Duda's shot lifts Mets to win
August, 29, 2012
By Adam Rubin | ESPNNewYork.com
Eric Hartline/US PresswireLucas Duda's third-inning homer lifted the Mets on Wednesday.
"Good for him, and good for us," Terry Collins summarized about Duda's homer.
Duda stole his second base as a major leaguer. His other swipe came on April 10, 2011.
He also ranged to his left and had a solid catch on Ryan Howard's liner to end the fifth inning and strand two runners for Matt Harvey.
"He can play left field," Collins said. "He's comfortable in left field. I thought it was a nice play for him. And the more he's out there, the better he's going to feel. It makes the catch a little easier when you know you're swinging the bat better. That always helps."
Said Duda: "That was just a play I should have made, and I did. It was not anything spectacular. It was a play that needs to be made."
Final R H E Yankees 1 8 3 Red Sox 5 10 0 Final R H E Cardinals 2 11 1 Mets 3 4 0