Beat the Streak Report: Weekend, June 18-20
Robinson Cano (who else?) and Adrian Beltre each laced hits last
night to stomp on the fast forward button for a combined 22.8 percent
of our streakers.
Derek Jeter was the day’s biggest doom’s day device,
extinguishing the lifelines of 9.9 percent of the universe all by his
Moving on, Interleague Play continues this weekend, as strange uniform
combinations and awkward American League pitchers taking the batter’s
box awaits us.
This is never not fun. I just set a Google alert to notify me every time cousin Scotty heads to the plate for tonight.
On to the weekend’s picks …
Oh, hello there ...
? Ian Kinsler: .750 AVG (9-for-12) lifetime vs. Marlins starter Nate Robertson
? Bobby Abreu: .550 AVG (11-for-20) lifetime vs. Cubs starter Carlos Silva
? Scott Rolen: .538 AVG (7-for-13) lifetime vs. Mariners starter Cliff Lee
? Hideki Matsui: .545 AVG (6-for-11) since ’05 vs. Cubs starter Ted Lilly
? Victor Martinez: .429 AVG (6-for-14) lifetime vs. Dodgers starter Vicente Padilla
? Ryan Braun: .500 AVG (4-for-8) lifetime vs. Rockies starter Jeff Francis
? Derek Jeter: .433 AVG (13-for-30) lifetime vs. Twins starter Johan Santana
? Jim Thome: .429 AVG (12-for-28) lifetime vs. Phillies starter Roy Halladay
? Nick Markakis: .429 AVG (6-for-14) lifetime vs. Padres starter Jon Garland
Feeling kinda spicy?
? Adam Kennedy: .571 AVG (4-for-7) lifetime vs. White Sox starter Gavin Floyd
? Orlando Cabrera: .500 AVG (16-for-32) lifetime vs. Mariners starter Felix Hernandez
? Luke Scott: .545 AVG (6-for-11) lifetime vs. Padres starter Jon Garland
You’ll thank me later …
? Hanley Ramirez: .200 AVG (2-for-10) lifetime vs. Rays starter Matt Garza
? Jose Reyes: .188 AVG (3-for-16) lifetime vs. Yankees starter Javier Vazquez
? Johnny Damon: .136 AVG (3-for-22) lifetime vs. Diamondbacks starter Edwin Jackson
? Adrian Beltre: .179 AVG (7-for-39) lifetime vs. Dodgers starter Vicente Padilla
? Troy Tulowitzki: .188 AVG (3-for-16) lifetime vs. Brewers starter Randy Wolf
? Alex Rodriguez: .192 AVG (5-for-26) lifetime vs. Mets starter Johan Santana
“fromomma” hopped on the Michael Young gravy train to extend his streak
to a knee-bending 35 games. “fromomma”is now one more hit away from
tying “cruj” for the season lead.
Expect an e-mail from me, “fromomma”, if you somehow survive
this weekend, so you can succumb to the
Or something like that.
It was a dark day in Surivovr, as our fearless leader(s),
“brentandcam” saw a 29-game streak go down in flames courtesy of the
Yankees’ loss to the Phillies.
Well, that was fun while it lasted. “brentandcam” is/are still in play
for tickets to the 2011 All-Star Game in Phoenix, if the 29-game streak
turns out to be the longest of the season. So all is not lost just yet.
Top MLB streakers
? Vladimir Guerrero: 13 games
? Josh Hamilton: 13 games
? Jose Guillen: 12 games
? Jeff Mathis: 10 games (no more DL!)
? Robinson Cano: 10 games