Beat the Streak Report: Tuesday, May 4
With a full month of baseball in the books, two streakers, “dodger_blue” and “olifante,” have risen above the rest and are soaring like falcons through the desert with 30-game streaks.
That means that these two BTS Adonises are 52.6 percent on their way to the $3 million grand prize. And you know what that means? … 230,946 of these.
As for everyone else, it was a rough night in streakland.
Just when you thought it might be safe to bring Derek Jeter back into your life after he hit safely in five straight games, he breaks your heart (again) with an 0-for-4 performance, snapping the streaks of 12.6 percent of the BTS nation.
If that wasn’t enough, Robinson Cano, who seemingly enters each game with a hit before the opening pitch, followed suit, wiping away 8.3 percent of our streakers with him.
Add on hitless performances by Paul Konerko (4.3 percent) and Johnny Damon (1.3), and well, you get the idea.
What do all of these guys have in common? None of them were advocated in yesterday’s Beat the Streak Report. What do Magglio Ordonez, Ian Kinsler, Nick Swisher and Alex Rios have in common? They were, and they each got hits, going a combined 9-for-15.
I’m trying to help you here, folks.
Time for Tuesday’s picks.
Oh, hello there …
- Aramis Ramirez: .400 AVG (8-for-20) lifetime vs. Pirates starter Paul Maholm
- Chone Figgins: .353 AVG (6-for-17) lifetime vs. Rays starter James Shields
- Miguel Cabrera: .400 AVG (6-for-15) lifetime vs. Twins starter Nick Blackburn
- Chris Young: .385 AVG (5-for-13) lifetime vs. Astros starter Roy Oswalt
Feeling kinda spicy?
- Marcus Thames: .667 AVG (4-for-6) lifetime vs. Orioles starter Brian Matusz. I’m actually going to advocate for Thames here. He kills lefties, Matusz is a rookie. I just like it. So there.
You’ll thank me later …
- Matt Wieters: .000 AVG (0-for-8) lifetime vs. Yankees starter A.J. Burnett
- Alex Rios: .111 AVG (1-for-9) lifetime vs. Royals starter Luke Hochevar
- David Wright: .182 AVG (4-for-22) lifetime vs. Reds starter Bronson Arroyo
Not far behind our two top dogs is “bowl218”, who smartly selected Alex Rios to extend his streak to 29 games. You’re welcome.
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