Friday's Mets lineup

NEW YORK -- Ike Davis has been dropped down to seventh in the lineup for Friday's game against the Royals (first pitch at 7:10 p.m.). Davis had been hitting fourth or fifth since returning from the minors in early July, but is still batting just .180 on the season.

Daniel Murphy will hit fifth on Friday, and Juan Lagares moves up to second.

Catcher John Buck is also in the lineup -- he has not yet been placed on paternity leave. Buck's wife was due to have a baby Thursday.

Here's the full Mets lineup:

Eric Young Jr., lf

Juan Lagares, cf

David Wright, 3b

Marlon Byrd, rf

Daniel Murphy, 2b

John Buck, c

Ike Davis, 1b

Omar Quintanilla, ss

Dillon Gee rhp