Beat the Streak Report: Wednesday, August 18
Since I’m not eligible to win the $3 million Beat the Streak grand prize, I might as well try to help you out. Every weekday, make sure to check out the Beat the Streak Report to improve your odds with all the stats goodness you could ever dream of. You know, assuming you could use an extra three mill.
Another day, another correct pick for our leader, Geoff Croke (“gfc2112”).
After a 1-for-4 Hanley Ramirez performance, Geoff’s streak is at 42 games — just 15 short of the $3,000,000 grand prize.
The Marlins shortstop advanced 6.3 percent of all streakers as yesterday’s third-most selected player.
Top pick Ichiro Suzuki also came through for 13.7 percent of you, but Miguel Cabrera ended dreams of fame and fortune for many.
Time for Wednesday’s picks
Oh, hello there …
? Dustin Pedroia: .516 AVG (16-for-31) lifetime vs. Angels starter Scott Kazmir
? Martin Prado: .538 AVG (7-for-13) lifetime vs. Nationals starter Livan Hernandez
? Victor Martinez: .538 AVG (7-for-13) lifetime vs. Angels starter Scott Kazmir
? Denard Span: .476 AVG (10-for-21) lifetime vs. White Sox starter Gavin Floyd
Feeling kinda spicy?
? Alex Gordon: .500 AVG (8-for-16) lifetime vs. Indians starter Fausto Carmona
? Jonny Gomes: .471 AVG (8-for-17) lifetime vs. D-backs starter Rodrigo Lopez
You’ll thank me later …
? Ryan Braun: .184 AVG (7-for-38) lifetime vs. Cardinals starter Adam Wainwright
? Torii Hunter: .120 AVG (3-for-25) lifetime vs. Red Sox starter John Lackey
? Adrian Beltre: .150 AVG (3-for-20) lifetime vs. Angels starter Scott Kazmir
? David Wright: .174 AVG (4-for-23) lifetime vs. Astros starter Brett Myers
“Jeabullseye” remains alone in second place with a 27-game streak, while “warriorcub” is a game behind at 26.
Special shout out to “rtaylor2001”, who lived to see a 25-gamer after rolling with the hot-and-spicy Omar Infante last night.
The rest of the Top 5 went with the big names, so you get extra points for creativity — but not extra games.
Top MLB streakers
? Alexei Ramirez: 11 games
? Bobby Abreu: 9 games
? Jose Lopez: 9 games
? Logan Morrison: 9 games
? Dan Uggla: 9 games