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

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.

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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