Beat the Streak Report: Weekend, June 4-6
Can’t stop, won’t stop.
Residents of Streakville are either getting smarter or baseball hitters are just getting better, because the Beat the Streak gravy train was flying down the speedway in top gear yesterday.
Thanks to hits from each of the top eight selections, an approximate 55 percent of our residents extended their streaks, making their truffled lobster tail dreams all the more realistic.
Can you even put truffles on lobster tail? I don’t know, but I’m guessing if you had $3,000,000 you could find out pretty easily.
Anyway, Robinson Cano extended his streak to 17 games with a first-inning double off Kevin Millwood. Cano will look to keep it rollin’ tonight against Brett Cecil and the Blue Jays bullpen.
Oh, did I mention Cano is 4-for-5 lifetime against Cecil?
Who said this game wasn’t easy?
On to the weekend picks.
Oh, hello there …
? Robinson Cano: 17-game hitting streak; .800 AVG (4-for-5) lifetime vs. Blue Jays starter Brett Cecil
? Johnny Damon: .563 AVG (9-for-16) lifetime vs. Royals starter Bruce Chen
? Stephen Drew: .462 AVG (13-for-32) lifetime vs. Rockies starter Aaron Cook
? Carlos Lee: .382 AVG (21-for-55) lifetime vs. Cubs starter Carlos Zambrano
? Miguel Cabrera: .571 AVG (8-for-14) lifetime vs. Royals starter Luke Hochevar
? Billy Butler: .414 AVG (12-for-19) lifetime vs. Tigers starter Justin Verlander
? Ichiro Suzuki: .340 AVG (17-for-50) lifetime vs. Angels starter Ervin Santana
? Derrek Lee: .517 AVG (15-for-29) lifetime vs. Astros starter Brett Myers
? Jose Reyes: .400 AVG (14-for-35) lifetime vs. Marlins starter Ricky Nolasco
? Matt Holliday: .429 AVG (6-for-14) lifetime vs. Brewers starter Dave Bush
Feeling kinda spicy?
? Chris Snyder: .591 AVG (13-for-22) lifetime vs. Rockies starter Aaron Cook
? Ryan Doumit: .467 AVG (7-for-15) lifetime vs. Giants starter Todd Wellemeyer
? Yuniesky Betancourt: .474 AVG (9-for-19) lifetime vs. Tigers starter Jeremy Bonderman
You’ll thank me later …
? Lance Berkman: .147 AVG (10-for-68) lifetime vs. Cubs starter Carlos Zambrano
? Ryan Braun: .226 AVG (7-for-31) lifetime vs. Cardinals starter Adam Wainwright
? Brian McCann: .111 AVG (1-for-9) lifetime vs. Dodgers starter Chad Billingsley
? Nick Markakis: .211 AVG (8-for-38) lifetime vs. Rex Sox starter Jon Lester
? Derek Jeter: .125 AVG (1-for-8) lifetime vs. Blue Jays starter Brandon Morrow
? Josh Hamilton: .167 AVG (2-for-12) lifetime vs. Rays starter Matt Garza
All six of our leaders are walking with a hop in their steps today, as each of their selections collected hits.
27-game streaks are nothing to scoff at, folks. I have a feeling one of these six will be around for a long time …
May the best streaker win.
Top MLB streakers
? Robinson Cano: 17 games
? Vernon Wells: 11 games
? Daric Barton: 10 games
? Jose Lopez: 10 games
? Jeff Mathis: 10 games (DL)