Beat the Streak Report: Tuesday, July 27
Let’s just pretend Monday never happened, k?
Here’s the plan:
Create a diversion with our MLB.com fantasy tech team (Hey, guys! Target is having a sale on all Texas Instrument calculators!!),
while I MacGruber around with their computers and flip yesterday’s
results from the system database with the NBA Jam cheatcode for big
head. Sound good?
Hey, desperate times call for desperate measures, and after Monday’s
three most popular selections (Robinson Cano, Alex Rodriguez, Joey
Votto) each went hitless to zap the streak of an astounding 36.4 percent
of all of Streakland, it’s officially Desperation Tuesday.
Time for Tuesday’s picks
Oh, hello there …
? Derrek Lee: .500 AVG (17-for-34) lifetime vs. Astros starter Brett Myers
? Ichiro Suzuki: .409 AVG (9-for-22) lifetime vs. White Sox starter Gavin Floyd
? Billy Butler: .400 AVG (12-for-30) lifetime vs. Twins starter Carl Pavano
? Brian Roberts: .500 AVG (5-for-10) lifetime vs. Blue Jays starter Ricky Romero
? Ryan Braun: .500 AVG (5-for-10) lifetime vs. Reds starter Edinson Volquez
? Hanley Ramirez: .400 AVG (6-for-15) lifetime vs. Giants starter Matt Cain
? David Ortiz: .350 AVG (7-for-20) lifetime vs. Angels starter Jered Weaver
Feeling kinda spicy?
? John Buck: .381 AVG (8-for-21) lifetime vs. Orioles starter Kevin Millwood
You’ll thank me later ...
? Ben Zobrist: .083 AVG (1-for-12) lifetime vs. Tigers starter Justin Verlander
? Torii Hunter: .136 AVG (3-for-22) lifetime vs. Red Sox starter John Lackey
? Hunter Pence: .192 AVG (5-for-26) lifetime vs. Cubs starter Ted Lilly
“richard.jucksch” escaped the Cano/Jeter/Votto deathtrap by picking Joe
Mauer, who went 5-for-5 last night with a homer and seven RBIs. Way to
get the fans on your side and show off, Jucksch. What next, you gonna
add another consonant to the end of your last name?
Anyway, with Mauer’s hit fiesta, Jucksch is now cruising with a 36-game streak. You’ll be hearing from me today, Richard.
MLB.com’s Ian Kay wrote a great piece
this morning on Florida’s top prospect Logan Morrison, who just got
called up to take Chris Coghlan’s starting spot after a shaving cream
incident gone horribly wrong.
I hate when that happens.
Oh, Kay also rode Derrek Lee to up his streak to 29 games. Rumor has it
that if Kay reaches 30, he’ll be guest blogging tomorrow. And by rumor, I
mean he just told me that.
Top MLB streakers
? Buster Posey: 19 games
? Nelson Cruz: 14 games
? Scott Podsednik: 13 games
? Justin Upton: 12 games
? Michael Cuddyer: 11 games
? Matt Holliday: 11 games
? Luke Scott: 11 games