Neil Walker is starting to develop the nickname of Mr. July. Walker went 3-4 with a HR and 2 RBIs in the Pirates 5-2 win over the Cardinals Friday night. Walker’s two-run homer in the fourth pushed the Pirates lead to 5-2 and they never looked back.
Cardinals starter Lance Lynn lasted just four innings and Walker cited Lynn not hitting outside corners with his sinkers that forced the Cardinals starter to throw more fastballs than he likely wanted. Walker would took advantage, sending a Lynn 94 MPH fastball out for his third homer this month.
“When he’s not hitting that outside corner with the sinker, you get yourself in some good hitting counts and he has to attack you,” Walker said.
Walker now 17-42 this month, has a batting line of .405/.432/.667 so far in July with 10 RBIs .”
2015 Stats: .279 – 7 HR – 34 RBI