Beat the Streak Report: Wednesday, June 23
And the beat goes on for Dick George.
Our unflappable leader shined through the stardom and successfully
broke the will of the Beat the Streak paparazzi after selecting
Robinson Cano for the second straight day to extend his streak to a
season-high 39 games.
George is now officially 68.4 percent on his way to the
$3,000,000 grand prize and a lifelong supply of Applebee’s steak tips.
What’s better than a steak tip? Nothing is the only correct answer.
Anyway, our streaks of the day don’t end there, as the guys who
actually are on the field — ya know, real-life Major Leaguers — kept
their impressive streaks alive as Josh Hamilton and Jose Guillen each
laced hits last night to extend their respective streaks and tie Cano
and Jorge Cantu with season-high 17-game streaks of their own.
All we need now is for Dick George to select Hamilton tonight
and watch the entire world self-combust into the abyss the exact moment
Hamilton gets his first hit, simultaneously extending the season-high
streaks of both these courageous leaders.
Time for Wednesday’s picks
Oh, hello there ..
? Raul Ibanez: .700 AVG (7-for-10) since ’05 vs. Indians starter Jake Westbrook
? Casey Blake: .438 AVG (7-for-16) since ’05 vs. Angels starter Joel Pineiro
? Edgar Renteria: .405 AVG (15-for-37) lifetime vs. Astros starter Brett Myers
? Adam Kennedy: .444 AVG (4-for-9) lifetime vs. Royals starter Brian Bannister
Feeling kinda spicy?
? Corey Patterson: .444 AVG (4-for-9) lifetime vs. Marlins starter Ricky Nolasco. Hey, look — it’s Corey Patterson!
You’ll thank me later …
? Freddy Sanchez: .067 AVG (1-for-15) lifetime vs. Astros starter Brett Myers
? Andre Ethier: .000 AVG (0-for-10) lifetime vs. Angels starter Joel Pineiro
? Troy Glaus: .000 AVG (0-for-10) since ’05 vs. White Sox starter Mark Buehrle
? Matt Kemp: .143 AVG (2-for-14) lifetime vs. Angels starter Joel Pineiro
“Kbarr9″ continues to keep the pressure mounting on Dick George, reaching a stellar 36-game streak thanks to Mr. Hamilton.
And as a side note, I’d like to take this time and acknowledge
my incredible blunder in somehow forgetting to mention how the Yankees’
Monday night loss to the D-backs completely obliterated the streaks of
about 72 percent of our Survivor participants.
This will forever be known as the Survivor Massacre of ’10 and I have no idea how this slipped under the cracks.
My most sincere apologies.
Top MLB streakers
? Josh Hamilton: 17 games
? Jose Guillen: 17 games
? Jeff Mathis: 13 games
? Garrett Jones: 12 games
? Adrian Beltre: 11 games