Beat the Streak Report: Thursday, July 8
While our Beat the Streak leader (“scott.fredrickson”) pushed pause
on his 35-gamer after watching Justin Morneau sit last night’s contest
out, our Home Run Beat the Streak leader made moves.
For the eighth consecutive day, “tpw” got his Miss Cleo on
(hello, reference from 2004) and used his psychic powers in selecting
Ryan Howard, who proceeded to tater off Kris Medlen in the fifth inning
With an eight-game homer streak, “tpw” is now riding solo with
the season lead and is in the driver’s seat for two tickets to the 2011
All-Star Game in Phoenix with a shot at $10,000.
Did I mention how unpredictably insane this feat is? Odds “tpw” has been stocking up on Powerball tickets?
As for my debut Ryan Braun Home Run BTS Pick of the Day? Yeah, the other LeBraun went 0-for-2 with two strikeouts.
Glad I could help.
Time for Thursday’s picks
Oh, hello there …
? Brandon Phillips:.455 AVG (5-for-11) lifetime vs. Phillies starter Kyle Kendrick
? Jorge Cantu: .500 AVG (7-for-14) lifetime vs. Diamondbacks starter Rodrigo Lopez
? Franklin Gutierrez: .417 AVG (5-for-12) lifetime vs. Yankees starter Andy Pettitte
? Michael Young: .400 AVG (6-for-15) lifetime vs. Orioles starter Jeremy Guthrie
? Juan Pierre: .347 AVG (4-for-15) lifetime vs. Angels starter Ervin Santana
Feeling kinda spicy?
? Mark Kotsay: .417 AVG (10-for-24) lifetime vs. Angels starter Ervin Santana.
Hits in six of last seven games makes me say yes to Kotsay.
You’ll thank me later …
? Paul Konerko: .182 AVG (4-for-22) lifetime vs. Angels starter Ervin Santana
? Prince Fielder: .167 AVG (2-for-12) lifetime vs. Giants starter Barry Zito
? Andrew McCutchen: .167 AVG (1-for-7) lifetime vs. Astros starter Roy Oswalt
? Vladimir Guerrero: .059 AVG (1-for-17) lifetime vs. Orioles starter Jeremy Guthrie
Our second-place streaker, “trisha0087”, also selected Justin Morneau to freeze a 29-game streak.
What’s going on here? Why all the Morneau love? Has anyone seen
Miguel Cabrera hit lately? Was Brad Bergersen scaring you all THAT
HEY, ALL CAPS, GO AWAY!
Top MLB streakers
? Miguel Cabrera: 16 games
? Clint Barmes: 14 games
? Austin Jackson: 11 games
? Erick Aybar: 10 games
? Jeff Keppinger: 9 games
? Sean Rodriguez: 9 games
? Ichiro Suzuki: 9 games