• Two days after Ike Davis came through with a game-winning hit against the Braves, the Mets dropped their first baseman down to eighth in the lineup for Tuesday's game against the Yankees. Davis finished 0-for-3 with three strikeouts in Monday's Subway Series opener, halting his brief run of success.
• Mets manager Terry Collins said he planned on proceeding Tuesday without closer Bobby Parnell, who threw 20 pitches Monday and 12 the night before. Parnell indicated to Collins that he might not be available, making right-handers LaTroy Hawkins and Brandon Lyon and lefty Scott Rice all candidates to pitch the ninth.
• Collins said that outfielder Lucas Duda will start at designated hitter for one of the Mets' two games this week at Yankee Stadium. He is undecided about his DH for the other game.
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