First Base: Ryan Zimmerman Vs Lucas Duda
- Edge: Mets
Ryan Zimmerman has long been one of the most dangerous bats in the National League. This year is the first time his age is starting to show. His homeruns are down (9), average is down (.219) as is his on base percentage (.276). But he is Ryan Zimmerman and always finds a way to get at least one big hit in a series.
When the Mets decided to move on from Ike Davis in favor of Lucas Duda many disagreed. However, Duda has proven the Mets right. The only knock against Duda’s offensive game was his ability to hit left-handed pitching. Problem sovled. Duda is hitting over .300 against lefties this season. While consistently has plagued him Duda is still the second most dangerous bat in the Mets lineup.
Zimmerman has had a fine career and is still a dangerous out, but Duda and the Mets get the edge here.