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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 2-for-6 with a pair of solo home runs in Saturday's 15-2 demolition of the Dodgers.
The Mets racked up 21 hits in the big win. Duda might have only had two of those, but both left the ballpark. He did his damage against the Dodgers bullpen, launching a solo shot in the sixth inning and another in the seventh. The two dingers gave him 14 on the year. He's also driven in 40 runs and is slashing .238/.340/.430. All of these numbers are down from a breakout 2014 campaign, though Duda has had his moments this season. Jul 25 - 10:59 PM

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Lucas Duda is not in the Mets' lineup Monday.

He's getting a breather after Sunday's 18-inning marathon with the Cardinals. Eric Campbell is at first base in Duda's place.
Jul 20 - 4:40 PM

Lucas Duda went 1-for-2 with a solo home run in Saturday's win over the Diamondbacks.

Duda hit his solo shot off Diamondbacks starter Patrick Corbin to lead off the fifth inning. It was his 12th of the season. Duda's slashing .243/.346/.434 overall and has seen his numbers plummet in June and July after a strong start to the season. He's now homered in back-to-back games, though, which is hopefully a sign of things to come post-break.
Jul 11 - 6:51 PM

Lucas Duda launched a three-run home run in Friday's win over the Diamondbacks.

It was the first home run since June 18 for Duda, who has been in quite the slumber. He came into Friday's action hitting just .158 over his last 33 games. The light-hitting Mets desperately need more production from him.
Jul 10 - 10:20 PM

Lucas Duda is absent from the Mets' lineup Monday.

It's a day off for the slumping Duda, who is hitting just .170/.282/.250 since the beginning of June. Michael Cuddyer is at first base, with Kirk Nieuwenhuis covering left field.
Jul 6 - 6:47 PM

Lucas Duda went 0-for-3 with a pair of strikeouts in Thursday's loss to the Cubs.

Duda's played absolutely horrifically over the last month. While he's launched 10 homers and driven in 33, nine of those homers and 25 of those RBI were compiled during April and May. June was an unqualified disaster for the slugger, who hit just .187/.312/.264 over 91 at-bats. He's too good a hitter to remain in that trough forever, but there are few current signs that a hot streak is around the corner.
Jul 2 - 4:06 PM

Lucas Duda went 0-for-5 with four strikeouts against the Cubs on Wednesday.

Duda is hitting .177 with one homer in 26 games since the beginning of June. The Mets badly need him to recapture his April and May form if they're going to have any sort of offense at all.
Jul 1 - 10:50 PM

Lucas Duda hit his first homer since May 29 to give the Mets their only run in Thursday's loss.

Duda hit six homers in seven games from May 21-29, but he has just four homers over the rest of the season. Even though his average and OPS are up from last year, he's on pace to finish with 24 homers and 71 RBI, which isn't quite what his owners were hoping for.
Jun 18 - 10:27 PM

Lucas Duda went 2-for-5, knocking in the game-tying run and scoring the game-winning run in the 11th inning against the Blue Jays on Monday.

The Mets had fallen behind 3-2 in the top of the 11th, but Duda singled to left field. A misplay allowed Ruben Tejada to score from first base. Duda then promptly scored the walk-off run on a Wilmer Flores single. Duda has multi-hit games in three consecutive starts and is batting a solid .281/.385/.493 with nine home runs and 29 RBI.
Jun 15 - 11:05 PM

Lucas Duda (knee) is back in the Mets' lineup Tuesday.

Duda was hit in the right knee by a pitch Sunday and was too stiff to start Monday. He's back out there Tuesday, though, against Ian Kennedy and the Padres.
Jun 2 - 6:45 PM

Lucas Duda is not in the Mets' lineup Tuesday due to stiffness in his right knee.

Duda was hit by a pitch on the knee during Sunday's game. He was able to stay in that contest but obviously is feeling the effects a day later. The good news is that Duda thinks he'll be fine to play on Tuesday. Michael Cuddyer is at first base Monday, with Darrell Ceciliani covering left field.
Jun 1 - 6:49 PM

Lucas Duda blasted a solo home run Friday against the Marlins.

Duda, who went 1-for-4 in the loss, has now gone deep six times in his last seven games. Through 48 games, the 29-year-old owns a healthy .304/.397/.550 batting line to go along with nine home runs and 24 RBI. Suddenly he's right on pace to duplicate his power production from last season.
May 29 - 9:40 PM

Lucas Duda hit a pair of solo home runs and a double in a 3-for-4 effort Wednesday as the Mets topped the Phillies.

Duda started the scoring in the first inning with a solo shot off of Sean O'Sullivan. He victimized O'Sullivan again in the fifth with another solo blast, the last of four home runs the Mets hit against the Phillies' right-hander. Duda also had a multi-homer game on May 21, giving him five in his last six games. He has eight total on the season along with 23 RBI and a .305/.400/.539 batting line.
May 27 - 3:50 PM

Lucas Duda (hamstring) is back in the Mets' starting lineup on Monday against the Phillies.

Duda tweaked his right hamstring while running to second base Saturday. It obviously wasn't a serious issue. The 29-year-old first baseman is batting .293/.385/.478 with five home runs and 19 RBI in 44 games this season. Juan Lagares (shoulder) is also back Monday.
May 25 - 10:21 AM

Lucas Duda is not in the Mets' lineup Sunday due to a tight hamstring.

Duda tweaked the hamstring on a play at second base Saturday. It doesn't sound like more than a day-to-day concern, but the Mets will be careful. Michael Cuddyer is at first base Sunday, with John Mayberry covering left field.
May 24 - 10:44 AM

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Travis d'Arnaud
2Kevin Plawecki
1B1Lucas Duda
2B1Wilmer Flores
SS1Ruben Tejada
3B1Juan Uribe
2Daniel Murphy
3Kelly Johnson
LF1Michael Cuddyer
2Michael Conforto
3Cesar Puello
CF1Juan Lagares
2Kirk Nieuwenhuis
RF1Curtis Granderson
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Matt Harvey
2Jacob deGrom
3Jon Niese
4Bartolo Colon
5Noah Syndergaard
6Steven Matz
7Rafael Montero
8Zack Wheeler
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Jeurys Familia
2Tyler Clippard
3Jenrry Mejia
4Bobby Parnell
5Carlos Torres
6Jerry Blevins
7Alex Torres
8Sean Gilmartin
9Hansel Robles
10Logan Verrett
11Erik Goeddel
12Josh Edgin
13Buddy Carlyle