4:45 p.m.: Terry Collins chose to go with Lucas Duda, because if he fails Duda can play other positions, whereas Ike Davis is only a first baseman, the manager told reporters before Friday’s game.
“We need to find out what Lucas can do first,” Collins explained. “I want to see if he can handle it.”
According to Collins, at least for the next week or so, Duda is likely to get three out of four starts against right-handed starting pitchers, while Davis may start once.
3:52 p.m.: The Mets still think it’s possible they trade Davis, according to sources (Martino, Apr. 4).
3:30 p.m.: Duda will bat fifth and start at first base for the Mets on Friday.
Davis said before Friday’s game that he had a fair chance to win the job (Ehalt, Apr. 4).
April 3: Duda will be named the Mets starting first baseman (Martino, April 3).
April 3: Terry Collins will pick a starting first baseman on Friday and stick with him for a while, he said after Thursday’s game.
Davis is the only first baseman to have a hit this season, singling in a pinch hitting opportunity on Thursday. Davis, Duda and Josh Satin each had one start over the first three games.
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