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Topic - Lucas Duda
A baserunning blunder contributed to another extra-inning loss for the Philadelphia Phillies.
Yet another extra-inning game was fine by the New York Mets, provided they won.
Sloppy in the field and punchless at the plate. The past two days in New York were ugly ones for the Pittsburgh Pirates.
It's no secret: Bartolo Colon simply sticks with his fastball.
The Mets are going to need more from Lucas Duda and Chris Young if their lineup is going to have any success.
The stands were filled and the fences were much closer. Chris Young and the New York Mets certainly enjoyed the cozy confines across town.
An ailing Mark Teixeira hobbled to first base and waited for a pinch-runner.
Michael Wacha was too wild in the wind and Matt Carpenter got tagged out at the plate.
With a 360-foot relay in the ninth inning, the New York Mets prevented a hard-fought victory from vanishing in the wind.
Craig Kimbrel hardly ever needs help with the ninth inning. He got some Saturday night.
Billy Hamilton has been too fast for everyone besides the Mets.
Lucas Duda made the Mets look awfully smart, for one night at least.
Lucas Duda is getting a chance to be the New York Mets' regular first baseman - and making the most of it right away.
Given an invitation to make the roster after injury-plagued seasons, John Lannan and Kevin Slowey both took positive steps Saturday in their spring debuts.
Ike Davis hit a long two-run homer, and prospects Rafael Montero and Jacob DeGrom combined to throw four perfect innings as the New York Mets lost to the Washington Nationals 5-4 Friday in the first spring training game for both teams.
"It's both physically and mentally draining," he said. "Just continue to go. They have to play, too."
"I was lucky enough to square a ball up," Duda said. "I was just trying to hit it hard."