Worth noting

• Pirates second baseman Neil Walker was scheduled to play in his second rehab game with Double-A Altoona on Friday, but the game was rained out. The plan was to have Walker play three rehab games and join the Pirates on Sunday for the final game of the four-game series at Citi Field. Pittsburgh was uncertain how the rainout would affect the plan.

• Mike McKenry made his ninth start as understudy for catcher Russell Martin on Friday night. Martin experienced a recurrence of neck stiffness that prevented him from playing on Tuesday and Wednesday.

Marty Noble is a national reporter for MLB.com. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.