• Mets Duda’s Poor Play Allows Yankees To Win

    Posted by on June 24th, 2012 · Comments (15)

    Via the AP -

    [Lucas] Duda had a key miscue in right field and then squandered two chances at the plate to get the Mets back in the game. They left 11 runners on before a sellout crowd of 42,122 — the largest in the four-year history of Citi Field.

    Mark Teixeira, who is 0 for 8 against Young, worked a leadoff walk, and Nick Swisher took a hefty cut that produced only a soft fly to medium right field. Duda, still learning the intricacies of outfield play, broke back on the ball and then charged in. He came up short on a diving attempt, and the ball bounced past him for a double, Swisher’s 1,000th career hit.

    “He took a big swing, hit it off the end of the bat. I took a step back, then tried to make a play I really shouldn’t have,” Duda said.

    Ibanez lined the next pitch barely over the fence in the right-field corner for his 11th homer, tying the score at 3.

    The Mets had a great chance to tie it in the seventh. But with a runner on third, Logan whiffed Duda on three pitches and made another left-handed hitter, Murphy, look bad on an inning-ending strikeout.

    This was a gift win for the Yankees at Citi Field last night.  Granted, Nova and Logan pitched very well.  But, if not for the poor play of Lucas Duda, the Yankees come out of this one with an “L” (and not the “W”).  The Mets should be kicking themselves after this one.

    Comments on Mets Duda’s Poor Play Allows Yankees To Win

    1. redbug
      June 24th, 2012 | 9:48 am

      The Mets got a gift too due to Arod’s error in the 4th which led to an unearned run. Arod also had another rough night at the plate going 0 for 4. His average is down to .265.

    2. Raf
      June 24th, 2012 | 10:10 am

      Tis only fair given Swisher’s gift in game 1… “/

    3. 77yankees
      June 24th, 2012 | 10:29 am

      Boo hoo – Maybe Mets should have had a defensive replacement in RF for Adam Dunn-a then. Can’t remember seeing an OF backpedal three steps back on a ball then come charging in where the wind wasn’t involved.

    4. ken
      June 24th, 2012 | 10:35 am

      “Gift wins”, to use your term, go both ways. Baseball is a funny game, Suzyn. You take a win any way, any time.

    5. Evan3457
      June 24th, 2012 | 10:53 am

      Let’s see here…Swisher loses Davis’ ball in the twilight and just misses taking away a 3 run HR = well-earned victory by Mets, whereas Duda’s misplay on Swisher’s bloop single = Mets giving game to Yanks.

      Got it.

    6. Evan3457
      June 24th, 2012 | 10:54 am

      redbug wrote:

      The Mets got a gift too due to Arod’s error in the 4th which led to an unearned run. Arod also had another rough night at the plate going 0 for 4. His average is down to .265.

      Bingo! http://tinyurl.com/3mdykpf

      Take away Duda’s gift and A-Rod’s gift, and the Yanks stil win, but it’s 3-2 instead of 4-3.

    7. MJ Recanati
      June 24th, 2012 | 11:02 am

      Evan3457 wrote:

      Let’s see here…Swisher loses Davis’ ball in the twilight and just misses taking away a 3 run HR = well-earned victory by Mets, whereas Duda’s misplay on Swisher’s bloop single = Mets giving game to Yanks.
      Got it.

      Are you surprised?

    8. June 24th, 2012 | 11:06 am

      Evan3457 wrote:

      Let’s see here…Swisher loses Davis’ ball in the twilight and just misses taking away a 3 run HR = well-earned victory by Mets, whereas Duda’s misplay on Swisher’s bloop single = Mets giving game to Yanks.Got it.

      Did Swisher lose it in the twilight? Really. Funny. It looked like he had his glove on the ball and then pushed it over the wall, per the video that I saw…

      And, here, I would tell you the same thing I preach to my 8-year old son, over and over…

      If you can get your glove on the ball, and the ball hits inside your glove, you’re supposed to catch the ball. There’s no excuse for not catching those.

    9. clintfsu813
      June 24th, 2012 | 11:12 am

      Screw Duda. This game was won by the Karmic unity of Raf and I meeting up to watch. Mets had no chance. P.s. I’m paying for those 7 beers this morning…

    10. June 24th, 2012 | 11:14 am

      @ clintfsu813:
      Drink lots of water today! :-)
      Glad you guys got a win!

    11. Garcia
      June 24th, 2012 | 11:30 am

      Bottom line, the Yankees “suck”. All their wins are gifted wrapped by the opposing team, and all their losses are well earned wins by the opposition.

    12. Evan3457
      June 25th, 2012 | 12:37 am

      Steve L. wrote:

      Did Swisher lose it in the twilight? Really. Funny. It looked like he had his glove on the ball and then pushed it over the wall, per the video that I saw…

      Actually, there’s a moment in the replay as he’s heading back to the ball where he sorta flips both palms open as if to say “Where the heck is it?”
      Watch the replay again.

    13. Evan3457
      June 25th, 2012 | 12:44 am

      This video shows that moment several times; the first three times, you can barely make it out, but during the fourth call by Sterling you can see Swisher flips his palms open as if to say “Where is it?” as he passes in front of the area between the open fence in the right field wall and the yellow advertisement for Wheat Thins.

      Look sharp at about 2:02-2:04 in this video: http://tinyurl.com/73t8ssn

    14. Evan3457
      June 25th, 2012 | 12:46 am

      Ok, that link won’t take you directly to the Davis home run video.

      You have to click the links:

      1) Video
      2) Must C: Ike’s HR

      and wait through the required ad. The video is 2:16 in length altogether.

      The moment is clear at 2:03.

    15. MJ Recanati
      June 25th, 2012 | 10:21 am

      Garcia wrote:

      Bottom line, the Yankees “suck”. All their wins are gifted wrapped by the opposing team, and all their losses are well earned wins by the opposition.

      Yep.

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