Beat the Streak Report: Weekend, Aug. 13-15
“gllc2112″ extended his streak to 37 games after Andre Ethier’s fruitful night at the yard.
“gllc2112″‘s name is Geoffrey Croke.
I know this because he told me.
That’s right, our current knight and shining armor/conch holder/daddy
mac/king of the castle/bee’s knees/Barefoot Contessa has decided to
reveal himself to me. And he seems like a pretty cool guy.
Instead of summarizing his response to my e-mail, I figured I’d let his artistic side fly and copy paste all his wisdom.
For what it’s worth, I sic’d the daylights out of this:
I have been reading your blog, so I knew this e-mail was coming. Do me a favor and keep that voodoo doll hidden.
I cant believe you didn’t like my Jayson Heyward pick.
My name is Geoffrey Croke. I am currently unemployed. I lost my job
last June, so $3,000,000 would be nice. I live in Southampton, NY. A
small summer resort area on the east end of Long Island. (born and
raised here) I am a Met fan, so it hasn’t been too much fun for the
past couple of years. This is actually my first year playing Beat the
Streak, and now many of my friends play also. My strategy is simple,
find a batter who is hot against the starter that day. I just hope
that responding to this e-mail isn’t the kiss of death and I get to talk
to you again in 3 weeks.
No, thank you, Geoff.
May your hits be bountiful and may you rule Streakland until kingdom come.
(Sorry, Dick George)
Oh, hello there …
? Ryan Braun: .857 AVG (6-for-7) lifetime vs. Rockies starter Jorge De La Rosa
? Adam Jones: .455 AVG (10-for-22) lifetime vs. Rays starter James Shields
? Josh Hamilton: .444 AVG (4-for-9) lifetime vs. Red Sox starter Josh Beckett
? Jose Reyes: .545 AVG (6-for-11) lifetime vs. Phillies starter Roy Halladay
? Marlon Byrd: .500 AVG (6-for-12) since ’05 vs. Cardinals starter Chris Carpenter
? Michael Young: .450 AVG (9-for-20) lifetime vs. Red Sox starter Jon Lester
? Miguel Cabrera: .389 AVG (7-for-18) lifetime vs. White Sox starter Freddy Garcia
? Matt Holliday: .400 AVG (6-for-15) lifetime vs. Cubs starter Ryan Dempster
? Adrian Beltre: .375 AVG (6-for-16) lifetime vs. Rangers starter C.J. Wilson
Feeling kinda spicy?
? Bengie Molina: .364 AVG (4-for-11) lifetime vs. Red Sox starter Josh Beckett
? Felipe Lopez: .350 AVG (14-for-40) lifetime vs. Cubs starter Carlos Zambrano
? Alfonso Soriano: .385 AVG (15-for-39) lifetime vs. Cardinals starter Kyle Lohse
You’ll thank me later …
? Brandon Phillips: .125 AVG (1-for-8) lifetime vs. Marlins starter Josh Johnson
? Hanley Ramirez: .143 AVG (1-for-7) lifetime vs. Reds starter Edinson Volquez
? Aubrey Huff: .000 AVG (0-for-9) lifetime vs. Padres pitcher Mat Latos
? Joe Mauer: .111 AVG (1-for-9) lifetime vs. Athletics starter Trevo Cahill
? Adrian Gonzalez: .212 AVG (7-for-33) lifetime vs. Giants starter Tim Lincecum
? Victor Martinez: .231 AVG (3-for-13) lifetime vs. Rangers starter C.J. Wilson
Croke won’t have to worry about the “halmuni” voodoo doll anymore, as
Mark Teixeira zapped all the life out of “halmuni’s” streak.
This means that “cloudslippers” is our latest understudy with a 28-gamer.
Oh, how I hate walking clouds without my cloudslippers on.
Top MLB streakers
? Placido Polanco: 11 games
? Victor Martinez: 10 games
? Michael Bourn: 9 games
? Lastings Milledge: 9 games
? Scott Podsednik: 9 games
? Ty Wigginton: 9 games