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Pre-Game Buzz: Starling Marte to DL; Ike Davis past as a 2nd half hitter & tonight’s lineup

MARTE HEADING TO DL
The Pirates will place Starling Marte on the disabled list, according to Rob Biertempfel of the Tribune-Review. Marte was hit in the head by a pitch on Friday but stayed in the game.


PIRATES LINEUP TONIGHT VS DODGERS
1. Gregory Polanco, RF
2. Travis Snider, LF
3. Andrew McCutchen, CF
4. Neil Walker, 2B
5. Russell Martin, C
6. Ike Davis, 1B
7. Josh Harrison, 3B
8. Jordy Mercer, SS
9. Francisco Liriano, P

Davis to breakout in second half?
Ike Davis had a big game in Tuesday night’s 12-7 win over the Los Angeles Dodgers. Davis went 3-5 with a home run, 2 RBI, and 2 runs scored.
Davis calls himself a second half hitter and the last two seasons he’s been one.
2013 Post-All Star Break
  • Hit .286/.449/.505 in 115 at-bats with 4 home runs, 15 RBI, 11 doubles, 32 BB. Davis posted a .954 OPS after batting .165 (35-212) prior to All-Star Break for the Mets.
2012 Post-All Star Break
  • Hit .255/.346/.542, .888 OPS with 20 home runs, 41 RBI, 12 doubles

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