Beat the Streak Report: Wednesday, July 28
Ichiro Suzuki entered Tuesday night in a 2-for-16 slump. He’s hitting an uncharacteristically low .221 for July.
Clearly the man is in a funk.
Clearly this did not reasonate with our streakers.
13.6 percent of the streak galaxy selected Ichiro for the day and 13.6
percent of the galaxy now has the same streak as my nanna.
Nanna doesn’t know how to use a computer.
Of course, the big news coming out of Tuesday’s festivities is that
MLB.com’s Ian Kay watched his 29-game streak link arms with Crystal
Clear Pepsi, grape-flavored Gushers and WWF Superstars Ice Cream Bars
and spiral into the abyss.
Kay’s streak is now swimming in the River of Styx after Carlos Gonzalez went 0-for-3 vs. Zach Duke of the Pirates.
Says Kay, “I can’t believe I broke the Golden Rule — always select an elite player”.
Ian, I’m just so, so, so, SO sorry. Considering you weren’t eligible for
the $3,000,000 prize to begin with, you really took the “if a tree
falls in a forest” metaphor to a whole new level.
Time for Wednesday’s picks
Oh, hello there ...
? Michael Cuddyer: 12-game hitting streak; .409 AVG (9-for-22) lifetime vs. Royals starter Brian Bannister
? Robinson Cano: .389 AVG (7-for-18) lifetime vs. Indians starter Fausto Carmona
? Adam Dunn: .409 AVG (9-for-22) lifetime vs. Braves starter Tim Hudson
? Michael Young: .500 AVG (5-for-10) lifetime vs. Athletics starter Trevor Cahill
Feeling kinda spicy?
? Maicer Izturis: .370 AVG (10-for-27) lifetime vs. Red Sox starter Josh Beckett
You’ll thank me later …
? Ian Kinsler: .091 AVG (1-for-11) lifetime vs. Athletics starter Trevor Cahill
? Ryan Zimmerman: .143 AVG (4-for-28) lifetime vs. Braves starter Tim Hudson
? Kevin Youkilis: .200 AVG (3-for-15) lifetime vs. Angels starter Joel Pineiro
Kay may have fallen on his streak sword, but our leader —
“richard.jucksch” — is cruising with a 37-gamer after Robinson Cano’s
I legitimately think Jucksch has a chance here. He’s 20 days away from
the big bucks and continues to ignore my e-mail, thus saving himself
from the BTS jinx.
You may have won this round, Jucksch. But I got some tricks up my sleeve.
Top MLB streakers
? Buster Posey: 20 games
? Nelson Cruz: 15 games
? Scott Podsednik: 14 games
? Justin Upton: 13 games
? Michael Cuddyer: 12 games
? Matt Holliday: 12 games