Beat the Streak Report: Tuesday, August 17
And the beat goes on.
An Ichiro Suzuki fourth-inning single catapulted Geoff Croke (“gfc2112”) to a 41-game streak.
For those scoring at home but don’t know how, this means two things:
(1) Croke is only a 16-game streak away from $3,000,000.
(2) Croke is only a three-game streak away from displacing the oh-so-lovable Dick George and (likely) taking home $10,000.
Glad I could clear that up.
And don’t think I forgot about the rest of you streakers, as Ichiro’s
single also pressed the forward button on 25.8 percent of the entire
I’d never forget about the rest of you guys. Come on!
The first commandment of streakdom is that all streaks are created equal.
Just, ya know, some are more equal than others.
Time for Tuesday’s picks
Oh, hello there …
? Placido Polanco: .800 AVG (8-for-10) since ’05 vs. Giants starter Barry Zito
? Miguel Cabrera: .636 AVG (7-for-11) lifetime vs. Yankees starter CC Sabathia
? Michael Cuddyer: .488 AVG (20-for-41) lifetime vs. White Sox starter John Danks
? Ichiro Suzuki: .405 AVG (30-for-74) lifetime vs. Orioles starter Kevin Millwood
? Asdrubal Cabrera: .458 AVG (11-for-24) lifetime vs. Royals starter Zack Greinke
? Hanley Ramirez: .500 AVG (6-for-12) lifetime vs. Pirates starter Zach Duke
? Derek Jeter: .389 AVG (7-for-18) lifetime vs. Tigers starter Justin Verlander
Feeling kinda spicy?
? Gerald Laird: .467 AVG (7-for-15) lifetime vs. Yankees starter CC Sabathia
You’ll thank me later …
? Mark Teixeira: .071 AVG (1-for-14) lifetime vs. Tigers starter Justin Verlander
? Torii Hunter: .111 AVG (1-for-9) lifetime vs. Red Sox starter Clay Buchholz
? Evan Longoria: .111 AVG (1-for-9) lifetime vs. Rangers starter Tommy Hunter
? Josh Hamilton: .167 AVG (2-for-12) lifetime vs. Rays starter Matt Garza
“Jeabullseye” now stands alone in second place after successfully riding Miguel Cabrera to a 26-game streak.
“Jeabullseye” is only 31 games away from taking home the $3,000,000.
Wait, what’s that?
Oh, sorry, let me try that again.
“Jeabullseye” is only 31 games away and needs Croke to spontaneously combust in order to take home the $3,000,000.
Top MLB streakers
? Alexei Ramirez: 10 games
? Bobby Abreu: 8 games
? Jose Lopez: 8 games
? Logan Morrison: 8 games
? Ian Stewart: 8 games
? Dan Uggla: 8 games