Quakes' Walker goes yard again
Jared Walker homered in his California League debut, then waited 11 games before hitting another. Now they're coming on a daily basis.The Dodgers prospect went yard in his fifth straight game, belting a solo shot and adding a sacrifice fly that helped Class A Advanced Rancho Cucamonga rally for a
The Dodgers prospect went yard in his fifth straight game, belting a solo shot and adding a sacrifice fly that helped Class A Advanced Rancho Cucamonga rally for a 6-3 victory over San Jose on Tuesday at Municipal Stadium.
The Quakes had a 5-1 lead when Walker led off the eighth inning and sent reliever
It was the only hit in four plate appearances for the 22-year-old infielder, who drew a leadoff walk in the third, flied to left in the fifth and snapped a 1-1 tie with a sacrifice fly to right in the sixth.
Four of Walker's seven California League homers have come against San Jose. He started the streak with solo shots against the Giants on Wednesday and Thursday, then smacked another solo blast against Modesto on Saturday. The 2014 fifth-round pick drilled a two-run homer in Sunday's 8-6 loss to the Nuts.
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Walker is 10-for-19 (.526) with eight RBIs during a six-game hitting streak that's raised his Cal League batting average 75 points to .307.
Dodgers No. 30 prospect
San Jose starter