And I’m back.
I’d like to thank Ian for pinch-hitting for me on Friday, and while it
wasn’t quite an African Safari, I was stuck in traffic for four hours
near Scranton, Pennsylvania around midnight last night. Which is even
more fun than it sounds.
Anyway, it was a pretty solid Sunday all around in Streakland, as
Robinson Cano, Joe Mauer, Adrian Beltre, Ichiro Suzuki, Nick Markakis
and Miguel Cabrera each laced hits to keep the gravy train going for
38.5 percent of the galaxy.
My condolences to those 3.4 percent who selected Delmon Young and are now officially out of the running for the $3,000,000.
But, alas, all is not lost for you fine folks. Even though you won’t be
closing out the campaign a BTS legend, reading books about yourself and
books about books about yourself, you still have time to win $10,000 and
beat out the ineffable name — Dick George — and his 43-game streak.
So there’s that.
Time for Monday’s Picks:
Oh, hello there …
? Nick Markakis: .500 AVG (6-for-12) since ’05 vs. White Sox starter Edwin Jackson
? Derek Jeter: .333 AVG (10-for-30) lifetime vs. Red Sox starter Jon Lester
? Evan Longoria: .500 AVG (3-for-6) lifetime vs. Tigers starter Armando Galarraga
Feeling kinda spicy?
? Chris Getz: .455 AVG (5-for-11) lifetime vs. Angels starter Ervin Santana
You’ll thank me later …
? Miguel Cabrera: .000 AVG (0-for-7) lifetime vs. Rays starter David Price
? Johnny Damon: .111 AVG (1-for-9) lifetime vs. Rays starter David Price
? Billy Butler: .222 AVG (4-for-18) lifetime vs. Angels starter Ervin Santana
Right in the thick of the hunt for each of hour mega grand prizes is
“gfc2112”, who eschewed Ian’s not-so sagacious advice from Friday and
rode non-blue-chipper Clint Barmes to a 33-game streak.
Shows how much Ian knows.
Top MLB streakers
? Raul Ibanez: 16 games
? Juan Pierre: 15 games
? Adrian Beltre: 14 games
? Hunter Pence: 14 games
? Omar Infante: 11 games
? Howard Kendrick: 10 games