Beat the Streak Report: Tuesday, May 25
We might just get off this island, after all.
Despite a seemingly insurmountable hurdle of a four-game Monday, our fearless streakers prevailed in spades.
Eight of our top nine most popular selections each got hits, combining to extend the streaks of about 65 percent of our users combined.
Is it possible that those in Streakland become more focused when their selection pool shrinks by 75 percent?
Is it possible that the real reason Monday was Funday was because both Albert Pujols and Derek Jeter, the game’s biggest messengers of doom, had days off?
Is it possible that Jack, Hurley, Locke & co. all died in the initial plane crash in Season 1 and the entire series of Lost was just an account of purgatories and sideways purgatories?
Alright, that’s enough …
Time for Tuesday’s picks
Oh, hello there …
? Dustin Pedroia: .462 AVG (12-for-26) lifetime vs. Rays starter James Shields
? Joe Mauer: .467 AVG (7-for-15) lifetime vs. Yankees starter A.J. Burnett
? Ichiro Suzuki: .424 AVG (14-for-33) lifetime vs. Tigers starter Justin Verlander
? Michael Young: .383 AVG (18-for-47) lifetime vs. Royals starter Gil Meche
Feeling kinda spicy?
? Humberto Quintero: .667 AVG (4-for-6) lifetime vs. Brewers starter Randy Wolf. Check, please!
You’ll thank me later …
? Nick Markakis: .071 AVG (1-for-14) lifetime vs. Athletics starter Dallas Braden
? Kevin Youkilis: .115 AVG (3-for-26) lifetime vs. Rays starter James Shields
? Joey Votto: .077 AVG (1-for-13) lifetime vs. Reds starter Paul Maholm
Alex “hey, all my former teammates in Toronto are going absolutely bonkers at the plate, so I’ll follow suit and go on a tear even though my newish teammates in Chicago have been colder than Siberia on a Thursday night in December” Rios went 1-for-4 to extend the streak of our leader, “postbud32”, to 25 games.
“postbud32” is now 43.8 percent on his/her way to buying as many of these that exist in the whole wide world.
Because why not? Right?
Top MLB streakers
? Travis Hafner: 11 games
? Jeff Mathis: 10 games (DL)
? Alex Gonzalez: 10 games
? Torii Hunter: 10 games
? Adam Jones: 10 games
? Michael Young: 10 games