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Lucas Duda | First Baseman

Team: New York Mets
Age / DOB:  (29) / 2/3/1986
Ht / Wt:  6'4" / 256
Bats / Throws: Left / Right
College: Southern Cal
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Lucas Duda went yard twice, but the Mets still lost to the Phillies on Tuesday.
Duda put the Mets on the board with a solo home run to center field in the fourth inning, making it a 3-1 game. He then attempted to spark a comeback, drilling a two-run shot off of Ken Giles in the ninth inning, reducing the deficit to 4-3. The homers were part of a 3-for-5 effort for the first baseman. Duda is now hitting .249/.356/.497 with 27 home runs and 73 RBI on the year. Sep 29 - 9:56 PM

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Lucas Duda is absent from the Mets' lineup Sunday.

Duda is resting along with many other Mets regulars. Anthony Recker is at first base.
Sep 27 - 10:09 AM

Lucas Duda slugged a grand slam in the Mets' defeat of the Reds on Saturday afternoon in Cincinnati.

It was a first-inning shot off Reds starter John Lamb that set the tone for the Mets' big postseason-clinching blowout win. Duda hit two three-run homers on Friday night and also had a huge performance Saturday. He's batting .246/.354/.482 with 25 home runs and 70 RBI in 130 games this season for the NL East champions.
Sep 26 - 7:16 PM

Lucas Duda hit a pair of three-run homers in Friday's win over the Reds.

His six RBI gave him a new career-high. Duda has been swinging the bat much better over the past couple of days, an encouraging sign as the Mets move toward the postseason. He now has six multi-homer games this season, which ties him with Chris Davis and Carlos Gonzalez for the MLB lead.
Sep 25 - 11:26 PM

Lucas Duda doubled twice and walked versus the Reds on Thursday.

Duda had been doing more walking than hitting since returning from his back injury, but he had a nice game tonight. The two RBI he collected matched his total from his previous 41 at-bats this month.
Sep 24 - 11:10 PM

Lucas Duda went 2-for-4 with a solo home run and a double in Friday's win over the Yankees.

Duda's second-inning solo homer off Yankees starter Masahiro Tanaka put the Mets on the board. He would later add a double to finish 2-for-4 in the contest. For the season, the 29-year-old first baseman is hitting .242/.345/.463 with 22 homers and 58 RBI. The numbers have dipped after a fantastic 2014 campaign, but he's continued to provide decent power for the division-leading Mets.
Sep 18 - 11:04 PM

Lucas Duda is not in the Mets' lineup Wednesday.

He's sitting in favor of Eric Campbell with the Marlins throwing a lefty. Duda has actually hit .291/.339/.518 against southpaws this season.
Sep 16 - 3:15 PM

Lucas Duda will bat seventh Tuesday against the Marlins.

Duda batted seventh against left-hander Justin Nicolino on Monday and he'll remain there with righty Tom Koehler on the hill. The 29-year-old is hitting just .136 (3-for-22) with zero homers since coming off the disabled list.
Sep 15 - 3:19 PM

Lucas Duda is not in the Mets starting lineup for Saturday's game against the Braves.

It appears to be nothing more than a day of rest for Duda who recently returned from a strained lower back. Daniel Murphy will once again start at first base and bat cleanup for the Mets against Williams Perez and the Braves.
Sep 12 - 3:48 PM

Lucas Duda (back) returned to the Mets' lineup Tuesday against the Nationals.

Duda, who was activated from the disabled list Monday, will bat fifth in his return to the Mets. The 29-year-old hasn't played since August 21 due to a lower back strain.
Sep 8 - 3:41 PM

Mets activated 1B Lucas Duda from the 15-day disabled list.

Duda is not in the Mets' starting lineup on Monday afternoon against the Nationals, but he will be available off the bench. The first baseman missed a little over two weeks with a lower back strain. He's slashing .247/.346/.472 with 21 home runs and 56 RBI in 113 games this season for the leaders of the National League East.
Sep 7 - 10:17 AM

Pedro Lopez, the manager of Double-A Binghamton, confirmed Sunday that Lucas Duda has ended his minor league rehab assignment and will be activated from the disabled list on Monday.

The Mets could certainly use his big bat back in the lineup with a critical series against the Nationals looming. Before he landed on the shelf, Duda was hitting .247/.346/.472 with 21 homers and 56 RBI in 113 games.
Sep 6 - 9:48 PM

Lucas Duda (back) will begin a rehab assignment with Double-A Binghamton on Saturday.

Duda hasn't recovered quite as quickly as hoped from a thoracic herniation in his back, but it does look like he'll be activated in a few days. The Mets figure to be careful with his playing time down the stretch.
Sep 4 - 10:43 AM

Lucas Duda (back) swung a bat Wednesday for the first time since his back injury.

Duda won't come off the disabled list when first eligible on Sunday, but it's still a step in the right direction. Duda hit the DL on August 22 with a small thoracic herniation in his back. With minor league seasons winding down Duda might need to do all his rehab with the Mets, but he won't be rushed back now that rosters have expanded and the Mets have a lead in the NL East. Still, Duda should be back sometime this month.
Sep 2 - 7:34 PM

Lucas Duda (back) is not expected to be activated from the disabled list when first eligible on September 6.

Mets manager Terry Collins hasn't officially ruled Duda out for this weekend, but it's looking very unlikely since he's yet to be cleared to take any swings. Duda is dealing with a small thoracic disc herniation in his back and has been taking anti-inflammatories and doing exercises to combat the issue. More should be known on his status later in the week.
Aug 31 - 4:19 PM

Depth Charts

C1Travis d'Arnaud
2Kevin Plawecki
3Anthony Recker
4Johnny Monell
1B1Lucas Duda
2B1Daniel Murphy
2Kelly Johnson
3Dilson Herrera
SS1Wilmer Flores
2Ruben Tejada
3Wilfredo Tovar
3B1David Wright
2Juan Uribe
3Eric Campbell
LF1Michael Conforto
2Michael Cuddyer
CF1Yoenis Cespedes
2Juan Lagares
3Kirk Nieuwenhuis
4Eric Young Jr.
RF1Curtis Granderson
Starting Pitcher
S1Matt Harvey
2Jacob deGrom
3Jon Niese
4Bartolo Colon
5Noah Syndergaard
6Steven Matz
7Logan Verrett
8Rafael Montero
9Zack Wheeler
Relief Pitcher
R1Jeurys Familia
2Tyler Clippard
3Addison Reed
4Hansel Robles
5Carlos Torres
6Sean Gilmartin
7Eric O'Flaherty
8Bobby Parnell
9Erik Goeddel
10Dario Alvarez
11Tim Stauffer
12Jerry Blevins
13Buddy Carlyle
14Josh Edgin