Walker (7-11) allowed six runs on six hits and two walks with one strikeout over two innings, taking the loss in Wednesday's 12-5 defeat to the Red Sox. This was another disastrous outing for Walker, as the right-hander labored through two innings of painful baseball. Kyle Schwarber threw a jab in the first inning with a solo homer, then landed the knockout punch in the second with a three-run round-tripper. Walker has now allowed nine home runs in his last five starts and has pitched to an 8.10 ERA over that same span. With a contract that could feasibly see the 29-year-old remain in Queens for two more seasons, the Mets better hope that the one-time All-Star figures things out.
Walker allowed five earned runs on six hits and one walk while striking out eight across six innings in the loss to the Yankees on Saturday. He did not factor into the decision. Walker surrendered three home runs, all in the second inning. All five runs he allowed came in that inning via home runs. He has struggled recently, posting a 6.85 ERA in 22.1 innings over his last four starts. His next start is scheduled for Friday against the Phillies.
Walker allowed six runs on six hits and three walks with six strikeouts in 4.1 innings in a no-decision versus Washington on Sunday. The Mets gave Walker a four-run lead before he ever got to the mound, but he allowed a solo home run to Lane Thomas and a two-run shot to Josh Bell in the bottom of the first. The right-hander then allowed three more runs before Jeurys Familia relieved him to finish the fifth inning. Walker owns a 4.15 ERA, 1.19 WHIP and 129:49 K:BB through 138.2 innings this season, but he's gone 0-6 with four no-decisions in his last 10 starts. He's in line for a home start in the Subway Series versus the Yankees next weekend.
The Mets are expected to deploy Walker as their "starting pitcher" Tuesday in the resumption of their suspended game against the Marlins from April 11, Field Level Media reports. Marcus Stroman will be credited as the starter for the game, which was suspended with one out and a runner on first base in the top of the first inning. Since Stroman last pitched Saturday and won't be asked to pitch on two days' rest, Walker will stay on turn in the rotation and should be in line for a relatively normal outing, despite technically entering the game as a reliever. Meanwhile, Trevor Williams will be called on to make a spot start later Tuesday, when the Mets and Marlins play their normally scheduled game, which will be seven innings. Walker will presumably be in store for a normal start the next time his turn in the rotation comes up Sunday in Washington.
Walker (7-9) took the loss Wednesday, allowing three runs (two earned) on two hits and a walk over six-plus innings as the Mets fell 3-2 to the Giants. He struck out three. The right-hander was nursing a 2-1 lead heading into the seventh inning, but Kris Bryant reached on a Jonathan Villar error to open the frame followed by an Alex Dickerson single. Walker then got the hook after 74 pitches (44 strikes) and had to watch as Aaron Loup served up a game-winning double to Brandon Crawford. Walker hasn't won a game since July 3, but not for lack of trying as he has three quality starts in his last four outings. On the season, he carries a 3.82 ERA, 1.15 WHIP and 117:46 K:BB through 129.2 innings.
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