Tough day in the Beat the Streak neighborhood, as about 22 percent of our aspiring multi-millionaires had the rest button pushed on their streaks, thanks to hitless performances from Ichiro Suzuki (11.2 percent), Albert Pujols (3.3 percent), Torii Hunter (3.2 percent), Vladimir Guerrero (2.0 percent) and Justin Morneau (1.8 percent).
As for me, well, I rode Troy Tulowitzki’s 1-for-2 evening to up my streak to a shiny six games which puts me in a tie for third place in “The Bloggers” groups.
I know I wasn’t asked, but I know you care. Admit it, you do. You really do.
And just to make unprovoked predictions, Hunter Pence will ride me to a seven-game streak with a hit this afternoon. Why am I picking Pence? Well his numbers against opposing starter Dave Bush are stellar (.500 AVG, 7-for-14), but truthfully, I have no patience and need instant satisfaction and absolutely positively must take someone playing in that 1:10 EST game.
How you like those strats?
Time for Thursday’s picks
Oh, hello there …
? Justin Morneau: .353 AVG (12-for-34) lifetime vs. Yankees starter Javier Vazquez; .442 AVG last 14 games.
? Adrian Beltre: .455 AVG (5-for-11) lifetime vs. Royals starter Brian Bannister
? Hunter Pence: .500 AVG (7-for-14) lifetime vs. Brewers starter Dave Bush
? Mark Teixeira: .800 AVG (8-for-10) lifetime vs. Twins starter Nick Blackburn
? Ryan Howard: .440 AVG (11-for-25) lifetime vs. Mets starter Mike Pelfrey
Feeling kinda spicy?
? Dan Uggla: .333 AVG (11-for-33) lifetime vs. Braves starter Tim Hudson. Would you ever roll the dice with a career .259 hitter against a guy like Tim Hudson? Think not.
You’ll thank me later …
? Matt Holliday: .000 AVG (0-for-4) lifetime vs. Padres starter Wade LeBlanc
? Evan Longoria: .167 AVG (1-for-6) lifetime vs. White Sox starter Gavin Floyd
? Ryan Zimmerman: .200 AVG (2-for-10) lifetime vs. Giants starter Barry Zito
Wednesday’s leader “postbud32” saw his 26-game streak disappear under rug swept thanks to an 0-fer from Jayson Werth.
DOES ANYBODY WANT TO WIN THIS GAME?
Whoa, sorry for the ALL CAPS. I get excited sometimes.
Anyway, this means that “kneetgma” is now king of the BTS castle with a 26-game streak of his own.
Let’s see how long that one lasts …
Top MLB streakers
? Travis Hafner: 12 games