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Ike Davis to sit vs. Phillies lefty Cliff Lee

Ike Davis reacts after striking out in the

Ike Davis reacts after striking out in the eighth inning of a game against the Miami Marlins at Citi Field. (April 7, 2013) (Credit: Jim McIsaac)

PHILADELPHIA -- Struggling Mets first baseman Ike Davis won't be in the starting lineup on Tuesday against lefthander Cliff Lee and the Phillies.

However, the omission of Davis from the starting lineup isn't altogether surprising.

Davis is hitting just .136 with a homer and two RBIs through the Mets' first seven games. In his career against the lefty Lee, Davis is hitting just .091 (1-for-11).

By contrast, as we blogged earlier, John Buck has raked against Lee in the past. So, it should be no surprise that the catcher finds himself hitting cleanup as the Mets attempt to take the series against the Phillies.

The Mets' starting lineup:

Collin Cowgill CF
Daniel Murphy 2B
David Wright 3B
John Buck C
Marlon Byrd RF
Lucas Duda LF
Justin Turner 1B
Ruben Tejada SA
Dillon Gee RHP

Tags: Ike Davis , Mets , Cliff Lee , Phillies

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