Beat the Streak Report: Weekend, July 9-11
Who’s got two thumbs and watched Brandon Phillips go 0-for-5 to snap a five-game streak?
This guy. And apparently 10.9 percent of Streakland too.
Phillips, the day’s most popular pick, tag teamed with Jorge Cantu (4.6
percent) and Hanley Ramirez (2.2 percent) to zap the streaks of about
18 percent of the universe combined.
The good news is that our old reliable, Miguel Cabrera, is back
in action tonight and takes his Major League-leading 16-game streak to
Comerica Park to face Francisco Liriano.
And Cabrera (.357 AVG; 5-for-14 lifetime) <3s hitting off Liriano
Over/under on percent of streakers who select Miggy tonight as their choice: 20.5 percent.
I’ll take the over, Johnny.
On to the weekend’s picks …
Oh, hello there …
? Miguel Cabrera: 16-game hitting streak; .357 AVG (5-for-14) lifetime vs. Twins starter Francisco Liriano
? Denard Span: .435 AVG (10-for-23) lifetime vs. Tigers starter Justin Verlander
? David Ortiz: .500 AVG (6-for-12) lifetime vs. Blue Jays starter Ricky Romero
? Brian McCann: .419 AVG (13-for-31) lifetime vs. Mets starter Mike Pelfrey
? Martin Prado: .467 AVG (7-for-15) lifetime vs. Mets starter Mike Pelfrey
? Miguel Cabrera: .455 AVG (10-for-22) lifetime vs. Twins starter Nick Blackburn
? Matt Diaz: .522 AVG (12-for-23) lifetime vs. Mets starter Johan Santana
? Magglio Ordonez: .444 AVG (8-for-18) lifetime vs. Twins starter Carl Pavano
? David Wright: .368 AVG (7-for-19) lifetime vs. Braves starter Derek Lowe
Feeling kinda spicy?
? Ryan Theriot: .545 AVG (6-for-11) lifetime vs. Dodgers starter Chad Billingsley
? Willie Bloomquist: .455 AVG (15-for-33) lifetime vs. White Sox starter Mark Buehrle
? Jhonny Peralta: .471 AVG (8-for-17) lifetime vs. Rays starter Matt Garza
? A.J. Pierzynski: .419 AVG (13-for-31) lifetime vs. Royals starter Brian Bannister
? Aaron Rowand: .450 AVG (9-for-20) lifetime vs. Nationals starter Livan Hernandez
? Milton Bradley: .429 AVG (6-for-14) lifetime vs. Yankees starter CC Sabathia
You’ll thank me later …
? Carlos Lee: .043 AVG (1-for-23) lifetime vs. Cardinals starter Adam Wainwright
? David DeJesus: .181 AVG (13-for-72) lifetime vs. White Sox starter Mark Buehrle
? Dexter Fowler: .000 AVG (0-for-12) lifetime vs. Padres starter Kevin Correia
? Paul Konerko: .161 AVG (5-for-31) lifetime vs. Royals starter Brian Bannister
? Adrian Gonzalez: .176 AVG (3-for-17) lifetime vs. Rockies starter Jason Hammel
? Brandon Phillips: .111 AVG (2-for-18) lifetime vs. Phillies starter Cole Hamels
? Alexei Ramirez: .150 AVG (3-for-20) lifetime vs. Royals starter Zack Greinke
The good news is that Josh Hamilton’s hit fiesta vs. the
Orioles vaulted our Beat the Streak leader, “scott.fredrickson” to a
The bad news is that our Home Run Beat the Streak Miss Cleo
extraordinaire, “tpw”, is donesky, after Corey Hart was unable to go
yard off Manny Parra and Co.
But a big hearty round of applause for “tpw”, everyone. An eight-game streak is quite the swank accomplishment.
Top MLB streakers
? Miguel Cabrera: 16 games
? Austin Jackson: 11 games
? Ichiro Suzuki: 10 games
Five players tied with eight-game streaks.