Beat the Streak Report: Thursday, May 13
Another sunny day in Streakland, as the day’s Top 6 picks (Ichiro Suzuki, Andre Ethier, Michael Cuddyer, Albert Pujols, Joey Votto and Adrian Beltre ) each got on base by virtue of a hit, extending the streaks of about 42 percent of our streakers just by themselves.
It might have been the greatest day in the history of ever for our main man and Quebec native John Gartshore, as “cruj” reached a 36-game hitting streak (thanks to Ichiro) on the same day that the Montreal Canadiens defeated Sidney Crosby & Co. in Game 7 of the Eastern Conference semifinals.
I’m sorry, am I really talking about hockey? Anyway, with a 36-game streak, Gartshore is now 63.2 percent on his way to buying as many pizzas at McDonald’s that he ever could dream of.
That’s right, they serve pizza at some McDonald’s in Canada.
Time for Thursday’s picks.
Oh, hello there …
? Nick Markakis: .500 AVG (13-for-26) lifetime vs. Mariners starter Felix Hernandez
? Derek Jeter: .400 AVG (6-for-15) lifetime vs. Tigers starter Justin Verlander
? Ichiro Suzuki: .406 AVG (28-for-69) since ’05 vs. Orioles starter Kevin Millwood
? Asdrubal Cabrera: .450 AVG (9-for-20) lifetime vs. Royals starter Zack Greinke
? Miguel Cabrera: .625 AVG (5-for-8) lifetime vs. Yankees starter CC Sabathia
? Brad Hawpe: .444 AVG (4-for-9) lifetime vs. Nationals starter John Lannan
Feeling kinda spicy?
? Gerald Laird: .417 AVG (5-for-12) lifetime vs. Yankees starter CC Sabathia. Zero chance I’d touch this one.
? Fernando Tatis: .667 AVG (8-for-12) lifetime vs. Marlins starter Josh Johnson. Or this one.
You’ll thank me later …
? Hanley Ramirez: .167 AVG (3-for-18) lifetime vs. Mets starter Johan Santana
? Mark Teixeira: .083 AVG (1-for-12) lifetime vs. Tigers starter Justin Verlander
? Matt Holliday: .111 AVG (1-for-9) lifetime vs. Astros starter Bud Norris
“Bosox19” (Matt Holliday) and “kevinw223” (Ichiro) each saw their respective streaks extend to 25 games yesterday and are currently pondering whether to go in together on a “cruj” voodoo doll.
Top MLB streakers
? Elvis Andrus: 12 games
? Miguel Cabrera: 11 games
? Jeff Mathis: 10 games (DL)
? Troy Glaus: 8 games
? J.J. Hardy : 8 games (DL)
? Russell Martin: 8 games