Beat the Streak Report: Wednesday, August 4
One day after a stagnation nation stymied streaks across the hemisphere, Streakers recovered in a big way.
Six of the seven most popular selections from Tuesday each laced hits,
combining to extend the streaks of almost 30 percent of the wondrous
world wide web.
Tuesday’s biggest doomsday device came in the form of Troy Tulowizki,
whose 0-for-3 night shocked and awed 4.7 percent of the field.
Two things before we get to Wednesday’s picks:
1) My mistake in featuring Johnny Damon as a Pick of the Day yesterday.
Totally forgot that the Tigers had a doubleheader. Yes, I’m a Tigers
fan. This is what happens when you give up on your team after they get
obliterated by injuries and field Minor Leaguers for weeks at a time.
2) No, you can’t really combine your streaks with others and split the $3,000,000. Well, you can’t anymore.
I eliminated that option once I realize that my highest streak was so
small no one would ever want to join forces with me. And if I can’t wear
gold-plated slippers the rest of my life, no one can.
Time for Wednesday’s Picks:
Oh, hello there …
? Brian McCann: .441 AVG (15-for-34) lifetime vs. Mets starter Mike Pelfrey
? Carl Crawford: .500 (5-for-10) lifetime vs. Twins starter Scott Baker
? Brian Roberts: .370 AVG (10-for-27) lifetime vs. Angels starter Ervin Santana
? Pablo Sandoval: .400 AVG (10-for-25) lifetime vs. Rockies starter Ubaldo Jimenez
? Jorge Posada: .467 AVG (7-for-15) lifetime vs. Blue Jays starter Shaun Marcum
Feeling kinda spicy?
? Jose Lopez: .500 AVG (8-for-16) lifetime vs. Rangers starter C.J. Wilson
? Julio Lugo: .438 AVG (7-for-16) lifetime vs. Angels starter Ervin Santana
You’ll thank me later …
? Johnny Damon: .154 AVG (4-for-26) lifetime vs. White Sox starter Edwin Jackson
? Hunter Pence: .083 AVG (1-for-12) lifetime vs. Cardinals starter Chris Carpenter
? Corey Hart: .148 AVG (4-for-27) lifetime vs. Cubs starter Ryan Dempster
? Jayson Werth: .125 AVG (2-for-16) lifetime vs. Marlins starter Anibal Sanchez
“nycgreg” bit the dust after A-Rod’s 0-fer, which means that “gfc2112”
and “randy.zimmer” have first place to their lonesome selves with
respective 28-game streaks.
28 games is an incredible accomplishment.
Now all they need to do is just double it and add one.
Rinse and repeat.
Top MLB streakers
? Yorvit Torrealba: 15 games
? David Ortiz: 12 games
? Raul Ibanez: 11 games
? Stephen Drew: 10 games
? Hunter Pence: 10 games
? Juan Pierre: 10 games
? Alexei Ramirez: 10 games