Lefty lineup includes Campbell, Duda


NEW YORK -- The Mets face only their 26th left-handed starter of the season on Friday night --

lastname Campbell

lastname Duda Travis Wood, in the series opener against the Chicago Cubs. And Terry Collins' current lineup preference against a southpaw involves Eric Campbell in left field and Lucas Duda at first base.

After regularly starting a righty batter (Josh Satin and then Campbell) at first base against southpaws, the Mets recently resolved to give Duda a fresh chance against left-handed pitching. For the season, Duda is hitting .167 (12-for-72) with one homer against left-handers.

As for left field, Campbell essentially is in a platoon with Matt den Dekker at this point.