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Mets | Ike Davis dropped in order

New York Mets 1B Ike Davis was dropped to seventh in the batting order Friday, Aug. 2, after hitting cleanup or fifth in each game since being called up from the minors July 5. 2B Daniel Murphy is hitting fifth and OF Juan Lagares was moved to second. "What Ike's been saying is true. He looks better, he's taking pitches but he's not driving in runs and I respect the fact that he's working on some things, he's trying to see pitches longer, he's trying to get a better ball to hit," manager Terry Collins said. "Right now we need to drive in some runs and Murph's swinging good. I always thought no matter what if it was a different situation where Ike was out, Dan Murphy's a perfect guy to hit down in that spot. He's a guy that puts the ball in play, uses the field to hit." Davis is batting .224 with one home run and nine RBIs since returning.

2013-08-02 17:06:09 | Source: ESPNNewYork.com - Matt Ehalt

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