Lucas “Liger” Duda Slams Tigers In Mets 7-7 Tie

An article by posted on March 12, 2012

This afternoon in Lakeland, Florida, the Mets game ended in a 7-7 tie against the Detroit Tigers in a 10 inning affair.

Summary

Jon Niese starts it off with two scoreless innings against the Tigers but gets tagged in the third inning of work. Niese avoids the trouble of a Cedeno error and hitting Fielder with a pitch in the first and K’s the side in order in the second. His third inning he started giving up runs from sac flies. His line ends with three innings pitched, 5 hits, 3 runs, 0 walks, and 4 Ks. He looked good, still needs to work on that stamina through

Carson pitched one inning, giving up one hit while Josh Stinson, got rocked with one inning, 4 hits and three runs allowed. Rodriquez and Herrera combine for two innings, 1 hit, 1K, 2 walks.

Hefner and Edgin combine with three innings with a hit each. Edgin with the blown save.

Stevens pitched a solid inning with no hits and a K.

Torres went 1-3, with an RBI. He continues to impress in his starts with a .400 batting average now.  His replacement, Baxter, went 1-2. He’s looking to get that last bench spot.

Turner went 0-3, with a strikeout. Flores took over fir him at third and went 0-2 with run.

Ike Davis went 0-2 with a strikeout, but had a run and a walk. Pascucci went 0-2.

Duda had only one hit going 1-2 but it was a big one – a grand-slam homerun in the fifth that gave the Mets the lead at the time. Lowen also going for a roster spot went 0-1 with a K. Lagares replaced him and went 0-1 as well.

Rottino stayed in the whole game and went 0-5 with a K.

Thole DH’d in this game and went 0-2 with a walk and a run scored. Lutz came in and went 0-1 with a K.

Cedeno, who I’m still wondering why is on my team, wen 1-2 with a run, a K, and an error. Quintanilla, who’s impressed me, went 0-2 with a K.

Mike Nickeas impresses going 2-3 with 2 RBIs and a run. Johnson replaces him and goes 0-1.

Valdespin continues to do well going 2-4 with a run.

Hero of the Game

Lucas Duda with a grandslam.

Notes

Mets have signed LHP, John Mincone, to a minor league deal during the game. The 22-year-old, New York native, was drafted in the 11th round by the Cubs in the 2009 amateur draft.

On Deck

Mets face Cardinals at 1:10. Beltran sighting possible!

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