Ike Davis will be batting sixth for the Mets in tonight's series opener against the Chicago Cubs.

The Mets begin a 10-game homestand, beginning with the four-game series against the Cubs.

Jose Reyes gets the night off.

Angel Pagan CF
Luis Castillo 2B
David Wright 3B
Jason Bay LF
Jeff Francoeur RF
Ike Davis 1B (wearing #29)
Rod Barajas C
Alex Cora SS
Jon Niese P

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And for the Cubs .....

Marlon Byrd CF
Jeff Baker 2B
Derrek Lee 1B
Xavier Nady RF
Aramis Ramirez 3B
Alfonso Soriano CF
Geovany Soto C
Ryan Theriot SS
Randy Wells P -- 1-0, 2.92 ERA, 1.54 WHIP, 8 Ks this season