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Jerome-O-Meter | Gm 11-15

By bullpenbrian at 02.29.2012 1 comment.

Jerome Walton

At the start of Jerome Walton’s 30-game hitting streak on July 21, 1989, the Cubs trailed Montreal by 3.0 games and the Mets by a half game in the NL East Division.

Chicago went (8-2) over its next 10 games jumping New York in the standings and trimming Montreal’s lead to 2.0 games with Walton setting the pace from the leadoff position hitting .318 (14-for-44) over the stretch.

Although Jerome was hitting the ball to all fields, he was also showing a knack for beating out infield grounders, including a bunt single and two infield hits.

Walton finished the regular season reaching 18 times on bunt attempts and 30 times on infield hits, a huge contributing factor to his season ending .293 batting average–good for 7th best in the NL.

*Throughout spring training I’ll recap Walton’s 30-game hitting streak that sparked the Cubs from a 2.5 games deficit in the division to a 2.5 game lead!

Games | 1 – 5 | 6 – 10 | 11 – 15 | 16 – 20 | 21 – 25 | 26 – 30 |

Gm Date Walton Opponent Pitcher Outcome Score
11 (Night) July 31 1-4 @ Philly D. Carman HR Deep LF, RBI L 7-4
12 Aug. 1 2-5 @ Philly L. McWilliams Triple to RF, 2 RBI W 4-1
L. McWilliams Single to LF
13 Aug. 2 1-3 @ Philly K. Howell Single to RF L 0-6
14 Aug. 3 1-4 @ Philly B. Ruffin Single to CF W 2-0
15 Aug. 4 1-5 @ Pitt D. Drabek Single to CF W 3-2
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