Beat the Streak Report: Tuesday, July 20
It was Gravy Train Monday in Streakland, as the day’s top four picks
— Miguel Cabrera, Joe Mauer, Carl Crawford and Ichiro Suzuki — each
hit safely to up the streaks of 42.9 percent of all streakers nationwide
Ryan Braun was the night’s biggest Negative Nelly, as his 0-for-4 vs.
Jeff Karstens and the Pirates bullpen erased 6.5 percent of all streaks
— including our leader, “ftwaynealbert”, and his 34-gamer.
With a full slate of games scheduled for Tuesday, all the top dogs are
ripe for the taking. But as things peculiarly stand, there aren’t as
many top tasty options as one would imagine.
Time for Tuesday’s picks
Oh, hello there …
? Adam Jones:
.333 AVG (6-for-18) lifetime vs. Rays starter Matt Garza
Giambi:.533 AVG (8-for-15) lifetime vs. Marlins starter Nate
? Jose Lopez:
.421 AVG (8-for-19) lifetime vs. White Sox starter John Danks
? Jack Cust:
.455 AVG (10-for-22) lifetime vs. Red Sox starter Tim Wakefield
Patterson: .625 AVG (5-for-8) lifetime vs. Rays starter Matt
Cuddyer: .385 AVG (5-for-13) lifetime vs. Indians starter Justin
Feeling kinda spicy?
Scutaro: .545 AVG (6-for-11) lifetime vs. Athletics starter
Keppinger: .458 AVG (11-for-24) lifetime vs. Ryan Dempster
You’ll thank me later …
Markakis: .143 AVG (4-for-28) lifetime vs. Rays starter Matt
Berkman: .167 AVG (5-for-30) since ’05 vs. Cubs starter Ryan
Loney: .200 AVG (4-for-20) lifetime vs. Giants starter Tim
Gonzalez: .111 AVG (1-for-9) lifetime vs. Marlins starter Nate
With “ftwaynealbert” fallen on the sword, or new leader is “cwlarson”,
who is riding a 31-game streak after Miguel Cabrera’s fruitful night.
“cwlarson” is officially 54.4 percent on the way to the big bucks and
living a life of bathtubs overflowing with Whole Foods guacamole.
Top MLB streakers
Posey: 13 games
Kinsler: 12 games
? Adam Lind:
Polanco: 11 games
Damon: 10 games