NEW YORK -- One day after Lucas Duda was pulled for failing to hustle down the line, manager Terry Collins opted to put him back in the starting lineup against the Marlins on Saturday.
Duda said he was frustrated after failing to make solid contact in his first-inning at-bat of Friday's series opener, jogging out of the box for what seemed like a routine pop to left. One problem -- the ball found the outfield grass in front of Marlins left fielder Justin Ruggiano, and Duda was limited to a single.
"I want him to know that he knows he made a mistake, and I know he made a mistake, but you've got to move past it," Collins said. "I wanted to get him in there today, [Marlins starter Mark Buehrle] is a guy he hits and Ike [Davis]'s had minimal success against him.
"I wanted to get him back in there and make sure he understands that the past is over, let's move forward."
Duda has three hits in six career at-bats against Buehrle.