Walker will sit Saturday against the Dodgers.
Walker owns a modest .709 OPS thus far in the second half, though that's at least better than the .620 OPS he managed prior to the break. Asdrubal Cabrera slides to first base in his absence, with Drew Ellis starting at third.
Walker is out of the lineup for Sunday's game against the Cubs.
Walker will head to the bench for only the second time in 11 games, paving the way for Pavin Smith to pick up a start at first base. Since the All-Star break, Walker has gone 7-for-28 (.250 average) with three doubles, three runs and an RBI.
Walker isn't starting Wednesday's game against the Pirates.
Walker had started in each of the five games after the All-Star break, and he went 6-for-19 with three doubles, three runs, an RBI, two walks and six strikeouts. He'll get a breather while Pavin Smith takes over at first base and bats fifth.
Walker went 2-for-3 with a double, run, walk and strikeout in a 5-2 win over the Dodgers on Friday.
Walker doubled in the first, singled in the third and walked and scored in the ninth to submit a valuable insurance run. The first baseman now has a decent five-game hitting streak that's seen him go 6-for-20.
Walker isn't starting Thursday's game against the Rockies.
Walker drew starts in each of the last seven games, but he'll get a breather after he hit .250 with a double, three RBI, a run and 10 strikeouts during that time. Pavin Smith will start at first base and bat third.
Walker went 3-for-5 with a run scored Wednesday against St. Louis.
Walker strung together his first three-hit game of the season, producing a trio of singles. He came around to score on Daulton Varsho's bases-loaded walk in the eighth inning. It's been a rough year overall for Walker, but he's come alive over the last week, producing a .407 (11-for-27) average during a seven-game hitting streak. That stretch has brought his season average up from .196 to .230.
Walker is not in the starting lineup Tuesday against the Cardinals.
Walker will get his first rest since June 20 as Pavin Smith mans first base Tuesday. Walker figures to be a top option off the bench, however.
Walker went 2-for-4 with a solo home run, double, an additional run and a walk in Saturday's 10-1 win against the Padres.
Walker extended Arizona's lead to 2-0 with his solo shot in the second off San Diego starter Dinelson Lamet, doubled and scored in the fourth and walked in the ninth to reach base three times in consecutive games and for only the fourth time all season. The homer was his fourth in 42 games, a far cry from the pace when he hit 29 in 2019.
Walker went 1-for-4 with a solo home run in Wednesday's 3-2 loss to Milwaukee.
The first baseman's seventh-inning solo shot accounted for the only run Arizona could muster off Milwaukee ace Brandon Woodruff. Walker has homered just twice in 21 games in June while batting .191 (13-for-68) this month. He has three long balls, 17 RBI, 19 runs scored and a disappointing .197/.243/.310 slash line through 152 plate appearances this year.
Walker is out of the lineup for Sunday's game against the Dodgers.
Walker will be getting a routine breather in the series finale, allowing Asdrubal Cabrera to pick up a start at first base. Through 17 games in June, Walker is batting .182 with a home run, nine runs and seven RBI.
Walker went 0-for-4 with two RBI in Thursday's 10-3 loss to San Francisco.
Walker benefitted from hitting behind Eduardo Escobar, who had two extra-base hits and put men in scoring position for him. He was able get runners home with productive outs. Walker's driven in seven runs over the last nine games but a .571 OPS this season is a major disappointment.
Walker is out of the lineup for Wednesday's game against the Giants.
He receives a day off following a strong, 2-for-5 effort Tuesday with three RBI. It was Walker's third multi-hit showing in his last seven games, a stretch during which he's gone 7-for-25 with a homer, five RBI and just two strikeouts. Pavin Smith gets the start at first base Wednesday.
Walker went 2-for-5 with a double, three RBI and two runs scored in Tuesday's 9-8 loss to the Giants.
Walker, who has been held out of the lineup against right-handers at times, has started seven of the last eight contests, including four of five against righties. The first baseman is 8-for-28 with three extra-base hits, five RBI and seven runs scored as a starter during that stretch. The average is still a meager .212, but he's making better contact.
Walker went 2-for-4 with a solo home run and an additional run in a 5-2 loss to Oakland on Tuesday.
Walker and teammate Pavin Smith were the only Diamondbacks clicking Tuesday as the pair combined for four of the team's six times on base with Walker doing the heavy lifting. His second-inning home run off Chris Bassitt opened the scoring and he later scored after a seventh-inning single to account for both Arizona runs in the game. The hits broke a 3-for-20 stretch for Walker, who should end up performing closer to his combined .815 OPS from 2019 and 2020 rather than a current .570 mark.
Walker returned to the starting lineup Sunday and went 1-for-4 in a 2-0 loss to the Brewers.
Walker, who sat out Saturday's game against a right-hander, returned to the lineup against a righty Sunday. He's ridden the bench for three of the last five right-handers the Diamondbacks faced. That could be an issue if the practice continues, which could easily be the case, as Walker has a .450 OPS against righties and .520 overall.
Walker is not in the lineup for Saturday's game against the Brewers.
Walker returned from an oblique injury last Saturday. He's since been in the lineup against all three lefties the Diamondbacks have faced but has started against just two out of five righties, including Saturday's starter Brandon Woodruff. Pavin Smith will be the first baseman in his absence.
Walker went 0-for-4 in Friday's 5-1 loss to Milwaukee.
Walker was in the starting lineup for first time in three games when Arizona faced a right-handed starter. Manager Torey Lovullo had inserted Pavin Smith at first base against the previous two righties, which had not been a normal practice. Walker is down to .167 (12-for-72) with a .447 OPS against same-sided pitchers in 2021, although he has not exhibited worrisome splits in the past.
Walker went 1-for-4 with a run scored in Wednesday's 7-6 loss to the Mets.
Walker was back in the lineup Wednesday against a left-hander after taking a seat the previous two games when the Diamondbacks faced righties. He hasn't been part of a platoon since emerging as a lineup regular in 2019, so having him sit against right-handers is something new, if that's manager Torey Lovullo's plan going forward. Walker, who recently returned from an oblique injury, is batting just .182 against righties in 2021. One motivating factor may be Lovullo's desire to keep the hot-hitting Pavin Smith's bat in the lineup.
Walker is not in the starting lineup for Tuesday's game against the Mets.
Pavin Smith will start at first base as Walker takes a seat for the second day in a row. Walker is normally the everyday starter at first base, but manager Torey Lovullo is trying to get his two hottest hitters -- Smith and Josh Reddick -- in the lineup, so he sat Walker against a pair of right-handers Sunday and Monday.
Walker isn't starting Monday's game against the Mets.
Walker was reinstated from the 10-day injured list Saturday and went 2-for-10 with three RBI and a strikeout in his first two games back. Pavin Smith will take over at first base and bat sixth.
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