Walker went 2-for-4 with a home run and scored twice in Monday's win over the Nationals. After a scorching start to the season (slashed .307/.337/.625 in April), Walker has slowed considerably in May -- he's hitting just .200/.278/.308 through 65 at-bats this month. Walker's 11 homers are second-best in the majors among second baseman, only behind Robinson Cano's 12 blasts. The switch-hitter has played in 42 of the team's 44 games so far and should continue to see plenty of opportunities moving forward.
Walker went 3-for-4 with a solo homer Saturday at the Rockies. Walker's 10th homer of the season came after the Mets were trailing by six runs in a game they'd go on to lose. After clubbing nine homers in April, he hit his first bomb in 14 games and his OPS now sits at .844.
Walker (lower leg) is back in the lineup Wednesday, batting fifth against the Dodgers. After a three-game absence resulting from some lower leg soreness, Walker will get back into the lineup Wednesday with the Mets facing Kenta Maeda and the Dodgers. He's slashing just .228/.276/.435 against right-handers this season and he's a career .164/.179/.273 hitter at Dodger Stadium over 55 at-bats.
Walker (shin) is expected to return to the lineup Wednesday, Kristie Ackert of the New York Daily News reports. Wednesday has been the target, and it seems Walker will indeed make that target after missing three straight starts and four of five due to the shin injury. Right-hander Kenta Maeda is the Dodgers' probable starter for Wednesday. As good as Walker has been in fantasy so far this year, he's sitting with a rather pedestrian .228/.276/.435 line against right-handed pitching.
The Mets are targeting Wednesday's game against the Dodgers as Walker's (shin) return to action, Adam Rubin of ESPN New York reports. With another rest day expected Tuesday, Walker would enter Wednesday's outing on the backs of four games off in five. Once he logs his next plate appearance, he'll be aiming to break free of a hitless streak of 20 at-bats over the past seven games (entering Monday).
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