Neil Walker 2B PIT 15 Hrs
Neil Walker went 3-for-6 with a home run in Sunday's loss to the Brewers.
The Pirates lost in 14 innings, but 10 innings earlier Walker gave them a lead with the solo shot off Brewers starter Marco Estrada. It was Walker's sixth home run of the season after hitting a career-high 16 last year. He's well on his way to another personal best this season.
Neil Walker 2B PIT 5 Days
Neil Walker went 2-for-4 with a home run as the Pirates fell to the Reds on Tuesday.
Walker's fifth blast of the season helped bring the Pirates back into the game, as his two-run shot off of Manny Parra cut the Reds' lead to 7-5. It was not quite enough, however. Walker has quietly been a reliable source of offense for the Pirates over the last few years, but five home runs this early is a bit shocking. He has finished each of the past four seasons with 12-16 home runs.
Neil Walker 2B PIT 9 Days
Neil Walker went 2-for-4 with a two-run homer in a loss to the Brewers on Friday.
His two-run shot in the seventh was the only offense of the evening for Pittsburgh. Walker has hit 14 and 16 home runs respectively over the past two seasons despite not playing over 133 games. If he can stay healthy, there could be some sneaky upside here.
Neil Walker 2B PIT 21 Days
Neil Walker hit a walkoff solo home run in the 10th inning as the Pirates bested the Cubs on Monday.
It was the only run scored in a game dominated by Pirates starter Francisco Liriano and Cubs starter Jeff Samardzija. Walker, a Pittsburgh native, went deep to right field off reliever Carlos Villanueva to send home happy the regular-season record crowd at PNC Park.
Neil Walker 2B PIT 23 Days
Neil Walker went 3-for-4 with an RBI in Friday's 3-0 win over the Phillies.
Walker hit his third double of the spring spring off Phillies starter Kyle Kendrick and drove in the run with a sixth inning single. The second baseman scuffled this spring, but his spot in the Pirates' everyday lineup was never in doubt.
Neil Walker 2B PIT 1 Month
Neil Walker went 2-for-3 with a home run in the Pirates' 5-0 defeat of the Phillies on Sunday.
Walker has been back hitting second the last couple of days after Russell Martin frequently occupied that spot earlier in the spring. The Pirates will probably open the season there unless someone else impresses. Jose Tabata seemed like another candidate to bat second, but he's been a disappointment thus far.
Neil Walker 2B PIT 3 Months
Pirates avoided arbitration with 2B Neil Walker by agreeing to a one-year, $5.75 million contract.
It was the second of four arbitration years for Walker. The Pirates second baseman hit .251/.339/.418 with a career-high 16 home runs last season.
Neil Walker 2B PIT 6 Months
Neil Walker will bat second again in Game 5 of the NLDS against the Cardinals on Wednesday.
Walker is 0-for-16 with a walk and four strikeouts during the series, but Pirates manager Clint Hurdle isn't making any changes. The full Pittsburgh lineup: Starling Marte LF, Walker 2B, Andrew McCutchen CF, Justin Morneau 1B, Marlon Byrd RF, Pedro Alvarez 3B, Russell Martin C, Clint Barmes, Gerrit Cole P.
Neil Walker 2B PIT 7 Months
Neil Walker launched a pair of solo homers in Saturday's 8-3 win over the Reds, helping the Pirates clinch home field for the NL Wild Card play-in game.
Andrew McCutchen, Pedro Alvarez, Marlon Byrd, and Andrew Lambo also went deep in the victory. This was the first multi-homer game of Walker's career. He's now sitting on a career-high 16 homers for the year.
Neil Walker 2B PIT 7 Months
Neil Walker homered, doubled and walked twice versus the Reds on Sunday.
Walker has awoken from his slumber with three homers in his last four games. He was hitting .138 this month before his 4-for-5 day on Thursday.