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Thursday, May 24, 2012
Thursday lineup: Ike sits, Torres drops

By Kieran Darcy

The Mets begin a season-high 11-game homestand on Thursday night against the San Diego Padres.

Terry Collins has elected to drop Andres Torres in the batting order. Torres is just 1-for-33 over his last 11 games and batting .187 on the season.

Also, Ike Davis is on the bench again with the Mets facing another left-hander, Eric Stults. Davis' batting average stands at .159.

Here's the full lineup:

Ronny Cedeno, ss
Daniel Murphy, 2b
David Wright, 3b
Scott Hairston, lf
Lucas Duda, rf
Vinny Rottino, 1b
Andres Torres, cf
Rob Johnson, c
Jeremy Hefner, rhp