Lucas Duda hit his 18th home run of the season, crushing a slider to right field in the sixth inning for a two-run home run against Jimmy Nelson during Sunday’s win against the Brewers.
Duda has 18 HR and 56 RBI this season. He’s hitting .305 with a .395 OBP since June 15.
“Lucas looks unbelievable at the plate,” Daniel Murphy told SNY after the game. “He’s taking the discipline we always knew he had at the plate and when he swings, man, he’s making some loud noises. He’s just been fun to watch.”
According to Murphy, Duda’s recent success appears to be giving him confidence that he can be in the big leagues, which is helping him relax and be even more productive at the plate.
Matthew Cerrone, Lead Writer
The Brewers adjusted and started throwing him a bunch of sliders and he eventually timed it right. Duda has always been a good hitter, but in the last month or so, he has proven he’s capable of being an every-day bat in the heart of big-league order. He looks incredibly confident and comfortable in the batter’s box. His timing at the plate is near perfect and he’s no longer reacting, but looking for a specific pitch and doing damage with it. It’s great to see.