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Lucas Duda will start Tuesday in Atlanta

NEW YORK -- Lucas Duda will start at first base Tuesday in Atlanta, New York Mets manager Terry Collins confirmed prior to Sunday's game.

Ike Davis hit a pinch-hit walk-off grand slam Saturday, and will start at first base Sunday. But Davis was already scheduled to start Sunday, prior to the game-winning home run.

Ike Davis

Ike Davis

#29 1B
New York Mets

2014 STATS

  • GM3
  • HR1

  • RBI4

  • R1

  • OBP.600

  • AVG.500

Collins is not abandoning his plan to give Duda the first crack at being his regular starting first baseman -- not yet, anyway.

"We’ve gotta at least stick by our plan a little bit," Collins said.

Duda hit two home runs Friday, but went 0-for-4 with three strikeouts Saturday.

Davis will bat fifth Sunday. But no matter what he does at the plate, he'll be back on the bench for the Mets' next game.

"I hope Ike has a big game today," Collins said. "[But] the plan is set in stone in Atlanta."