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Duda gets triple-double dose of mettle

Mets' big man builds confidence by slugging three two-baggers in rout of Rangers

Updated: June 26, 2011, 2:59 AM ET
By Adam Rubin | ESPNNewYork.com

ARLINGTON, Texas -- Lucas Duda is listed at a towering 6-foot-4, 254 pounds. He played baseball at the University of Southern California, and now for the New York Mets. So the last thing you would figure would be an issue with Duda is his confidence level.

And yet, first manager Terry Collins and then Duda -- both unprompted -- used that word in dissecting the rookie's 4-for-5, three-double, four-RBI performance Saturday in a 14-5 rout of the Texas Rangers. As in, maybe this finally ...

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