Lucas Duda is Heating Up at the Plate

During yesterday afternoon’s 3-1 victory over the Washington Nationals, New York Mets right fielder Lucas Duda blasted a two-run homerun in the top of the fifth inning to give the Mets a lead they would not relinquish.  The two-run jack was his team-leading 10th home run of the season and fifth over his last eight games. He has collected a hit in seven of those eight contests, going 10-for-28 with 12 runs batted in, while improving his season average to .262 in the process:

Are we finally starting to see the Lucas Duda that Mets fans got so excited about last year?  I think so.  This recent power surge has been big for the Mets, especially considering the struggles of Ike Davis, who was going to be relied upon for offense going into the season.  Now, the Mets are finding power from Duda, and Scott Hairston, and have allowed that to carry them to 6 over .500, and 1.5 games back of the first place Washington Nationals.

If Duda can keep this going and the Mets can start getting some power from Davis, and the homer-less Daniel Murphy, this team will continue to solidify their standing as worthy competitors this season, in what is shaping up to be a very deep National Least East division.

 

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