Duda: Back tightened, nothing major

April, 17, 2013
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Lucas Duda left Game 2 Tuesday with lower-back tightness.


DENVER -- Lucas Duda, who was removed from Game 2 of Tuesday's Mets-Rockies doubleheader in the fifth inning with lower-back stiffness, said the issue arose in his first at-bat of the nightcap.

Duda speculated the cold weather contributed to the issue. He pledged to be back in the lineup Wednesday, presuming the Mets play. The forecast is for 8 inches of snow in the Mile High City.

"It's not a big deal. It just kind of tightened up," Duda said. "I should be in there tomorrow."

"We'll see tomorrow," Terry Collins said. "It stiffened up on him. He started to try to move around to get it loose and he couldn't. So I just took him out."
Adam Rubin has covered the Mets since 2003. He's a graduate of Mepham High School on Long Island and the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania. He joined ESPNNewYork after spending 10 years at the New York Daily News.
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TEAM LEADERS

BA LEADER
Daniel Murphy
BA HR RBI R
.289 9 57 79
OTHER LEADERS
HRL. Duda 30
RBIL. Duda 92
RD. Murphy 79
OPSL. Duda .830
WB. Colon 15
ERAJ. Niese 3.40
SOZ. Wheeler 187