METS : (July 25th ) DUDA Blasts Mets to comeback Win in 9th


Friday will rank as one of the best days in the career of NewYork Mets first baseman Lucas Duda. The first baseman hit a two-run homer in the top of the ninth inning to lead the Mets to a thrilling come-from-behind 3-2 victory over the Milwaukee Brewers. The Mets trailed 2-0 entering the ninth inning, but Daniel Murphy led off with a double off closer and former Met Francisco Rodriguez (4-4), who blew his fourth save of the season. David Wright followed with an RBI single. Duda hit the first pitch he saw from Rodriguez into the Mets bullpen in right field. It was his career-high 17th home run of the season and his third in the last four games.

 “I got a fastball and I was able to put the barrel of the bat on it,” he said. “It was a pretty special moment. I am glad I was able to help pick up the team and get this win.”


The Mets were still in the game thanks to a very good pitching performance by Zach Wheeler, who gave up only one hit through six innings before tiring in the seventh. He pitched 6 2/3 innings, giving up one earned run and three hits and had nine strikeouts. Wheeler said he “was effectively wild throughout the game.”

 “It worked to my advantage this time,” he said. “I felt good out there and was able to make key pitches to get some outs.”

“That was an outstanding performance by Wheeler,” Collins said. “He can go home and know that he did his job tonight.”

Collins said he was particularly pleased to see the hitting performances of Murphy, who had three hits, Wright, who had the single, and Duda.
“When those three guys are hitting, we are going to win games,” he said.

(Preceeding Quotes & Recap courtest of ESPN.com )

“Make no mistake: Those are our guys,” said Mets manager Terry Collins. “We’ve got to get ‘Grandy’ going now, but those are our guys. They’re our main guys. As we saw about two weeks ago, when they’re hitting, we win. If we can get those three guys going, we get on base, we score runs, and we win games.” (MLB.com )

“They jumped me right away,” Rodriguez said. “First-pitch double [by Murphy]. Wright put together a great at-bat. First-pitch homer and first-pitch base hit right up the middle. They came out swinging. Everything was up and out over the plate. Just bury it. There’s nothing much I can do about it.”  - (Courtesy of MLB.com )

Murphy and Wright are the big names, but Duda’s had the hot hand lately, batting .304/.448/.609 since the break. The home run was his second of the series and 17th of the season.

“I think I’ve been trying to be more aggressive on my pitch, and that’s really it,” Duda said. “Just trying to get a pitch that I could handle. That’s really it. There’s nothing scientific behind it.”

Murphy redeemed himself in the 9th with his bat, after committing fielding errors in both the 5th & 6th innings.

After the rally in the ninth, Jenrry Mejia recorded his 14th save to complete the win.

The Met offense had a total of 8 hits on the night, led by Murphy with 3 and Wright with 2

Curtis Granderson went 0-4 with 3 Strikeouts. Bobby Abreu also went 0-4  and he had 4 Strikeouts. The Mets lineup had 11 Strikeouts and NO Walks collectively.


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MEJIA slams the door 

WRIGHT’s nice Defensive play

d’Arnaud catch near stands

METS challenge Out call




Mike Vorkunov @Mike_Vorkunov · 
Zack Wheeler averaged 97 mph on his fastball tonight, via Brooks Baseball, and got 16 whiffs on 51 swings. #mets #nym


Matt Ehalt @MattEhalt · 
Terry on Wheeler: “I feel for him tonight that was plus stuff against an outstanding lineup.”

New York Mets @Mets · 
In @Wheelerpro45 last 5 starts – 1.41 ERA in 32 IP. #Nasty! #Mets

Matt Ehalt @MattEhalt · 
Wheeler: Duda comes up clutch in big situations….Duda can hurt you in a matter of heartbeat.”

Matt Ehalt @MattEhalt · 
Mejia said that Ricky Bones told him Duda would hit one out. Next pitch landed in the Mets bullpen.


Mike Puma ‏@NYPost_Mets 
David Wright says he would love to have Troy Tulowitzki or Carlos Gonzalez: http://nypost.com/2014/07/25/mets-wright-id-recruit-tulowitzki-gonzalez-if-trade-talks-occur/ …


Major League Mayhem ‏@MLBMayhem 
New York #Mets would trade David Wright despite not wanting to if the price is right, according to Jayson Stark.


Marc Carig ‏@MarcCarig Jul 25
Source: Teams have reached out to Mets about Daniel Murphy, though he’s unlikely to be traded http://goo.gl/flrVFj






Jonathon Niese (5-5, 3.13 ERA) takes the mound for the Mets on Saturday night. He’ll go up against the Brewers’ Wily Peralta (11-6, 3.58). First pitch is scheduled for 7:10 p.m.







Andrew Cockrum @Andrew_PCL · 
[email protected] homered 4 times tonight including Andrew Brown with his team-leading 17th HR in their 11-6 win over Salt Lake.


Las Vegas 51s @LasVegas51s · 4h
Welcome back Nieuwenhuis. A 3-run HR to give the 51s an 8-6 lead in the 7th over the Bees.



Binghamton Mets @bmets · 14h
THE BUZZ: @bmets Tyler Pill & @TrentonThunder Luis Severino combined to K 16 batters last night. The 9 K’s ties a season-high for Pill.


Trenton Thunder @TrentonThunder · 
Thunder lose to the @bmets Friday night in a 6-1 loss



St. Lucie Mets @stluciemets · 
Jackie Robinson Ballpark is flooded so no games today. Doubleheaders on Saturday and Sunday at 5:05.




Brooklyn Cyclones @BKCyclones · 8h
Michael Conforto throws out a runner at the plate for the final out of the 5th. Vermont takes the lead though, up 4-2 half way through.








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