He's riding the pine with a lefty in Chris Rusin taking the hill for Colorado, as has been the norm for Lamb against southpaws in recent weeks. Lamb went 0-for-4 on Friday but has been getting the job done against right-handers so far, slashing .306/.371/.516 with a 6:11 BB:K. He should continue batting second against right-handed starters.
The veteran infielder's bat has been smoking, with Friday's performance marking his third straight three-hit effort. Prado has hit safely in all but one game in which he's registered an official at-bat in this season, and is hitting a red-hot .545 (12-for-22) with two doubles, a walk and three RBI over his last five games. He's proven to be an outstanding spark plug early in the lineup for a Marlins club that will need plenty of help at the top of the order to make up for the 80-game absence of Dee Gordon (suspension).
The theme of Wright getting a rest day about once a week continues, and Wilmer Flores will start at third base and hit seventh Saturday. Wright has 14 strikeouts in his last 25 at-bats, but he's getting on base at a solid clip, sitting with a .353 OBP on the season.
Arenado's 10th blast of the year put the Rockies comfortably ahead in a game in which they blew out the Diamondbacks. The slugger's on fire as he's now homered in three straight contests and raised his slash line to .287/.354/.678.
An estimated timetable for Amarista's recovery was not provided by the team when he hit the DL, but it sounds like he will be out well beyond the minimum 15 days. Even on the Padres, Amarista will likely remain merely a bench option upon his eventual return.
When Solarte first hit the DL, the Padres were hopeful he would make it back before the end of April, but the 28-year-old was just cleared to begin running on an anti-gravity treadmill this week. He is without a timetable for a return, but considering where he's at in his recovery, it seems possible Solarte could miss the majority of May.
Manager Joe Maddon said he may use Bryant as a pinch-hitter if he is cleared by the trainers, but it sounds like he won't be in the lineup for any this weekend's games. Javier Baez is starting at third base Friday, and figures to see the bulk of the playing time at the hot corner in the short term, with Tommy La Stella also angling for a handful of at-bats while Bryant is out. It sounds like the soonest Bryant could return to the lineup would be Monday in Pittsburgh.
An MRI taken on Bryant's ankle Thursday night did not reveal any serious issues, and the Cubs are not concerned about Bryant's status, but it appears the team could hold him out for a few days to allow him to get back to 100 percent. Javier Baez will start at third base Friday, and the Cubs figure to use either him or Tommy La Stella at the hot corner until Bryant returns.
Bryant will be held out of at least one game after exiting Thursday's contest with the ankle injury, but given the Cubs' optimism, it does not seem he will be sidelined for long. Javier Baez will man the hot corner Friday in Bryant's place.
Turner is out of the lineup Thursday, but Roberts told reporters that he'd be in the lineup for all three games this weekend when the Dodgers face the Padres. Cesar Vargas, Colin Rea, and Drew Pomeranz are the scheduled starters that Turner and the Dodgers will be facing over the weekend.