Beat the Streak Report: Monday, June 21
Things are starting to seriously heat up here in Streakland. And I’m
talking about that disgusting
wow-I-didn’t-even-realize-I-could-even-sweat-there type of heat.
As things currently stand, we have two streakers –
“dick.george” and “fromomma” — pacing our leaderboard with season-high
37-game streaks (sorry, Cruj) and they don’t look to be slowing down
any time soon.
Except that maybe they do.
Dousing our leaders like a bucket of ice water is a brutal
Monday schedule which consists of only three Interleague
games. That means that only six teams have made themselves available
for the Monday hit buffet.
And just to rub habanero peppers all over an already spicy situation,
four of these six teams are the Nationals, D-Backs, Royals and A’s.
Thankfully, the Yankees are on the slate to face Rodrigo Lopez and the D-backs.
But if Rodrigo decides to bust out the cumin, put some hot sauce
on his fastball and get kinda spicy himself, we might be referring to
June 21, 2010 forever as the Beat the Streak Massacre of ’10. Just warning ya.
Time for Monday’s picks
Oh, hello there …
? Derek Jeter: .448 AVG (26-for-58) lifetime vs. Diamondbacks starter Rodrigo Lopez
? David DeJesus: .450 AVG (18-for-40) last 10 games; 2-for-4 lifetime vs. Nationals starter Livan Hernandez
? Kevin Kouzmanoff: .442 (31-for-74) AVG for June; has never faced Reds starter Mike Leake
? Jason Kendall: .353 AVG (12-for-34) lifetime vs. Nationals starter Livan Hernandez
Feeling kinda spicy?
? Wilson Betemit:
.417 AVG (5-for-12) lifetime vs. Nationals starter Livan Hernandez. All
Wilson Betemit rules fly out the window once Livan Hernandez is
involved — even this season.
You’ll thank me later ...
? Jorge Posada: .115 AVG (3-for-26) since ’04 vs. Diamondbacks starter Rodrigo Lopez
? Mark Teixeira: .176 AVG (3-for-17) lifetime vs. Diamondbacks starter Rodrigo Lopez
? Billy Butler: .222 AVG (2-for-9) lifetime vs. Nationals starter Livan Hernandez
Not far behind our two leaders is “kbarr9″ with a 34-game streak,
“aydinalp1″ and “lfinnberg” with 31-gamers and “death2fowl” at 30.
I told you it’s getting hot!
Top MLB streakers
? Josh Hamilton: 16 games
? Jose Guillen: 15 games
? Jason Kubel: 12 games
? Jeff Mathis: 12 games
? Garrett Jones: 11 games
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