I believe one day in the not too distant future we’ll equate the Post-Beltran portion of 2011 with Lucas Duda’s arrival.
Never mind that we lost Monday nite’s game to the Fish - that pales in importance to Duda’s bottom of the 9th game tying 2 run HR.
Talk about a confidence builder. Taking Leo Nunez yard should kick start at least a little swagger since the closer has been lights out all season.
And a bottom of the 9th bomb is always a shot of adrenaline to the ego. BMF would like to see our gentle giant Duda develop a little ‘tude towards opposing pitchers. ( then maybe he can pass some along to Pelf another Giant who could stand to step up his attitude and swagger)
If you recall Duda was a beast last Sept after starting his big league career 0 for 20-something.
He struggled again early this year but pulled his avg back to the .280 range last week. And now that his power stroke is back he’s officially become BMF’s MIM - Most Interesting Met
I know you have to give him slack because he’s out of position at first but his mental error resulted in Stanton’s 10th inning Salami.
Imagine what Murphy could hit if he’s didn’t have the added mental burden of playing out of position… then again it’s been so long since Murphy played third I don’t think he has a position he’s comfortable at anymore.