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Thursday, August 16, 2012
Thursday lineup: Shoppach debuts

By Adam Rubin

Kelly Shoppach makes his Mets debut Thursday, catching rookie Matt Harvey's fifth major league start.

Terry Collins, who resolved to shake up the lineup, also has Jason Bay starting, plus  Scott Hairston in center field over Andres Torres and Justin Turner over Daniel Murphy at second base. Bay has two doubles in three career at-bats against Reds right-hander Homer Bailey.

Ruben Tejada, ss
Mike Baxter, rf
David Wright, 3b
Ike Davis, 1b
Scott Hairston, cf
Justin Turner, 2b
Jason Bay, lf
Kelly Shoppach, c
Matt Harvey, rhp