course...
24 days ago  |  Discuss

Duda Vows To Hit Better Against LHP Next Season

Wow, what a game, what a finish, what a shot by Lucas Duda… Who says meaningless games in September all have to be dull and boring? What I loved most about Duda’s walk-off home run, besides the clang it made when it struck the foul pole, was that he hit it off lefthander Tony Sipp.  If there’s a knock on Lucas Duda, it’s undoubtedly his profound struggles against lefthanded...
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25 days ago  |  Discuss

Braves fan catches HR ball in popcorn bucket (Video)

An Atlanta Braves fan used his bucket of popcorn to catch a home run ball during Friday night's game against the visiting New York Mets.It happened in the top of the sixth as Mets batter Lucas Duda hit the two-run shot to right field. The fan didn't have a glove, so he used his bucket of popcorn to make the grab. The fan was able to protect his wife and kids and retain...
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September 20, 2014  |  Discuss

WATCH: Braves fan catches homer in popcorn bucket

The story here isn’t Lucas Duda homering off of Julio Teheran to give the Mets a 2-0 lead. No, it’s this Braves fan catching the homer in his bucket of popcorn. Nice play, man. I’d make a Falcons joke, but considering they destroyed the Bucs on Thursday night, I think they’re just fine with receivers right now. The post Braves fan catches homer in popcorn bucket appeared...
Via The Outside Corner
September 19, 2014  |  Discuss

Can We Really Trust Lucas Duda?

On August 1st, Lucas Duda was batting .263. He had driven in 61 runs and had 20 home runs under his belt. Since that date, his numbers have slipped drastically. This morning he wakes up to a .248 batting average and has added 7 more home runs. The numbers tell the story of an emerging slugger at first base. The eye test tells a slightly different tale. Since Duda went on his home...
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September 17, 2014  |  Discuss

New York Mets: reevaluating Travis d’Arnaud

The New York Mets scored 14 runs last night (!!) so it’s probably a good day to reflect on some offensive production. Specifically, it’s a good time to reevaluate Travis d’Arnaud. d’Arnaud’s struggles early in the season were very well documented and he certainly deserved the demotion he received. But he’s been a completely different player since he’s returned. A batting...
September 06, 2014  |  Discuss
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