Beat the Streak Report: Monday, August 16
We got ourselves a ballgame.
Geoff Croke rode the gravy train all weeekend long, extending his streak
to 40 games after Troy Tulowitzki’s mammoth performance Sunday
Our leader is now a mere 17 games away from immortality and a shoe box
full of cash, and is only four games away from unseating Dick George as
the season overall leader and (likely) becoming $10,000 richer.
Can ya feel that? That little BTS tingle you have inside?
No? Just me? OK, then …
Time for Monday’s picks:
Oh, hello there …
? Ichiro Suzuki: .438 AVG (7-for-16) lifetime vs. Orioles starter Brad Bergesen
? Miguel Cabrera: .385 AVG (10-for-26) lifetime vs. Yankees starter Javier Vazquez
? Adrian Gonzalez: .444 AVG (4-for-9) lifetime vs. Cubs starter Tom Gorzelanny
Feeling kinda spicy?
? B.J. Upton: .353 AVG (6-for-17) lifetime vs. Rangers starter Cliff Lee
You’ll thank me later …
? Jose Reyes: .083 AVG (1-for-12) vs. Astros starter Wandy Rodriguez
? Brian McCann: .091 AVG (1-for-11) lifetime vs. Dodgers starter Chad Billingsley
? Evan Longoria: .143 AVG (2-for-14) lifetime vs. Rangers starter Cliff Lee
Second place is shared between “jeabullseye” and “rockybet” who each sport 25-game streaks.
This is all fine and dandy but WE HAVE A 40-GAME STREAK ON OUR HANDS!
Top MLB streakers
? Scott Podsednik: 12 games
? Alexei Ramirez: 10 games
? Bobby Abreu: 8 games
? Coco Crisp: 8 games
? Ian Stewart: 8 games