Lucas Duda

Mets catcher Travis d’Arnaud, right, scoops up a late throw as the Cubs’ Anthony Rizzo scores during the fifth inning on Aug. 18, 2014, at Citi Field. (Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images)

Torres Shines, But Mets’ Offense Just Brutal In Loss To Cubs

Kyle Hendricks and two relievers held New York to four or fewer hits for the fifth straight game, Anthony Rizzo and Javier Baez hit long homers, and the Chicago Cubs rallied for a 4-1 victory over the Mets on Monday.

08/18/2014

Lucas Duda (Photo by Jim McIsaac/Getty Images), Juan Lagares (Photo by Jim McIsaac/Getty Images) and Travis d'Arnaud (Photo by Mike Stobe/Getty Images)

Kallet: Unlikely Trio Is Making Mets’ Future Look Even Brighter

Fast forward to mid-August, and Travis d’Arnaud, Lucas Duda and Juan Lagares have made tremendous progress — and taken their games to new levels.

08/18/2014

Terry Collins (Photo by Denis Poroy/Getty Images)

Palladino: Do The Right Thing And Get Terry Collins Some Big Bats

Mets brass has gone halfway with Collins, and that beats the heck out of the alternative. But they’ll do him an even greater service by actually spending some money this offseason.

08/15/2014

Lucas Duda #21 of the New York Mets singles and scores Curtis Granderson #3 during the 11th inning in a game at Citizens Bank Park on August 9, 2014 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. The New York Mets beat the Philadelphia Phillies 2-1. (Photo by Rich Schultz/Getty Images)

Duda’s Hit In 11th Lifts Mets Over Phillies 2-1

Lucas Duda singled home the go-ahead run with one out in the 11th inning to lead the New York Mets to a 2-1 victory over the Philadelphia Phillies on Saturday night.

08/09/2014

The Mets’ Zack Wheeler pitches in the first inning against the Philadelphia Phillies at Citi Field on July 30, 2014. (Photo by Jim McIsaac/Getty Images)

Murphy, Duda Lead The Hit Parade As Mets Destroy Phillies

Daniel Murphy hit a three-run homer to back up Zack Wheeler’s sixth straight strong start, and the New York Mets routed the Philadelphia Phillies 11-2 on Wednesday afternoon.

07/30/2014

Jacob Degrom #48 of the New York Mets pitches during the first inning of the game against the Milwaukee Brewers at Miller Park on July 27, 2014 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. (Photo by Mike McGinnis/Getty Images)

Schwei’s Mets Notebook: DeGrom Keeps Rolling, Duda The Slugger And More

According to the Elias Sports Bureau, deGrom became the first rookie in club history to win four consecutive games in one season while pitching at least six innings and allowing no more than one run in each game.

07/28/2014

Lucas Duda of the New York Mets runs the bases after hitting a two-run homer in the top of the ninth inning against the Milwaukee Brewers at Miller Park on July 25, 2014. (Photo by Mike McGinnis/Getty Images)

Win Of The Year: Mets Stun Brewers On Duda’s Blast In The 9th

Lucas Duda hit a two-run home run in the top of the ninth inning to lead the New York Mets to a 3-2 victory over the Milwaukee Brewers on Friday night.

07/25/2014

MILWAUKEE, WI - JULY 24:  Dillon Gee #35 of the New York Mets pitches during the first inning against the Milwaukee Brewers at Miller Park on July 24, 2014 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. (Photo by Mike McGinnis/Getty Images)

Brewers Pour It On, Coast Past Gee, Mets 9-1

Matt Garza allowed two hits over eight innings to rebound from a horrendous outing and Ryan Braun hit one of three homers for the Milwaukee Brewers in a 9-1 victory Thursday night.

07/24/2014

Bobby Abreu #53 of the New York Mets singles in the second inning against the Seattle Mariners at Safeco Field on July 22, 2014 in Seattle, Washington.  (Photo by Otto Greule Jr/Getty Images)

Off The Schnide: Duda, DeGrom Help Mets End 3-Game Skid

Jacob deGrom allowed five hits and a run in seven impressive innings, Lucas Duda hit a mammoth home run and the New York Mets beat the Seattle Mariners 3-1 Tuesday night.

07/23/2014

Jacob deGrom (Photo by Rich Schultz/Getty Images)

DeGrom Helps Own Cause With Tiebreaking Single, Mets Blast Marlins 9-1

Jacob deGrom had a tiebreaking single and again shut down the Marlins with seven impressive innings.

07/14/2014

Zack Wheeler #45 of the New York Mets is greeted by his teammates in the dugout after being removed from the game in the seventh inning against the Miami Marlins at Citi Field on July 11, 2014.  (Photo by Mike Stobe/Getty Images)

Wright, Duda Lead Mets Sailing Past Marlins 7-1

David Wright went 4 for 4 with a mammoth homer, Lucas Duda also hit a long two-run shot and the New York Mets rocked recent nemesis Henderson Alvarez in a 7-1 victory over the Miami Marlins on Friday night.

07/11/2014

PHOENIX, AZ - APRIL 13: Paul Goldschmidt #44 of the Arizona Diamondbacks at bat during the MLB game against the Los Angeles Dodgers at Chase Field on April 13, 2014 in Phoenix, Arizona. The Dodgers defeated the Diamondbacks 8-6.

National League Mid-Season Team MVPs

Sometimes a team’s best players don’t make the All-Star team. Here are the National League’s mid-season team MVPs.

07/11/2014

Second baseman Emilio Bonifacio #64 of the Chicago Cubs throws to first base to complete a double play over Matt den Dekker #6 of the New York Mets on a ground ball off the bat of Daniel Murphy during the second inning at Wrigley Field June 4, 2014 in Chicago.    (Photo by Brian Kersey/Getty Images)

Mets Lose To Cubs 5-4 In Ugly, Mistake-Filled Game

Starlin Castro went 3 for 4 with three RBIs and the Chicago Cubs outlasted the New York Mets 5-4 Wednesday night in a mistake-filled game that featured a combined 13 pitchers.

06/05/2014

PHILADELPHIA, PA - JUNE 1: Lucas Duda #21 of the New York Mets rounds the bases after he hit a two run home run in the eleventh inning to defeat the Philadelphia Phillies 4-3 in a game at Citizens Bank Park on June 1, 2014 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Rich Schultz/Getty Images)

Duda Goes Yard In The 11th, Mets Edge Phils 4-3

Yet another extra-inning game was fine by the New York Mets, provided they won.

06/02/2014

Bartolo Colon (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)

Colon Dominates, Wright And Duda Homer As Mets Take Series From Bucs

Bartolo Colon carried a three-hitter into the eighth inning, and the New York Mets got home runs from David Wright and Lucas Duda in a 5-0 victory over the sloppy Pittsburgh Pirates on Wednesday.

05/29/2014

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