MLB

Pittsburgh Pirates
2014 Avg.
.272
 
Career Avg.
.273
Name  Neil Walker
Born  9/10/1985
Height  6-3
Weight  215
Number  18
Position  2B
Bats  S
Throws  R
8/26/2014 10:40:00 AM
Description: Pirates second baseman Neil Walker is a career .308 hitter (8-for-26) with two home runs among five extra-base hits versus Cardinals right-hander Lance Lynn.
Insight: Walker has already set a career mark for home runs with 17 and his OPS (.805) is the highest it's been in four seasons.
 
8/23/2014 10:28:00 PM
Description: Pirates second baseman Neil Walker went 3-for-4 with a double, three RBI and two runs against the Brewers on Saturday.
Insight: In the biggest series of the year so far for the Pirates, Walker is 5-for-9 with three extra-base hits and four RBI. Walker and Pittsburgh go for the sweep of first place Milwaukee on Sunday.
 
8/18/2014 10:18:00 PM
Description: Pirates second baseman Neil Walker went 2-for-3 with a solo homer and a walk Monday against the Braves.
Insight: Walker had just eight at-bats the first two weeks of August due to a lower back injury, but he's started three of the last four games.
 
8/16/2014 2:53:00 PM
Description: Pirates second baseman Neil Walker (back) isn't in the lineup Saturday.
Insight: Walker went 1-for-4 with a double Friday at Washington after a back injury kept him out of the lineup in 11 of the previous 12 games.
 
8/15/2014 4:00:00 PM
Description: Pirates second baseman Neil Walker (back) is not only back in Friday's starting lineup, he's batting cleanup.
Insight: Walker is batting .277 with 16 HR and 50 RBI, but has just three at-bats since Aug 1. He'll face a hot pitcher in Tanner Roark, who has given up exactly one run in five of his last six starts, and it may be best to avoid this matchup.
 
8/13/2014 6:07:00 PM
Description: Pirates second baseman Neil Walker (back) hasn't been placed on the disabled list yet, but he's out of the lineup Wednesday for the eighth straight game and the 10th time in his last 11.
Insight: The Pirates have continued to win even though Andrew McCutchen (rib) and Walker have been out of the lineup. They've gone 7-4 in August and are 1.5 games out of first place in the NL Central.
 
8/10/2014 12:38:00 PM
Description: Pirates second baseman Neil Walker (back) is expected to go on the disabled list, according to Rob Biertempfel of the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review.
Insight: Walker has appeared in just three games in August due to a back injury. His injury comes at a terrible time for Pittsburgh, as the Pirates are without Andrew McCutchen (rib).
 
8/8/2014 4:04:00 PM
Description: Pirates second baseman Neil Walker (back) is not in the lineup Friday.
Insight: Walker has played just one game since Aug. 1. He's batting .278 with 16 HR and 50 RBI. Jayson Nix will get the start, but has not done much in limited opportunities.
 
8/7/2014 3:00:00 PM
Description: Pirates second baseman Neil Walker (back) is not in the lineup Thursday.
Insight: Walker left Tuesday's gam with back tightness after missing the previous two games with the same issue, which he blamed on the beds he had to sleep on during the road trip. He's batting .278 with 16 HR and 50 RBI. Michael Martinez will get a start, but has no fantasy value.
 
8/6/2014 3:11:00 PM
Description: Pirates second baseman Neil Walker (back) is not in the lineup Wednesday.
Insight: Walker left Tuesday's gam with back tightness after missing the previous two games with the same issue, which he blamed on the beds he had to sleep on during the road trip.
 
8/5/2014 10:45:00 PM
Description: Pirates second baseman Neil Walker (back) left Tuesday's game with renewed back tightness, according to Travis Sawchik of the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review.
Insight: Walker missed the previous two games with the same issue, which he blamed on the beds he had to sleep on during the road trip.
 
8/5/2014 8:27:00 PM
Description: Pirates second baseman Neil Walker (back) returned to the lineup Tuesday after missing two games with back tightness.
Insight: According to mlb.com, Walker blamed the issue on the beds he slept on during Pittsburgh's road trip. The team returned home Sunday night and began an eight-game homestand Tuesday.
 
