Cardinal of St. LouisRookie outfielder Jordan Walker has been on a tear to start the season and his impressive hitting streak ended Wednesday against the Colorado Rockies.
Walker extended his hitting streak to 12 games with a broken-bat single in the ninth inning. Eddie Murphy tied the longest streak to start a season by a player aged 20 and under. Murphy b Philadelphia Athletics In 1912. Walker did not turn 21 until May 22.
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“This is special,” Cardinals manager Ollie Marmol said. “I didn’t care how he got that hit. It was fun to watch, he did a great job. He’s struggling a little bit up here, he’s not feeling 100 percent but he was able to give it to us in the end. – The bat.”
Walker is 15-for-47 to start the season. He is hitting .319 with .849 with two home runs. He called the length “excellent”.
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“I’m just really doing my job,” he added, via MLB.com. “Especially if it’s me leading off, I know no matter what, I’ve got to get on base. And so in a lot of these late innings, I like to just put something in there. Put something in the hole in the middle. I was a little bit in front of me, but to the field. Going in, I’m happy to stand up for our heavy hitters.
After all, Nolan Gorman hit a late home run to break the tie The Rockies And they won the game 7-4.
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It was the second straight day Gorman hit a home run.
The Associated Press contributed to this report.