Jerome-O-Meter | Gm 21-25

Jerome Walton

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.

His leadoff single in the top of the 12th inning at Riverfront Stadium set the stage for Andre Dawson’s 3-run HR four batters latter.

The Reds went down 1-2-3 in the bottom of the inning giving Chicago a 5-2 victory—and a lost bet for manager Pete Rose?

The Cubs were winning at a blistering pace taking 18 of its last 25 games. They held a 3.5 game lead in the division, and Walton was showing no signs of slowing down.

*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
21 Aug. 10 2-6 Philly T. Mulholland Single to 3B, RBI L 16-13
T. Frohwirth Single to CF, RBI
22 Aug. 11 1-3 Philly L. McWilliams Single to LF, 2 RBI W 9-2
23 Aug. 12 2-5 Philly K. Howell Single to LF W 9-7
R. O’Neal Single to CF
24 Aug. 13 1-3 Philly B. Ruffin Double to LF, RBI L 5-3
25 Aug. 15 1-6 @ Cincy M. Roesler Single to CF W 5-2

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