Nationals' Ryan Zimmerman (foot) remains in starting lineup Friday
by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(4/24/2015) Nationals first baseman Ryan Zimmerman, who is battling plantar fascia ailment, is feeling better than he did on Thursday, manager Matt Williams told reporters, per the team's official website. Zimmerman remained in the starting lineup, batting fifth against Miami on Friday. 

Zimmerman is batting .226 (14 for 62) with four doubles, a triple, two homers, 12 RBI and a .304 on-base percentage.


Morneau, Gonzalez return for Rockies; Tulowitzki gets night off
by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(4/24/2015) Rockies first baseman Justin Morneau and right fielder Carlos Gonzalez returned to the lineup Friday night at home against San Francisco. Both players received the night off on Thursday. Morneau will bat cleanup, while Gonzalez will hit sixth in the order.

Morneau is batting .231 (12 for 52) with one home run, two doubles and three RBI in 14 games, while Gonzalez is batting .179 (10 for 56) with one home run, four doubles and five RBI in 14 games.

Troy Tulowitzki, who started all but one of 16 games this season for the Rockies, received his second night off this season. He is hitting .300 (18 for 60) with nine doubles, a home run and eight RBI in 16 appearances.

Colorado is a home underdog (+100) against the defending World Series champions, per VegasInsider.com.


Marlins place Christian Yelich on DL, call up Justin Bour
by Shawn Krest | CBSSports.com
(4/24/2015) The Marlins placed outfielder Christian Yelich on the 15-day disabled list with a lower back strain. Yelich has missed the last three games, and the transaction is retroactive to April 20. 

Yelich is hitting .200 with no home runs and four RBI this season. 

To replace Yelich on the roster, the Marlins called up first baseman Justin Bour from Triple-A New Orleans. Bour was hitting .275 for New Orleans this season with one home run and five RBI. 

Bour played in 39 games for the Marlins last season, hitting .284 with a homer and 11 RBI.


Howard, Utley, Galvis, Ruiz reinserted into Phillies lineup on Friday
by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(4/24/2015) Phillies first baseman Ryan Howard, second baseman Chase Utley, shortstop Freddy Galvis and catcher Carlos Ruiz were all held out of the starting lineup on Thursday. All four starters returned to the starting lineup Friday night against the Braves.

Howard moved back to the No. 5 spot in the order for just the second time this season. Utley returned to his regular No. 3 spot, while Ruiz batted seventh, followed by Galviz eighth.

Philadelphia is considered a slight underdog (+105) at home against Atlanta, per VegasInsider.com.


Dodgers 1B Adrian Gonzalez hits sixth homer of season
by Jason Butt | CBSSports.com
(4/23/2015) Dodgers first baseman Adrian Gonzalez hit his sixth home run of the season in Thursday’s 3-2 loss to the Giants. Gonzalez hit his solo shot in the top of the third inning.

Gonzalez has begun the year on fire. His slash line is a staggering .414/.477/.862. However, he did finish just 1 for 5 in Thursday’s game.


Nationals' Ryan Zimmerman dealing with plantar fascia
by Jason Butt | CBSSports.com
(4/23/2015) Nationals first baseman Ryan Zimmerman is battling a plantar fascia ailment that is causing some pain, according to MASN Sports' Dan Kolko

Zimmerman is batting .224 but has made quite a few plays on the defensive side. However, the injury could lead to Zimmerman getting a day off in the near future. 


Brewers 1B Lind slugs second homer in rare win
by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(4/23/2015) The Brewers managed a rare victory Thursday against Cincinnati and Adam Lind was greatly responsible.

Lind slugged three hits to raise his average to .309. The first of those hits left the yard in the second inning. He fell a triple short of hitting for the cycle.

The first baseman was one of many struggling Brewers heading into the game. He was 6-for-38 after a torrid start to the season.


Padres 1B Yonder Alonso batting .750 in career vs. Rockies' Lyles
by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(4/23/2015) Padres first baseman Yonder Alonso carries a five-game hitting streak into Thursday's game at Colorado. If history is on Alonso's side, then there is a good chance he will push his hitting streak to six games.

Alonso has a very strong track record against Rockies starting pitcher Jordan Lyles, who is on the mound Thursday. Alonso is batting .750 (6 for 8) with two doubles, two home runs and five RBI in his career against the right-hander.

In the first three games of the series at Colorado, Alonso is batting .417 (5 for 12) with three RBI.


Rockies' Justin Morneau, Carlos Gonzalez held out of lineup Thursday
by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(4/23/2015) Rockies first baseman Justin Morneau and right fielder Carlos Gonzalez both received a day off Thursday against the Padres. It was the second time Gonzalez was not in the starting lineup and third time Morneau was not in the starting lineup this season.

"I've been wanting to give CarGo one for the last few days," Rockies manager Walt Weiss said, per the Denver Post. "But Dickey (Corey Dickerson) was banged up and we were short-handed. So I thought a day game after a night game was a good spot for it."

Morneau is batting .231 (12 for 52) with one home run, two doubles and three RBI in 14 games, while Gonzalez is batting .179 (10 for 56) with one home run, four doubles and five RBI in 14 games.

The Rockies are considered underdogs (+103) for Thursday's game.


Howard, Utley, Galvis, Ruiz absent from Phillies lineup Thursday
by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(4/23/2015) Phillies manager Ryne Sandberg chose to rest four of his starters for Thursday's day game against the Marlins.

First baseman Ryan Howard, second baseman Chase Utley, shortstop Freddy Galvis and catcher Carlos Ruiz were all held out of the starting lineup. Darin Ruf started at first base, Cesar Hernandez started at second base, Andres Blanco started at shortstop and Cameron Rupp started at catcher.

Ruiz (.184), Howard (.196) and Utley (.120) are all batting below the Mendoza Line (.200). Galvis is batting .300 (15 for 50) with one double, one triple, one home run and eight RBI through 14 games.


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