Beat the Streak Report: Thursday, August 5
It was an absolute, certifiable, kid-tested, mother-approved, all-you-can-eat Gravy Train Wednesday in Streakland.
A festively plump 14 of the day’s 15 most popular selections each got
hits, flash forwarding the streaks of 58 percent of the BTS galaxy.
Rickie Weeks was the day’s Mr. Freeze, as his 0-for-5 performance ice blasted 1.7 percent of the field, Mortal Kombat-style.
You know what — I’ll take the blame for that. I had no business putting
a lifetime .252 hitter up on the Picks of the Day page, even if his
numbers vs. the opposing pitcher were certifiably stellar. Whoopshies!
Time for Thursday’s Picks:
Oh, hello there …
? Hanley Ramirez: .455 AVG (10-for-22) lifetime vs. Phillies starter Roy Oswalt
? Andre Ethier: .533 AVG (8-for-15) lifetime vs. Padres starter Kevin Correia
? Brian McCann: .421 AVG (8-for-19) lifetime vs. Giants starter Tim Lincecum
Feeling kinda spicy?
? Wilson Valdez: .500 AVG (5-for-10) lifetime vs. Marlins starter Chris Volstad
You’ll thank me later …
? Josh Hamilton: .179 AVG (5-for-28) lifetime vs. Mariners starter Felix Hernandez
? Jayson Werth: .071 AVG (1-for-14) lifetime vs. Marlins starter Chris Volstad
? Nick Markakis: .182 AVG (2-for-11) Angels starter Dan Haren
“gfc2112” and “randy.zimmer” foxtrotted their way to 29-game streaks,
after Evan Longoria and Joe Mauer each collected hits, respectively.
These two leaders are each one hit away from getting a free month’s worth of MLB.tv.
That’s a pretty cool prize.
Except when compared to $3,000,000.
Top MLB streakers
? David Ortiz: 13 games
? Raul Ibanez: 12 games
? Stephen Drew: 11 games
? Hunter Pence: 11 games
? Juan Pierre: 11 games