Neil Walker
2B/DH NYM
3 days ago

Walker went 3-for-3 with a walk and three singles, driving in one Wednesday against the Cardinals.

EDGE Analysis

Walker failed to score in any of his four times on-base, but raised his batting line to .244/.315/.410 with the big day. While the batting average is Walker's worst of his career, he's on pace to break his career high of 23 home runs, matching his 2015 mark of 16 already. Some of those homers might be chalked up to luck though, as Walker has just 6 doubles and no triples on the season, not exactly indicative of a true power surge.

Neil Walker
2B/DH NYM
4 days ago

Walker is not in the lineup for Game 1 of Tuesday's doubleheader with the Cardinals, according to MLB.com's Anthony DiComo.

EDGE Analysis

Manager Terry Collins will open Tuesday's doubleheader with the same lineup he was going to use Monday, which means Walker will come off the bench Tuesday afternoon. It seems likely that Walker will start the nightcap, but it remains to be seen if that will be the case with left-hander Jaime Garcia set to start that game for the Cardinals.

Neil Walker
2B/DH NYM
5 days ago

Walker is out of the lineup for Monday's game against the Cardinals.

EDGE Analysis

Walker will sit out for the second straight day while Kelly Johnson receives another start at second base. Manager Terry Collins had stated that he wanted to give Walker a mental break to help him bust out of a slump that has seen him hit just .074/.138/.185 with one home run and three RBI through seven games since the All-Star break. It is likely that Walker returns to the lineup in the near future.

Neil Walker
2B/DH NYM
6 days ago

Walker is out of the lineup Sunday against the Marlins, Adam Rubin of ESPN.com reports.

EDGE Analysis

Walker's batting has been dismal since the All-Star break, as he's gone just 2-for-27 with eight strikeouts across seven games. Kelly Johnson will replace Walker at second base for Sunday's game and be batting fifth in the lineup.

Neil Walker
2B/DH NYM
1 week ago

Walker is out of the lineup Wednesday against the Cubs.

EDGE Analysis

Walker, along with several other Mets regulars, is getting the day off after Tuesday's night game. Kelly Johnson will get the start at the keystone and hit sixth in his absence.

Neil Walker
2B/DH NYM
2 weeks ago

Walker went 1-for-4 with a three-run homer in Friday's 5-3 victory over the Phillies.

EDGE Analysis

The veteran second baseman's 364-foot shot off Jeremy Hellickson plated Asdrubal Cabrera and Curtis Granderson in the sixth, providing the Mets with some breathing room by extending what had been a 1-0 lead. The round-tripper was Walker's second of July, and was his first hit over the last four contests after going 0-for-9 in the last three games before the All-Star break.

Neil Walker
2B/DH NYM
4 weeks ago

Walker will get the day off Tuesday as Wilmer Flores gets the start at second base.

EDGE Analysis

Jose Reyes, who was activated by the Mets on Tuesday, will get the start at third base, moving Flores to second. Walker has started every game for the Mets since June 16, so expect him back in the lineup and playing second base on Wednesday.

Neil Walker
2B/DH NYM
1 month ago

Walker went 3-for-4 with three runs Friday at the Braves.

EDGE Analysis

Walker led an eight-hit attack to help lead the Mets to a road victory. After going hitless in five games, he's now collected five hits in his last two contests to move his batting average to .271.

Neil Walker
2B/DH NYM
1 month ago

Walker went 2-for-2 with a sacrifice fly, a walk and two RBI against the Braves on Thursday.

EDGE Analysis

He'd failed to collect a hit over the last four games, so Walker's fantasy owners have to be happy to see him look good at the plate. Unfortunately, Walker's nine-homer May is well in the past and he's still hitting only .214 with a single homer in June. That said, he's enjoying premier slotting in the Mets' injury-ravaged lineup right now, for what that's worth.

Neil Walker
2B/DH NYM
1 month ago

Walker went 2-for-4 with a double, a homer and three RBI in his return to the lineup against the Pirates on Thursday.

EDGE Analysis

A Pirate his whole career before this season, Walker looked a bit tentative against his old mates last week, failing to deliver that "you shouldn't have traded me" performance. However, after a brief layoff due to chest and back issues, he got back out there and did indeed deliver a pair of big blows to make Pittsburgh regret losing him. This has been an unprecedented power-hitting season for Walker, who's already just two short of last year's 16 homers (in 91 fewer games) and on pace to shatter his career-high mark of 23 from two seasons ago. Sadly, the counting stats haven't quite kept up with the power production, but it seems the Mets' offense is just starting to round into midseason form.