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Hurdle Taking Day-by-Day Approach With Walker

Hurdle Taking Day-by-Day Approach With Walker

Neil Walker picked up two of the three hits that the Pirates were able to counter off the Brewers' Yovani Gallardo on Tuesday night at PNC Park. But it was towards the end of that nine inning game that Manager Clint Hurdle said that Walker, who felt strong in the middle of the game, felt that get away from him late. It's what forced Walker out of the lineup on Wednesday as he continues to be day-to-day with low back tightness.

"It’s challenging right now just because there was never a time to re-strengthen," Hurdle said. "He gives us what he can give us, and there’s a fall back time. Today seems to be one of those days where I think we’re going to be best served to push away from him with the thought that he can get back in tomorrow. It might be every other day. It might be two days, then off a day. We’re just going to have to take it day by day."

Walker played in back-to-back games in Chicago on Saturday and Sunday. That came a day after pinch-hitting with the bases loaded in Fr...

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