Just like the months in the summer heat up, so does Neil Walker at the plate. After hitting .278 in April and .238 in the month of May, Walker's bat has started to become red hot in July.

"I feel good at the plate," Walker said. "And I’m happy about that. July is usually a good month for me. When the weather gets hot, I start to feel a lot better."

And the second baseman has numbers to prove it. During the 2010 season Walker hit for a .319 average and an .825 OPS. Last year he had a .366 average and an .889 OPS. So far this July, Walker has hit for a .471/.538/.912 line entering Saturday's game.

On Saturday at Miller Park, Walker struck out in his first at-bat, but drew a walk and scored on an Andrew McCutchen home run in his second. With a hit streak on the line, Walker came thro...

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