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The Winnipeg Free Press
Pinch-hitter Ike Davis hits 3-run HR in 8th, Pirates top Cardinals 5-2 after losing McCutchen
Ike Davis didn't complain when the Pittsburgh Pirates told him they were going to eat into his playing time by experimenting with Pedro Alvarez at first base.
Schwei's Mets Notebook: Little-Known Facts, Odd Stats And Strange Records
The New York Mets close out the month of August with a six-game homestand against the Atlanta Braves and Philadelphia Phillies after going 2-3 on their California road trip.
Mon Aug 25, 2014
New York Daily News
The Duda Astounds: Mets' Lucas speaks softly, carries big bat
With Lucas Duda putting up some startling numbers, reporters filtered into the clubhouse trying to learn something - anything - about the big, quiet first baseman.
Sun Aug 24, 2014
New York Mets' Lucas Duda Continues to Impress in 2014
Looking back to the beginning of the 2014 season, the New York Mets had a glaring hole at first base.
Sat Aug 23, 2014
Former Mets utilityman Justin Turner shining with Dodgers
Known primarily as the Met who would deliver whipped-cream pies following walk-off wins, Justin Turner has found a home in his own backyard with the Los Angeles Dodgers.
Fri Aug 22, 2014
Mets' lack of home run power is nothing new
Since Sandy Alderson took over as general manager for the New York Mets , the offense, which has often struggled generally, has lacked power in particular.
Lucas Duda vs. Ike Davis: Dog Days edition
Aug 12, 2014; New York, NY, USA; New York Mets first baseman Lucas Duda singles to deep right during the fourth inning against the Washington Nationals at Citi Field.
Thu Aug 21, 2014
Opinion: Lucas Duda is two-thirds the player the Mets need him to be
Lucas Duda has exceeded expectations since Ike Davis was traded to the Pirates in May. To date, the 28-year-old Duda has an 11.8 percent walk rate with 22 home runs spanning 450 plate appearances, as well as a park-adjusted 136 wRC+.
Wed Aug 20, 2014
Major League Baseball
Mets ride Duda's bat, Wheeler's arm to win vs. A's
Considering all the things that have gone wrong for the Mets this season, those that have gone right have stood out in stark relief.
Cole hoping to boost Bucs vs. surging Braves
The Pirates had one major piece return to their lineup Tuesday night when Andrew McCutchen came off the disabled list.
Tue Aug 19, 2014
Lucas Duda lets his bat do the talking, and it's been loud this season
If anybody kept track of such things, Lucas Duda would lead the National League in the fewest words spoken per nine innings.
Mon Aug 18, 2014
Kallet: Unlikely Trio Is Making Mets' Future Look Even Brighter
But seriously, who expected much from the Mets this season? We all knew that 90 wins was a ridiculous notion, and the additions of Curtis Granderson, Chris Young and Bartolo Colon weren't going to propel this club into the playoffs.
Fri Aug 15, 2014
Cole turns in strong fourth rehab outing
The Pirates had resisted the temptation to plug Cole back into their rotation following his previous sharp start for Indianapolis because he had logged only 74 pitches.
New York Post
Mets' top pick tearing up minors, in no time at all
After being selected by the Mets with the 10th overall pick in June's MLB draft, left fielder Michael Conforto didn't immediately start his professional career, as the Mets and his agent, Scott Boras, wrestled with contract negotiations.
The transformation of Mets first baseman Lucas Duda
With no guarantees of playing time coming into the 2014 season, Duda has rewarded the Mets for their faith in him.
Wed Aug 13, 2014
Wall Street Journal
Lucas Duda: Career Year or First Baseman of the Future?
The Mets can be criticized for a number of decisions in what's shaping up to be another losing season.
Mets skipper Collins likely coming back for 2015
Terry Collins is likely to be brought back for a fifth season as Mets manager in 2015, sources familiar with the situation say.
Wed Aug 06, 2014
Wall Street Journal
Mets' Duda Seeks Right Swing Against Lefties
Lucas Duda, here hitting an RBI single in the seventh inning off of Nationals right-hander Drew Storen on Tuesday night, went 0-3 against starting pitcher Gio Gonzalez, a southpaw.
San Francisco Giants Link Dump, 8/6
A world where the link dumps rule America, or where your dreams of being a link dump came true, or where San Francisco is a maximum security link dump Hey, remember how Andrew McCutchen got hit by a pitch in the back because Kirk Gibson was being a whiny baby, and then he got injured and it was supposed to be his oblique? Now it turns out he has a ... (more)
Mets Morning News: Wheeler shows signs of maturity, Harvey throws 20 pitches
Zack Wheeler struggled with his control yesterday but was able to work around those issues and actually made a mechanical change on the fly.