Beat the Streak Report: Thursday, June 10
It was Gravy Train Wednesday in Streakland, as each of the Top 10 most popular selections laced hits to extend the streaks of about 55 percent of the universe combined.
Robinson Cano was once again the master of this hit ceremony, going 3-for-4 against Chris Tillman and the Orioles bullpen to single-handedly push forward 16.8 percent of all streaks.
Who will our walking-on-sunshine Streakers be banking on for Thursday?
Dare I say I will be selecting Ichiro, Mr. Harbinger of Doom?
That’s right, I’m going with Ichiro for tonight, hear me out.
Despite his recent back-to-back 0-fers which obliterated streaks across the nation and destroyed friendships everywhere, he’s still batting a blistering .382 (13-for-34) on the month.
Furthermore, he’s flashed incredible bounce-back ability, responding to his previous two-game hitless streaks on the year by putting together streaks of six, three and ten.
Oh, and he’s a lifetime .462 hitter against opposing pitcher Tommy Hunter.
Who’s with me?
Viva la Ichiro!
Time for Thursday’s picks
? Ichiro Suzuki: .462 AVG (6-for-13) lifetime vs. Rangers starter Tommy Hunter
? Kosuke Fukudome: .500 AVG (12-for-22) lifetime vs. Brewers starter Dave Bush
? Vladimir Guerrero: .500 AVG (5-for-10) lifetime vs. Mariners starter Ryan Rowland-Smith
? Carlos Guillen: .455 AVG (5-for-11) lifetime vs. White Sox starter John Danks
? Ryan Theriot: .355 AVG (11-for-31) lifetime vs. Brewers starter Dave Bush
? Evan Longoria: .571 AVG (4-for-7) lifetime vs. Blue Jays starter Brett Cecil
Feeling kinda spicy?
? Ryan Sweeney: .533 AVG (8-for-15) lifetime vs. Angels starter Ervin Santana. I’m not messing with Santana. Not now.
You’ll thank me later …
? Billy Butler: .080 AVG (2-for-25) lifetime vs. Twins starter Scott Baker
? Brandon Phillips: .100 AVG (1-for-10) lifetime vs. Giants starter Todd Wellemeyer
? Bobby Abreu: .100 AVG (1-for-10) lifetime vs. Athletics starter Trevor Cahill
Robinson Cano and Joe Mauer each laced hits last night, which means our the following three BTSers remain atop our leaderboard with 28-game streaks:
Only 29 more to go. Yeah, uh, good luck with that …
Top MLB streakers
? Brandon Phillips: 12 games
? Jeff Francoeur: 11 games
? Jeff Mathis: 10 games (DL)
? Kevin Kouzmanoff: 10 games
? Sean Rodriguez: 10 games
? Carlos Lee: 10 games