It's been a tough September for Reyes, who's slashing .221/.316/.407 on the month through 86 at-bats, but the Mets will likely need him to have a big finish to the regular season if they're going to hang on to a wild card spot.
The Giants are off Monday, so if Nunez returned Tuesday that would mean the hamstring strain didn't cost him any time. He doesn't believe the injury is serious, so it certainly sounds like a return before the end of the season is possible. Nunez suffered the injury while stealing his 40th base of the season Sunday.
He went 2-for-4 with a run and a stolen base, his 40th of the season, but suffered the hamstring injury while swiping that base in the seventh inning. Conor Gillaspie figures to get the bulk of the work at third base while Nunez is sidelined, which could consist of the remainder of the regular season.
After his wife passed away, Solarte missed eight games. He'll return to San Diego's lineup Sunday, as he's set to start at third base and hit third against Ty Blach and the Giants.
Franco has now homered in three straight games after not hitting one for more than a month. He's hitting .310/.355/.507 with the three homers and 15 RBI during the month of September.
The third baseman is 5-for-6 the last two nights since sitting out Thursday. He has multiple hits in three of his last five games. Turner is hitting .274 with 27 home runs, 89 RBI, 75 runs and four steals in 533 at-bats this season.
Coming into Saturday, Kang was hitting .107 in his last 42 plate appearances. Prior to that, he was hitting .467 with seven bombs in the previous 14 games, so obviously, Kang has been very streaky since the middle of August. Overall, he is hitting .263 with 19 homers, 56 RBI and 43 runs in 293 at-bats this season.
The veteran shortstop has started to come on as of late, now having hit safely in four of his last five contests. While Peralta has endured an injury-shortened season, he's managed to cobble together a serviceable .251/.299/.398 line over 259 at-bats, with 15 doubles, a triple, seven homers and 24 RBI.
The Diamondbacks will sit Lamb with southpaw Wade Miley on the hill for the O's. Brandon Drury will get the start at the keystone and hit sixth Saturday.
Derek Dietrich will take over at the hot corner as Prado sits for the first time since late July. Prado has put together a fine campaign in his age-32 season, batting .308/.363/.418 with seven homers, 68 runs, 73 RBI and two steals, enough to put him inside the top-20 at third base in terms of earned fantasy value. However, he has slowed down a bit this month with 18 hits (zero home runs) in 76 September at-bats.