Beat the Streak Report: Wednesday, May 26
Suspended games are one of my favorite things in the whole wide world; the Beat the Streak universe goes absolutely ballistic and reaches DEFCON 5.
And dear sweet sassy, the Yankees and Twins game was suspended after the fifth inning yesterday.
Does my hit count? Does my 0-for-2 count? If my guy gets a hit on Tuesday but goes hitless on Wednesday, is my streak alive? If my guy get 34 hits on Wednesday but strikes out 87 times on Tuesday, is my streak alive? TELL ME NOW!!!
Let’s go to the rule book, shall we?
According to the rules, “In the event any Suspended Game(s) is subsequently completed within three (3) calendar days immediately following the date on which any such game(s) was suspended, for purposes of this Contest, all hits officially scored as hits for such Suspended Game(s) shall count as valid hits for the Game Day on which such Suspended Game(s) was originally scheduled.”
I’m sorry, I don’t speak alien lawyer talk either. How about an example, Mr. Rule Book?
If “participant selects Dustin Pedroia to hit on the May 4th game that is suspended. Pedroia goes 0-for-2 in the first part of the game that is suspended on May 4th, but gets a hit in the portion of the Suspended Game that is resumed the next day, May 5th. In this case, although Pedroia’s hit took place on May 5th, for purposes of this Contest, the hit would count as a valid hit for May 4th, Game Day on which such Suspended Game(s) was originally scheduled.”
THIS I UNDERSTAND!
You give me names, teams, stats and actual dates and I turn into Doogie Howser. You give me sophisticated jargon and weird parenthesis at the end of words and my brain turns into mush.
Bottom line: If you took any player from the Yankees or Twins yesterday and they get a hit in that very same game, whether from last night or tonight, you’re golden.
Time for Wednesday’s picks
Oh, hello there …
? Ryan Braun: .500 AVG (7-for-14) lifetime vs. Astros starter Roy Oswalt
? Carl Crawford: .412 AVG (14-for-34) lifetime vs. Red Sox starter John Lackey
? Corey Hart: .500 AVG (8-for-16) lifetime vs. Astros starter Roy Oswalt
? Joey Votto: .571 AVG (4-for-7) lifetime vs. Pirates starter Ross Ohlendorf
? Luis Castillo: .563 AVG (9-for-16) lifetime vs. Phillies starter Joe Blanton
Feeling kinda spicy?
? Delmon Young: .563 AVG (9-for-16) lifetime vs. Yankees starter Andy Pettitte. Oh Delmon, how much you love to torture us all.
You’ll thank me later …
? Dustin Pedroia: .189 AVG (7-for-37) lifetime vs. Rays starter Matt Garza
? Billy Butler: .154 AVG (2-for-13) lifetime vs. Rangers starter Scott Feldman
? Prince Fielder: .147 AVG (5-for-34) lifetime vs. Astros starter Roy Oswalt
Vlad Guerrero’s two-homer fiesta yesterday upped the streak of our leader, “postbud32” to 26 games. “postbud32” is now 45.6 percent on the way towards buying a dunk tank to place in his/her house.
Dunk tanks are never not fun.
Top MLB streakers
? Travis Hafner: 12 games
? Adam Jones: 11 games
? Michael Young: 11 games
? Jeff Mathis: 10 games (DL)
? Torii Hunter: 10 games
? Ian Kinsler: 9 games
? Troy Tulowitzki: 9 games