Duda Goes Deep!

Capuano looked to be in total control until that 4 run frame which basically cost us the game but the good news is Lucas Duda FINALLY put one over the wall. 

I know AB’s are getting tighter so big hits can go a long way towards keeping him in the mix. Of course when Beltran goes we’ve got another spot…

Hey my attitude this season hasn’t changed - I’m looking for the good which we can build on for 2012.

And the power hitting Duda’s first bomb of the year just might break the dam and get him going deep like he’s capable of.

9 Responses to “Duda Goes Deep!”

  1. BrooklynBill Says:

    Finally!! Hopefully the start of a HR tear?

    His bat looks a little slow, maybe Hudgens has him making a few adjustments. We can use some pop!

    Beltran walked 3 times, haha…nobody wants to pitch to him. Wright batting behind him does not offer much protection when the pitcher is RH. Makes sense if you’re Marlins, why let the guy batting a hot .315 vs. RHs beat you when the guy on deck just came off the DL with a fractured back & is batting a cool.220? I realize he’s had 4 RBI since coming back but I’ve said it before, DW needs to get his #s vs RHs up and cut down on the Ks….

  2. BlondiesJake Says:

    BrooklynBill, do you really thinkb it’s possible for a guy with a slow bat to be hitting as well as Duda is? Methinks you’re mistaking an emphasis on seeing the ball deeper into the zone and going the other way with a slow bat. If you truly have a slow bat, you are constantly cheating and out in front and flailing or check-swinging at curveballs (like George Foster with the Mets) because you are so worried about getting beaten by a fastball.

  3. BrooklynBill Says:

    BJ - from my TV viewing vantage point, it seems like he is making good contact but getting beat. It’s like the ball is already on top of him when he’s starting his swing. Could be late pitch recognition? Can’t complain too much b/c he’s collecting his hits of late, that’s for sure.

  4. BlondiesJake Says:

    BB, I haven’t seen much, but when I have he’s been getting hits and going the other way. I really believe it’s an emphasis on staying with the pitch instead of flying open. The more he does that the better off he’ll be in general and with consistent solid contact more HRs will come.

    And not sure if you or Lord Charles or others mentioned, but did see today how Wright is much closer to plate. He struck out first AB when fooled by fastball today but he will force pitchers to be much more precise when they come inside which will work in his favor.

  5. BlondiesJake Says:

    Gee doesn’t have it today.
    Pagan may be the dumbest ballplayer I’ve ever seen.
    Murphy bunting after almost bunting the pitch before was pretty stupid as well since now the defense was alerted to the possibility.
    Reyes error may have officially ended the competitive portion of this game.

  6. BlondiesJake Says:

    Despite not having it today, it’s obvious Gee is mentally tough, unlike Nuke LaLoosh.

  7. Lord Charles Says:

    Yeah, I mentioned it earlier. Amazing what a difference standing 6 inches closer to the plate and a non-broken back can make!

    That last AB was vintage Wright: start out 0-2, work it to 3-2, then crush a mistake.

    Gee had absolutely nothing today, and was not helped by his defense. Amazing that he got through 5 with only 3 runs. Some serious cojones on that one.

  8. BrooklynBill Says:

    Yup. Gee battles…he and Pelf need to hang out or something.

    Very encouraging start since coming off the DL for DW, happy to see it. He jusssst missed a mistake pitch last nite and was visibly frustrated with himself.

    Poor Seattle. The score 8 runs and still lose. Felix Hernandez would look in Blue & Orange :)

  9. metfan88 Says:

    J Bay freaking SUX! i would trade him for the ball dudes in SFran!

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