All good things must come to an end, and such is the case with Jordan Walker‘s historic hit streak.
The 20-year-old top prospect made the Opening Day roster for the St. Louis Cardinals and has done nothing but hit thus far.
In fact, he tied the record set by Eddie Murphy in 1912 for the longest hit streak by a rookie age 20 or younger to begin his career.
The Cardinals fell to the Pittsburgh Pirates by a final of 5-0 on Thursday night.
Walker went 0-for-4 and struck out twice.
After the game, Walker spoke about the end of his hit streak, and instead of hanging his head, he expressed optimism that another streak was on the way.
#STLCards blossoming star Jordan Walker after seeing his historic 12-game hitting streak come to an end on Thursday night:
“Now it’s time to start another one. That’s what I keep saying to myself.”https://t.co/wRUvxI3800
— John Denton (@JohnDenton555) April 14, 2023
Walker is hitting .294 on the season and has already homered twice.
He has been swinging a hot bat and providing the Cardinals with a much-needed spark on the offensive end.
Unfortunately, he had no such luck on Thursday as St. Louis fell to 5-8 on the season and returned to the cellar of the NL Central.
But Walker appears optimistic that more hits are on the way.
Just 13 games into the season, Walker has the starting right field job down cold for St. Louis and is still hitting consistently.
He picked up his first MLB hit on Opening Day and kept his streak going until Thursday night’s loss.
The Cardinals and Pirates will resume their four-game series on Friday as they send right-hander Jake Woodford to the mound in hopes of getting back in the win column.NEXT: Top Cardinals Pitching Prospect May Force Some Tough Decisions