Walker went 2-for-3 with a double and a run scored in Sunday's win over the Mets. After seeing his nine-game hit streak snapped Friday and receiving the day off Saturday, Walker got right back to smacking the ball around the yard. He's slashing .368/.442/.447 in May, but the hits haven't come with a lot of production -- he's got only two runs and two RBI in 13 games on the month, and Walker hasn't gone yard since April 13.
Walker is not in the lineup Saturday against lefty Steven Matz and the Mets, Joe Frisaro of MLB.com reports. As usual, Walker will stick to his platoon role. Martin Prado gets the start at first base.
Walker went 2-for-5 with an RBI in Friday's loss to the Mets. Walker delivered an RBI single in the third to get the Marlins on the board, but the Mets would emerge with an 11-2 victory in the series opener. The 33-year-old has hit safely in six straight games following Friday's multi-hit performance, which has helped improve his batting average to .289 through 36 contests this season.
Walker isn't in Tuesday's starting lineup against the Cubs, Jordan McPherson of the Miami Herald reports. Walker will take a seat for the second straight contest with another lefty slated to toe the rubber for the opposition (Jon Lester). Martin Prado draws the start at first base and will hit second.
Walker is not starting Monday against lefty Cole Hamels and the Cubs, Jordan McPherson of the Miami Herald reports. Walker is still yet to start against a lefty this season. Martin Prado gets the call at first base, as he has against each other southpaw the Marlins have faced.
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