Beat the Streak Report: Wednesday, July 7
This Miguel Cabrera feller is pretty good.
After tripling and homering in last night’s 7-5 comeback over the
Orioles, Miggy now leads all humans everywhere with a .343 average. And
21 homers. And 73 RBIs.
Triple Crown much?
But enough with Cabrera and enough with Beat the Streak.
It’s time to give credit where credit is due and right now a streaker
who goes by three small letters (“tpw”)is doing very big things in Home
Run Beat the Streak — a game that seems so absurdly difficult and
luck-driven I don’t even pretend to give (below-average) advice.
“tpw” is currently rolling with a seven-game homer streak, thanks to (obviously) Cabrera’s ninth-inning blast last night.
The seven-game streak puts him tied for the season lead with
“holidave”, and if Miggy can just crank one out today it would put
“tpw” in the driver’s seat for two tickets to the 2011 All-Star Game in
Phoenix and an outside shot at $10,000.
This is quite impressive.
Wait, what’s that? You want me to give a HR BTS Pick of the Day?
Oh, stop it. I couldn’t. It would just be too nonsensical.
Alllllllright fineeee, twist my arm.
Special bonus Home Run Beat the Streak Pick of the Day: Ryan Braun, who has two homers in 13 career at-bats vs. Tim Lincecum.
Consider yourself warned.
Time for Wednesday’s picks
Oh, hello there …
? Miguel Cabrera: 15-game hitting streak; 1-for-3 lifetime vs. Orioles starter Brad Bergesen
? Ryan Braun: .462 AVG (6-for-13) lifetime vs. Giants starter Tim Lincecum
? Torii Hunter:.400 AVG (16-for-40) lifetime vs. White Sox starter Freddy Garcia
? Andre Ethier: .500 AVG (5-for-10) lifetime vs. Marlins starter Josh Johnson
? Troy Glaus: .350 AVG (21-for-60) lifetime vs. Phillies starter Jamie Moyer
? Martin Prado: .364 AVG (8-for-22) lifetime vs. Phillies starter Jamie Moyer
? Vernon Wells:.545 AVG (6-for-11) lifetime vs. Twins starter Kevin Slowey
Feeling kinda spicy?
? Franklin Gutierrez: .571 AVG (8-for-14) lifetime vs. Royals starter Kyle Davies
You had me at Davies.
You’ll thank me later …
? Dan Uggla: .091 AVG (1-for-11) lifetime vs. Dodgers starter Hiroki Kuroda
? James Loney: .100 AVG (1-for-10) lifetime vs. Marlins starter Josh Johnson
? Matt Holliday: .167 AVG (1-for-6) lifetime vs. Rockies starter Jason Hammel
Joe Mauer’s 1-for-4 evening gave our leader, “scott.fredrickson”, a 34-game streak.
Milk might be a bad choice but picking Miguel Cabrera tonight (probably) is not.
Top MLB streakers
? Miguel Cabrera: 15 games
? Clint Barmes: 13 games
? Jason Kendall: 11 games
? Rafael Furcal: 10 games
? Austin Jackson: 10 games