Beat the Streak Report: Wednesday, August 11
A lightning-round version of the Beat the Streak Report today, as early meetings plus early games equaled lost time.
The big news stemming from Tuesday was that our leader, “gfc2112”, rode
Joe Mauer to a 35-game streak, becoming the eighth BTSer to reach that
mark for the year. And the eighth who will soon be haunted by an e-mail
from yours truly.
With lock time already passed, we know that “gfc2112” has selected
Stephen Drew for Wednesday, as the D-backs face off against Dave Bush
and the Brewers at 8:10 PM eastern time.
And with that …
Time for Wednesday’s picks:
Oh, hello there …
? Ryan Zimmerman: .533 AVG (8-for-15) lifetime vs. Marlins starter Chris Volstad
? Alex Rios: .500 AVG (5-for-10) lifetime vs. Twins starter Glen Perkins
? Michael Cuddyer: .474 AVG (18-for-38) lifetime vs. White Sox starter John Danks
? David Wright: .667 AVG (6-for-9) lifetime vs. Rockies starter Jeff Francis
? Chone Figgins: .500 AVG (8-for-16) lifetime vs. Athletics starter Dallas Braden
? Adrian Beltre: .389 AVG (7-for-18) lifetime vs. Blue Jays starter Shaun Marcum
Feeling kinda spicy?
? Jhonny Peralta: .474 AVG (9-for-19) lifetime vs. Rays starter Matt Garza
? Ronny Paulino: .435 AVG (10-for-23) lifetime vs. Nationals starter Scott Olsen
You’ll thank me later …
? Brandon Phillips: .158 AVG (3-for-19) lifetime vs. Cardinals starter Adam Wainwright
? James Loney: .167 AVG (2-for-12) lifetime vs. Phillies starter Roy Oswalt
? Robinson Cano: .227 AVG (5-for-22) lifetime vs. Rangers starter Cliff Lee
“halmuni” lived to survive another day, as James Loney extended our second-place streaker to 28 games.
Sorry, “halmuni”, the answer is no — we do not sell “gfc2112” voodoo dolls.
Top MLB streakers
? Raul Ibanez: 17 games
? Howard Kendrick: 12 games
? Albert Pujols: 10 games
? Chone Figgins: 9 games
? Lastings Milledge: 9 games
? Placido Polanco: 9 games