Panik will be held out of Saturday's contest against the Mets after suffering a groin injury during the ninth inning of Friday's game. The Giants second baseman has posted a .280 AVG, .340 OBP with 26 H, 17 R and 12 RBI in 24 games.
The Mets continue to rest their long-time prized third baseman in efforts to get his best production later in the season. Wilmer Flores should get the go-ahead at 3B in Wright's place. Wright has a .236 AVG with 17 H, 11 R and 5 RBI in 18 games this season.
Bonafacio may be used as a utility man over the next few games thanks to Saturday's rainout. The rainout allows the Braves to have the luxury of skipping the fifth starter spot in their rotation, returning to a 12-man pitching staff. Bonafacio must make use of this opportunity as it is his first time being called up since Spring ball.
It's one-and-done for Hardy and the Cowboys. Hardy had six sacks and 35 tackles in 12 games during his sole season in Dallas. Expect owner Jerry Jones and the Cowboys to select a defensive lineman during the last day of the 2016 NFL Draft.
Lackey would've most likely had a dominant performance against the struggling Braves but Saturday's game in Chicago was rained out. He's looking to rebound from his first loss of the season last week to the Reds. Lackey (3-1) currently has a 4.97 ERA and 1.22 WHIP in 25.1 IP.
After suffering a series-ending Game 6 loss to the Atlanta Hawks, the 5-foot-9 point guard vowed to have a better season next year. Thomas had one of the best performances of the playoffs thus far during this series -- a dazzling 42-point performance in Game 3. Thomas averaged 22.2 points, 6.2 assists and 3.0 rebounds per game with a .428 FG percentage during the 2015-16 season.
Lackey would've most likely had a dominant performance against the struggling Braves. He's looking to rebound from his first loss of the season last week to the Reds. Lackey (3-1) currently has a 4.97 ERA and 1.22 WHIP in 25.1 IP. Lackey gets the start on Sunday for the Cubs.
Cardinals Manager Mike Matheny is giving Piscotty a breather for Saturday's game and he should be back in the lineup for the series finale against the Nationals on Sunday. Piscotty is posting a .300 AVG, 27 H and 15 RBI in 22 games.