Beat the Streak Report: Thursday, August 12
And Stephen Drew makes 36.
The beat goes on for “gfc2112”, as our red-hot leader rode Drew’s solo
blast to a 36-game streak. The next 21 days will hopefully be quite the
exciting time in Streakland, as users have quietly watched their dreams
of gold-plated ponies and private islands dim by the day.
Will “gfc2112” have the sheer will and determination to keep this party going and supplant Mr. BTS, Dick George, in the process?
Will “gfc2112” flashdance with fate and answer the e-mail I just sent him?
Only time will tell.
Oh, I’d also like to give a shoutout to “ponyforkeana” for taking the bull by the horns and providing the BTS blog world with all the streak knowledge and goodness one needs with his little countdown posted in the comments.
And with that …
Time for Thursday’s picks:
Oh, hello there …
? Andre Ethier: .455 AVG (5-for-11) lifetime vs. Phillies starter Joe Blanton
? Mark Teixeira: .643 AVG (9-for-14) lifetime vs. Royals starter Bruce Chen
? Alexei Ramirez: .545 AVG (6-for-11) lifetime vs. Twins starter Francisco Liriano
? Denard Span: .529 AVG (7-for-19) lifetime vs. White Sox starter Gavin Floyd
? Derek Jeter: .406 AVG (13-for-32) lifetime vs. Royals starter Bruce Chen
Feeling kinda spicy?
? Jason Kendall: .444 AVG (8-for-18) since ’05 vs. Yankees starter CC Sabathia
You’ll thank me later …
? Alex Rios: .083 AVG (1-for-12) lifetime vs. Twins starter Francisco Liriano
? Delmon Young: .188 AVG (3-for-16) lifetime vs. White Sox starter Gavin Floyd
? Shin-Soo Choo: .182 AVG (2-for-11) lifetime vs. Orioles starter Kevin Millwood
“halmuni” used Adrian Beltre to reach the 29-game streak plateau.
We get it, “halmuni”, you want to be noticed. So here ya go, dance the night away.
Top MLB streakers
? Raul Ibanez: 18 games
? Placido Polanco: 10 games
? Michael Bourn: 9 games
? Victor Martinez: 9 games
? Lastings Milledge: 9 games
? Luke Scott: 9 games