Duda was hitting just .241 with a .335 OBP, 12 home runs and 44 RBI with 42 walks and 94 strikeouts in 307 at-bats over 89 games this season.
Since June 22, Duda hit .164 (13-for-79) with a double, home run and two RBI with 12 walks and 29 strikeouts, during a span of 22 games.
Duda hit just .225 against left-handed pitching this season.
Yesterday, the team announced they had optioned RHP Pedro Beato to Triple-A Buffalo, while adding both Manny Acosta and Matt Harvey to the big-league roster, both of whim will be active for tonight’s game against the Nationals.
That said, I hope Duda uses this time to find himself at the plate. I love his patience, but he needs to become more aggressive and learn to hit a breaking ball. Hopefully, a stint in Buffalo helps him to live up to the potential as a consistent run producing power bat I believe he can be for the Mets.