“He’s been told and told and told (to be more aggressive when he gets in the batter’s box),” Terry Collins said after the game. “He knows he’s got to do it. He’s talked about it in the past. He knows it. He’s got the reputation for taking the first pitch. He got a ball (Friday night) and did what he’s supposed to.”
Duda is hitting .260 this season with a .359 OBP, 17 HR and 53 RBI.