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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6 comments for “Power finally showing up in the bats of Lucas Duda, others

  1. Chris F
    May 29, 2015 at 10:59 am

    …and Michael Conforto…who’s billeted for Binghamton, effective immediately. Looks to make his home debut next Tuesday.

    If this arc continues, do we see him in Queens next year, say post ASG?

  2. Steve S.
    May 29, 2015 at 11:29 am

    Gotta give Alderson credit. He didn’t panic and make a bad trade for a mediocre shortstop. Flores looks OK now in the field and better at the plate. Cuddyer was going to come around and Granderson should have decent power numbers at the end of the year, as well, although not as many as I anticipated. All three of these guys should have 22 homers or so, with 30 for Duda.

  3. Name
    May 29, 2015 at 2:09 pm

    Probably more has to do with the terrible Phillies pitching. 6 out of the 10 HRs were against the Phillies. The warm weather this week probably helped out too.

    • NormE
      May 29, 2015 at 3:36 pm

      Never underestimate the power of poor pitching—in this case it was the (gotta love it) Phillies.

    • Chris F
      May 29, 2015 at 5:56 pm

      Indeed. It’s easy to forget what happened across Pennsylvania earlier in the week. Burnett, Cole, and Liriano limited us to 4 runs in 3 games!

  4. Patrick Albanesius
    May 31, 2015 at 1:14 pm

    Agreed, this team feasts too much on poor pitching, and can’t match up with superb hurlers. The strikeouts are still a point of concern when we aren’t facing guys with ERAs in the fives and sixes.

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