Beat the Streak Report: Weekend, July 23-25
And now I eat humble pie.
After boasting my talents and comparing my streak skills to a “hit
dragon”, my streak evaporated faster than a case of Cheesy Gordita
Crunches in a frat house thanks to an 0-fer from Orlando Hudson.
This is what I get for eschewing my own advice, avoiding a blue-chip player and now chewing on a donut.
You see what I just did with “chew” there?
Alright, let’s just get to the weekend’s picks
Oh, hello there …
? Ian Kinsler: 15-game hitting streak; .429 AVG (9-for-21) lifetime vs. Angels starter Joe Saunders
? Derrek Lee: .429 AVG (24-for-56) lifetime vs. Cardinals starter Jeff Suppan
? Ryan Howard: .400 AVG (8-for-20) lifetime vs. Rockies starter Aaron Cook
? Ryan Zimmerman: .633 AVG (7-for-11) lifetime vs. Brewers starter Manny Parra
? Michael Young: .413 AVG (19-for-46) lifetime vs. Angels starter Ervin Santana
? Albert Pujols: .353 AVG (6-for-17) career vs. Cubs starter Tom Gorzelanny
? Chipper Jones: .464 AVG (13-for-28) lifetime vs. Marlins starter Ricky Nolasco
? Matt Holliday: .500 AVG (6-for-12) lifetime vs. Cubs starter Ryan Dempster
? Jayson Werth: .500 AVG (5-for-10) since ’05 vs. Rockies starter Jeff Francis
Feeling kinda spicy?
? Coco Crisp: .378 AVG (14-for-37) lifetime vs. White Sox starter Mark Buehrle
? Mike Napoli: .524 AVG (11-for-21) lifetime vs. Rangers starter Scott Feldman
? Skip Schumaker: .400 AVG (14-for-35) lifetime vs. Cubs starter Ryan Dempster
You’ll thank me later …
? Shane Victorino: .063 AVG (1-for-16) lifetime vs. Rockies starter Aaron Cook
? Ichiro Suzuki: .111 AVG (2-for-18) lifetime vs. Red Sox starter Josh Beckett
? Josh Hamilton: .133 AVG (2-for-15) lifetime vs. Angels starter Ervin Santana
? Nick Markakis: .200 AVG (3-for-15) lifetime vs. Twins starter Scott Baker
? Chris Young: .074 AVG (2-for-27) lifetime vs. Giants starter Tim Lincecum
? Adam Dunn: .167 AVG (3-for-18) lifetime vs. Brewers starter Dave Bush
Our leader, “cwlarson”, joined the masses in selecting Mark Teixeira to
extend his streak, along with 10.1 percent of the BTS Nation with him.
“cwlarson” is now riding a 34-game streak, and if he/she survives the
weekend, I’ll e-mail a questionnaire so I can feature “cwlarson” in the
and watch the streak evaporate into the abyss so we can learn more about our leader. \
Top MLB streakers
? Buster Posey: 16 games
? Ian Kinsler: 15 games
? Nelson Cruz: 11 games
? Aubrey Huff: 9 games
? Paul Konerko: 9 games
? Scott Podsednik: 9 games
? Justin Upton: 9 games