The plan for Lucas Duda at Triple-A Buffalo

According to MetsBlog’s Meredith Perri, Lucas Duda will play both first base and left field while in the minor leagues.

Collins said Duda gets down on himself hard when he struggles and feels beaten at times, which gets him into trouble.

Collins took the blame for putting Duda in a position he was unfamiliar with in right field,  but Duda’s poor offensive performance was impacting the team – he wants Duda to find his stroke and feel comfortable while with Buffalo.

Collins said Duda is very disappointed to be heading to the minor leagues, but said he was determined to return to the Major Leagues.

Duda was hitting just .241 with a .335 on-base percentage, 12 home runs and 44 RBI with 42 walks and 94 strikeouts in 307 at-bats over 89 games this season.




3 comments
Gary Wien
Gary Wien

I agree with Eddie and think part of the problem is that during the regular season (and especially the last 2-3 months), Hayes was playing like an all-star.  He has looked totally like a rookie in the playoffs.


If we see a good game from Hayes, I'm betting we see a good game by the entire team. I've always felt he was the wild card.  If he gets going, it means we have three lines that can score.  Without him or his line going, it's much easier to shut us down.

rangers11
rangers11

AV better not lose by not putting his best players in!

twiggy10
twiggy10

I agree with Eddie that the Rangers have been outplayed in 5 of 6 periods. Tonight is a big game in the sense of they don't want to find themselves in the situation of having to win 3 of 4. It obviously isn't impossible, but Fleury has played well enough that he can easily steal a game after tonight and put the Rangers on the brink of elimination.


Not a most win tonight and I'm not panicking, but I hope tonight is one of those nights that Hank comes out and plays out of his mind and holds the Pens scoreless.