Marlins 1B Justin Bour sitting against Mets lefty
by Marty Gitlin |
(1:19 pm ET) A matchup against Mets left-hander Jonathon Niese has Marlins first baseman Justin Bour out of the lineup Saturday.

Bour has just five at-bats against southpaws this seaon with one hit. He has otherwise been mashing. He owns a slash line of .361/.409/.607 in 61 at-bats and has homered in his last two games.

Nationals LF Clint Robinson gets the start against Reds
by Ruben Palacios | Staff Writer
(12:29 pm ET) Nationals left fielder Clint Robinson will start for just the seventh time this season when his team faces off against the Reds on Saturday.

Robinson is hitting .229/.260/.333 with 11 hits and three RBI in 48 at-bats.

Phillies 1B Ryan Howard cooling off after hot stretch
by Marty Gitlin |
(10:46 am ET) Phillies veteran first baseman Ryan Howard, who has been the subject of intense trade rumors, has suddenly gone from hot to cold.

Howard is 0-for-12 in his last three games after a 9-for-21 stretch in which he slugged three home runs.

He remains on pace, however to hit 36 home runs this season. That would be his highest total since 2009.

Rockies 1B Justin Morneau now on 15-day DL
by Marty Gitlin |
(9:18 am ET) The Rockies have placed first baseman Justin Morneau on the 15-day disabled list with a cervical strain and concussion symptoms. He had already been on the 7-day concussion DL.

Morneau has been sidelined since May 13. His future status remains uncertain.

Padres 1B Yonder Alonso elevated to Triple-A in rehab
by Marty Gitlin |
(9:09 am ET) Padres first baseman Yonder Alonso is inching closer to a return from a shoulder injury that has him on the disabled list.

After two rehab games at Class A Lake Elsinore, he played Friday night at Triple-A El Paso, where he will remain for at least three games. He was 0-for-3, but walked twice and scored twice. Alonso is 1-for-9 in his rehab stint.

"He needs to see pitches and get at-bats," Bud Black told

Alonso will return with a fine slash line of .333/.427/.437.

Braves 1B Freddie Freeman hits solo home run on Friday
by Jason Lempert | Staff Writer
(1:09 am ET) Braves first baseman Freddie Freeman hit his first home run in nearly a month in Friday's 4-2 loss to the Giants. Freeman came up in the top of the ninth with his team down by three. He proceeded to take closer Santiago Casilla deep for a solo home run, his sixth of the season. But it wasn't enough as the Giants were able to hold on for the victory.

The home run was Freeman's only hit of the game, and he has now collected just eight hits in 36 at-bats over his last 10 games. 

Diamondbacks 1B Paul Goldschmidt gets three hits on Friday
by Jason Lempert | Staff Writer
(12:11 am ET) Diamondbacks first baseman Paul Goldschmidt contiued his torrid pace at the plate in Friday's win over the Brewers. Goldschmidt went 3 for 5 with a double and scored twice in the 7-5 victory.

Goldschmidt now has 13 hits in 35 at-bats over his last 10 games. He has two home runs and six RBI over that stretch.

Brewers 1B Adam Lind goes yard on Friday
by Jason Lempert | Staff Writer
(5/29/2015) Brewers first baseman Adam Lind had a nice night at the plate in Friday's loss to the Diamondbacks. Lind went 3 for 3 with a double, three RBI and a third-inning solo home run.

The longball was Lind's eighth of the year, and the three-hit performance increased his batting average to .276 on the season.

Reds 1B Joey Votto smacks solo home run in win on Friday
by Jason Lempert | Staff Writer
(5/29/2015) Reds first baseman Joey Votto got the offensive party started on Friday, as the Reds beat the Nationals 5-2. Votto launched a one-out solo home run in the top of the first inning off Stephen Strasburg to give the Reds the early 1-0 advantage.

The home run was his only hit of the game. It was his eighth longball of the season, but his first since April 28. He now sports a .275 batting average on the season. 

"It's been a while," Votto said, per "A couple of weeks ago, I lost my wallet. I have a green card in there, and my driver's license, credit card and cash and everything. I didn't know where it was for, like, two weeks. You ever lose your wallet? It's so annoying, right? Then finally, I found it. It was in my car -- one of the door compartments. That's how I feel with my swing -- I finally found my wallet."

Marlins 1B Justin Bour belts three-run home run in Friday's win
by Jason Lempert | Staff Writer
(5/29/2015) First baseman Justin Bour provided the offense the Marlins would need to defeat the Mets on Friday. In the top of the fourth inning, Bour launched a three-run home run to put the Marlins on top 4-0 in a game they would win 4-3. 

The home run, his fourth of the season, was Bour's only hit of the game. Now the primary option at first base for the Marlins, Bour has 10 hits in 31 at-bats over his last 10 games. 

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