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Mets Player Performance Meter: Hitters, Week 20—The Lucas Duda Show

Lucas Duda led the way, and the Mets actually had a few good hitting performances this week.

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The Mets' lineup has become something of a running joke this season, but thanks to an eight-run outburst against the A's and an eleven-run performance against the Dodgers, the team averaged a very respectable 4.67 runs per game in the six they played over the last seven days. While neither David Wright nor Curtis Granderson had a good week, the rest of the team's lineup mostly took care of business.

Player Last Week This Week Comment
Eric Campbell, 1B In his typical part-time role, Campbell hit a home run and batted a cool .400/.500/.700. Not too shabby.
Travis d’Arnaud, C On the whole, d’Arnaud wasn’t spectacular this week—see his 88 wRC+—but he did hit a couple of home runs and has been doing that pretty regularly since coming back to the Mets in late June. That’s encouraging as the team looks ahead to 2015.
Matt den Dekker, OF He got 16 plate appeareances this week, but den Dekker hardly hit in them.
Lucas Duda, 1B The Dude came back in a big, big way, hitting five home runs and batting .348/.385/1.000 with a 271 wRC+. The Dude abides? I’d say so.
Wilmer Flores, SS Last week, Daniel Murphy wore the "my wRC+ matches my uniform number" badge. This week, Flores accomplished the feat, though his number is quite a bit lower than 28.
Curtis Granderson, OF Granderson’s mid-season success continues to look more and more like the exception this season. At least he hit his first home run in a while in Los Angeles.
Juan Lagares, CF You know the drill: If Lagares can hit, he might be a really special player. This week, he did, knocking a three-run home run and posting a respectable 118 wRC+ for the week.
Daniel Murphy, 2B Murphy was significantly better this week than last, hitting .381/.435/.429.
Kirk Nieuwenhuis, OF Nieuwenhuis only got a couple of plate appearances, but he went 1-for-2 with a double.
Anthony Recker, C In his lone start of the week, Recker went 1-for-4 with a .750 OPS.
Ruben Tejada, SS Ruben Tejada hit a home run? Ruben Tejada hit a home run!
David Wright, 3B There was no silver lining here; Wright’s week was downright awful. Here’s hoping he gets some rest for whatever is ailing him so he can get right.
Eric Young Jr., OF In limited playing time, Young managed a 104 wRC+, and he made a very nice grab in left field at Dodger Stadium to rob a home run over the weekend.