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Duda debuts on meaningless Mets night

Cramps hamper rookie as Amazin's start September on bad note

Updated: September 2, 2010, 10:23 AM ET
By Adam Rubin | ESPNNewYork.com

ATLANTA -- Left fielder Lucas Duda began his major league debut with jitters. He departed his major league debut in the eighth inning with hamstring cramps, which he speculated were the result of dehydration suffered during a flight from Buffalo, N.Y.

In between, the 24-year-old Duda went hitless in three at-bats, made a stellar sliding catch in foul ground and took part in the latest New York Mets defeat.

"It was pretty awesome, even though I had to leave in the eighth ...

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