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National Superhero Day

The Mets clubhouse is filled with superheroes. With Thursday, April 28th being National Superhero Day we take a look at the Mets with superhero nicknames and the origins of each.  

Noah Syndergaard - Thor

The hammer-wielding Norse God strikes a similar resemblance to the blonde right-handed pitcher sporting the number 34. Though if you’ve ever seen Syndergaard pitch, there is a chance he could be from Asgard. 

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David Wright - Captain America 

After his heroics in the 2009 World Baseball Classic, he was quickly given the nickname Captain America. His clean-cut all America look helps his resemblance to the patriotic super soldier.

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Matt Harvey - Dark Knight

A 2013 feature in Sports Illustrated gave Matt Harvey his nickname of the Dark Knight. A logo was even created that features him in the form of a bat embracing his ties to the caped crusader. 

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Lucas Duda - Hulk

Lucas has a very reserved, mild-mannered personality in the locker room similar to Bruce Banner. But just like Banner, Duda has a dark side on the field. He can unleash monster home runs fondly referred to as a #DudaSmash. This season the Mets will give away a #DudaSmash t-shirt on Friday, September 2nd.

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The 2015 Mets wholeheartedly earned their spot in the World Series.

David Wright earned it by believing in the team when nobody else did. He served as a role model when no other Met could. 

Daniel Murphy earned it when he played his heart out for this team for years and he finally got to show off his MVP-caliber talent in the 2015 postseason.

Matt Harvey earned it with the fire he lit in this team and the fight he instilled in the players and fans.

Wilmer Flores earned it when he left his tears on the field showing that he has the ultimate dedication to the organization.

Jacob deGrom earned it when he stepped up in 2014 and proved that rookies are the dominant future of the team.

Noah Syndergaard earned it when he wasn’t afraid to throw 100 mph at some of the best players in baseball in only his first season.

Steven Matz earned it when he made his unforgettable debut that shook up the entire feel of this season.

Lucas Duda earned it by never getting discouraged by his slumps, allowing him to channel even more power into his hot streaks.

Yoenis Cespedes earned it when he fully committed himself to the New York Mets after being traded. He provided the spark the Mets so desperately needed to succeed.

Curtis Granderson earned it when he overcame the scrutiny from Mets fans who were skeptical of an ex-Yankee. 

Every player earned it in one way or another.


Mets Outfielder Curtis Granderson on His Teammate Fan Account @wefollowlucasduda

For more New York Mets surveillance of Lucas Duda, follow @wefollowlucasduda on Instagram.

Along the way to their first World Series appearance since 2000, the New York Mets kept their clubhouse loose, even though few experts believed they’d even make the playoffs. Case in point: @wefollowlucasduda, an Instagram account run by right fielder Curtis Granderson (@cgrand3), that, as its name suggests, lovingly surveils first baseman Lucas Duda. Though he’s a 6’4", 255-pound slugger, Lucas is fairly shy with fans and media, so Curtis decided something must be done. “Duda’s a great guy and a great athlete, so we felt like we needed to share Duda with the fans. He’s really funny, even when he doesn’t intend to be. He enjoys sushi, music and likes to have fun, but is a serious guy when it comes to baseball,” says Curtis. Other teammates have joined in on the fun, filming him in the batting cage or having a pregame snack, even though Lucas acts frustrated by the attention. “I’m not sure which annoyed him most, but he’s taken my phone on many occasions and deleted a bunch of really good videos!” Curtis says. In the last game against the Cubs, Lucas hit a home run and had five RBIs to help the team win, but is he starting to enjoy the Instagram attention? “I think it’s 50-50,” says Curtis. “It’s growing on him.”