Lefty lineup includes Campbell, Duda

August, 15, 2014
Aug 15
5:08
PM ET
NEW YORK -- The Mets face only their 26th left-handed starter of the season on Friday night --

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Campbell

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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.
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

WINS LEADER
Bartolo Colon
WINS ERA SO IP
15 4.09 151 202
OTHER LEADERS
BAD. Murphy .289
HRL. Duda 30
RBIL. Duda 92
RD. Murphy 79
OPSL. Duda .830
ERAJ. Niese 3.40
SOZ. Wheeler 187