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Despite Duda's 3 HRs, Mets a mess in loss to Padres

NEW YORK Wilmer Flores wiped away tears as he warmed up at shortstop for the eighth inning, thinking he was being traded from the organization he joined as a teenager. Manager Terry Collins left the rookie out there. He was trying to win a game and had no idea why Flores was crying. It turned out Flores became emotional over a rumor: General manager Sandy Alderson said there was...
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What is happening with Lucas Duda’s production?

Mets first baseman Lucas Duda’s season has been enigmatic. An electric start appeared to prove his breakout 2014 was no fluke, but with Travis d’Arnaud and David Wright both on the disabled list, his production quickly fell. So what should one make of Duda’s season and recent power surge? Duda has produced a .771 on-base plus slugging (OPS) in 2015, more similar to his 2013...
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Watch Lucas Duda Blast Longest HR Ever Hit By Met At Citi Field

Lucas Duda’s home run on Tuesday night against the San Diego Padres, was the longest homer ever hit by a Mets player at Citi Field, according to ESPN Stats & Info. A blast that measured 462 feet, Duda’s two-run shot came off right-hander James Shields and it scored Daniel Murphy to give the Mets an […]
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1 day ago  |  Discuss

Lucas Duda Sighting At Citi Field… No Not That One, The Good One

He’s Baa-aack… Or maybe not, but during the Mets 4-2 win over the Arizona Diamondbacks, there was an actual Lucas Duda sighting at Citi Field No, not that wind-sucking Lucas Duda we’ve seen over the last two months, but the deluxe version we remember from April and May when he boasted a .989 OPS. For the first time since June 18, Duda blasted a home run – a three-run shot...
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18 days ago  |  Discuss

Duda’s Struggles Continue, Team Has No Answers

Lucas Duda continues to struggle mightily at the plate and despite all the mental breaks, games off, extra batting practice, and watching videos with Kevin Long, nothing seems to be working. “It’s a pretty prolonged stretch for me, just because I’m not doing the things I’m capable of,” Duda told reporters. Duda, who has just one home run since May 29,  produced a .576...
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19 days ago  |  Discuss

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...
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26 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
27 days ago  |  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

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...
August 01, 2014  |  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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