Duda Busting Out?

There may not be more of a streaky hotter than Lucas Duda. His regular season stats were .244/.352/.486 with 27 homers and 73 RBI, but that’s only part of the story. 

He started the season guns blazing. In April and May he hit .298 with 9 homers. In June, he was ice cold hitting .187 with one homer. July was not better with him hitting .178. However, in a four game stretch at the end of the month he hit six homers. It catapulted him to a good August that saw him hit .304, albeit with only three homers. 

He then had the back injury that the Mets mismanaged. He hit six homers in September, but he only hit .227. The postseason was a nightmare. He was 2-18 in the NLDS. He looked so lost he sat in Game 1 of the NLCS. However, he came back with a vengeance:

In the NLCS, he was 4-10. In the clinching Game 4, he had the aforementioned homerun. He was 3-4 with a homer and 5 RBI. Last night, he came out hitting in the World Series. He was 2-6 with two hard hit balls through the shift. He’s now 5 for his last 10. 

For a hitter as streaky as Duda, this is a great sign in short series. It looks like Duda is breaking out at exactly the right time.