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How the Mets have fared against the Phillies' Cliff Lee

Catcher John Buck doing catching drills today during

Catcher John Buck doing catching drills today during a spring training workout at Tradition Field. (Feb. 15, 2013) (Credit: Alejandra Villa)

PHILADELPHIA -- Mets catcher John Buck leads the team in homers (3) and RBIs (12). Part of the reason is his ridiculous .556 batting average with runners in scoring position. And on Tuesday night, with the Mets set to face the Phillies, Buck finds himself with a favorable matchup.

Here's a look at how each of the Mets have fared against Phillies lefty Cliff Lee (1-0, 0.00), who will be opposed by righthander Dillon Gee (0-1, 1.42):

Mike Baxter: .000 (0-0)

John Buck: .292 (14-48, 3 HR)

Marlon Byrd: .333 (7-21)

Collin Cowgill: .000 (0-2)

Ike Davis: .091 (1-11)

Lucas Duda: .313 (5-16, HR)

Daniel Murphy: .316 (6-19)

Kirk Nieuwenhuis: .000 (0-0)

Anthony Recker: .000 (0-0)

Ruben Tejada: .462 (6-13)

Justin Turner: .000 (0-10)

Jordany Valdespin: .000 (0-0)

David Wright: .286 (6-21)

The lineup has yet to be posted. But manager Terry Collins mentioned last week that if the struggling Ike Davis were to get a day of at some point, it would likely be against Lee.

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