8/3/2014 2:39:00 PM
Description: Pirates second baseman Neil Walker is not in Sunday's lineup due to an ongoing stiff back.
Insight: With a rest day tomorrow, the hope is with three consecutive days of rest Walker will be ready to go Tuesday. He is batting .280 with 50 RBI, 51 runs and an .808 OPS.
 
8/2/2014 7:46:00 PM
Description: Pirates second baseman Neil Walker is a late scratch from Saturday's lineup due to a stiff back, according to Bill Brink of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette.
Insight: Walker is batting .280 with 50 RBI, 51 runs and an .808 OPS. Consider him day-to-day.
 
Hot7/22/2014 10:56:00 PM
Description: Pirates second baseman Neil Walker homered for the fourth time in his last 10 games Tuesday against the Dodgers.
Insight: Walker is now one home run away from tying his career high of 16. He's batting .286 with 48 RBI, 46 runs and an .831 OPS in 325 at-bats this season. Among second basemen, only Brian Dozier has more home runs.
 
7/20/2014 5:05:00 PM
Description: Pirates second baseman Neil Walker had his second straight three-hit game and hit his 14th homer of the year Sunday against the Rockies.
Insight: Walker is just two homers away from tying his career high. He's batting .283 with 14 homers, 45 RBI, 43 runs and an .814 OPS, very good numbers for a second baseman.
 
7/13/2014 5:28:00 PM
Description: Pirates second baseman Neil Walker hit his 13th home run of the season Sunday against the Reds.
Insight: Walker's career high in home runs is 16, which he set last year. Six of those came in his last 34 at-bats last season, so he's blasted 19 home runs in his last 340 at-bats.
 
7/13/2014 12:18:00 PM
Description: Pirates second baseman Neil Walker is hitting .171 against Cincinnati starter Johnny Cueto.
Insight: Walker has collected just six hits in 35 at-bats against Cueto, who will start Sunday against the Pirates.
 
7/5/2014 1:08:00 PM
Description: Pirates second baseman Neil Walker will get a routine day off on Saturday.
Insight: Walker was off to a fast start before his stint on the diabled list and hasn't been able to recapture that level of production since his return (.205, 0 HR, 2 RBI, .545 OPS in 11 games).
 
6/24/2014 2:47:00 PM
Description: Pirates second baseman Neil Walker (appendectomy) has been activated from the 15-day disabled list.
Insight: Walker missed the minimum amount of time. He'll return to a .280 average, 11 homers, 35 RBI, 29 runs and an .805 OPS. Josh Harrison (.304, 5 HR, 5 SB), who filled in for Walker at second base, has hit .368 with a homer, seven RBI and three steals over his last nine games. The Pirates will have to find a way to keep his bat in the lineup, though it won't come at the expense of Walker.
 

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Scoreboard
Local
Final
DUR 5
NOR 1
 
Final
TAM 4
BOS 3
Final
MIA 9
NYM 6
Final
ATL 0
PHI 7
Final
BAL 4
MIN 6
Final
STL 5
PIT 4
Final
CHC 4
MIL 2
Final
CLE 1
DET 12
Final
OAK 6
SEA 1
Final
SDP 3
ARI 1
Final
COL 10
SFG 9
Final
KAN 4
TEX 3
Final
LOS 4
WAS 6
7:05pm Tonight
NYY
BOS
 
7:05pm Tonight
BAL
CIN
 
7:05pm Tonight
CLE
DET
 
7:10pm Tonight
MIA
NYM
 
7:10pm Tonight
ATL
PHI
 
7:10pm Tonight
TAM
TOR
 
8:05pm Tonight
CHC
MIL
 
8:10pm Tonight
MIN
CWS
 
8:10pm Tonight
HOU
ANA
 
8:10pm Tonight
KAN
TEX
 
8:15pm Tonight
STL
PIT
 
8:40pm Tonight
COL
SFG
10:05pm Tonight
OAK
SEA
 
10:10pm Tonight
SDP
ARI
 
10:10pm Tonight
LOS
WAS
 
Final
LOU 31
MIAMI 13
Final
DUR 5
NOR 1