Beat the Streak Report: Tuesday, July 6
Is there a better way to start off a short week fresh off the heels of a Gravy Train Monday?
No there is not.
Villagers of Streakland feasted in a total hits smorgasbord yesterday,
as the the eight most popular selections each got hits to pull their
forces together and extend the streaks of about 55 percent of the
Justin Upton was the day’s biggest annihilator, taking down 2.4 percent of all streaks with an 0-for-4 evening.
Was Justin Upton an MLB.com certified Pick of the Day?
Yes, he was.
Am I the guy who decides which players to feature in said Pick of the Day?
Yes, I am.
Moral of the story?
It’s always fun to ask yourself questions in writing even if you
cost a small nugget of people the chance at $3,000,000 along the way.
Time for Tuesday’s picks
Oh, hello there …
? Corey Hart: .360 AVG over 20-game hitting streak; has never faced Giants starter Madison Bumgarner
? Chipper Jones: .409 AVG (9-for-22) lifetime vs. Phillies starter Cole Hamels
? Vernon Wells: .400 AVG (8-for-20) lifetime vs. Twins starter Carl Pavano
? Juan Pierre: .375 AVG (6-for-16) lifetime vs. Angels starter Jered Weaver
? Michael Cuddyer: .571 AVG (4-for-7) lifetime vs. Blue Jays starter Jesse Litsch
Feeling kinda spicy?
? Tony Gwynn: .357 AVG (5-for-14) lifetime vs. Nationals starter Livan Hernandez.
You’ll thank me later …
? Paul Konerko: .091 AVG (1-for-11) lifetime vs. Angels starter Jered Weaver
? Marco Scutaro: .143 AVG (2-for-14) lifetime vs. Rays starter Jeff Niemann
? Jimmy Rollins: .167 AVG (4-for-24) lifetime vs. Braves starter Jair Jurrjens
? James Loney: .167 AVG (2-for-12) lifetime vs. Marlins starter Chris Volstad
“Wolfenstein35” didn’t survive the long weekend. This means that
the Beat the Streak bee’s knees for now is “scott.fredrickson”, who is
rocking a 33-gamer after Robinson Cano’s 1-for-4 evening.
Fredrickson is now 57.9 percent on his way to the big bucks. I
would not be opposed to the idea of Scott getting a little ahead of
himself, taking out an advance on his winnings and buying me one of
those hand-held fans with a water spritzer — a spritz-fan.
Oh, spritz-fan, how I need you on this 100-degree New York day.
Top MLB streakers
? Corey Hart: 20 games
? Miguel Cabrera: 14 games
? Clint Barmes: 12 games
? Jason Kendall: 10 games
? Corey Patterson: 10 games