Jerome Walton finished his rookie season with 46 RBI (a career-high). Five came during an August stretch as he ran his hitting streak to 25-games.
Walton twice drove in catcher Joe Girardi during a wild 16-13 loss to the Phillies at Wrigley Field (the most runs the Cubs allowed in a single game all season).
The following day Jerome’s 2-out, 2-run single was part of a six-run fifth inning, and 9-2 win against Philadelphia.
Two games later Walton smashed a 2-out double down the left field line scoring Domingo Ramos to tie the Phillies 2-2 in the fifth, but the Cubs eventually lost 5-3.
However, Jerome’s biggest hit during this run didn’t drive in a single run.