Power finally showing up in the bats of Lucas Duda, others

Lucas DudaAfter a slow start to the season in the power department, Mets hitting coach Kevin Long said that he wasn’t worried, and the home runs would come.

And come they have.

Over the past seven days, Mets hitters have clobbered 10 home runs, tied for fifth-most in baseball in that time.  Lucas Duda has five alone, Michael Cuddyer – who everyone was writing off for dead a week ago – has two, and Ruben Tejada, Wilmer Flores and Noah Syndergaard have one each.

For a team that has been so offensively challenged for the first part of the 2015 season, this most recent development is encouraging to say the least. Let’s just hope they can keep it going.

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