Beat the Streak Report: Weekend, August 20-22
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The referee is stepping in!
He’s stopping the fight — there’s the bell. This one’s over, folks!
James Loney went 0-for-4 last night against Jorge De La Rosa and Matt Reynolds, ending Geoff Croke’s bid for $3,000,000 and Beat the Streak immortality at 43 games.
“Gfc2112” will have to settle for a tie with Dick George atop the season leaderboard.
Who told him to take Loney, anyway?
What? The Dodgers first baseman headlined yesterday’s Beat the Streak Report? Oh, um…awkward.
Let’s just move on.
Let’s give Geoff one more round of applause for his impressive ride. Hopefully he won’t spend too much time dwelling on what could have been, had he just picked Miguel Cabrera.
Or Vlad Guerrero.
Or Robinson Cano.
Oh, hello there …
? Chase Utley: .478 AVG (11-for-23) lifetime vs. Nationals starter Jason Marquis
? Ichiro Suzuki: .400 AVG (6-for-15) lifetime vs. Yankees starter A.J. Burnett
? Joe Mauer: .375 AVG (6-for-16) lifetime vs. Angels pitcher Dan Haren
? Joey Votto: .462 AVG (6-for-13) lifetime vs. Dodgers starter Chad Billingsley
? Hanley Ramirez: .455 AVG (5-for-11) since lifetime vs. Astros starter Wandy Rodriguez
? Billy Butler: .556 AVG (5-for-9) lifetime vs. White Sox starter Freddy Garcia
? Vladimir Guerrero: .486 AVG (17-for-35) since ’05 vs. Orioles starter Kevin Millwood
? Jayson Werth: .500 AVG (10-for-20) lifetime vs. Nationals starter Scott Olsen
? Adrian Gonzalez: .625 AVG (5-for-8) lifetime vs. Brewers starter Manny Parra
Feeling kinda spicy?
? Curtis Granderson: .344 AVG (11-for-32) lifetime vs. Mariners starter Felix Hernandez
? Willie Bloomquist: .389 AVG (7-for-18) lifetime vs. White Sox starter Freddy Garcia
? Adam Lind: .429 AVG (9-for-21) lifetime vs. Red Sox starter Clay Buchholz
You’ll thank me later …
? Delmon Young: .167 AVG (2-for-12) lifetime vs. Angels starter Dan Haren
? Nick Swisher: .226 AVG (7-for-31) lifetime vs. Mariners starter Felix Hernandez
? Justin Upton: .000 AVG (0-for-15) lifetime vs. Rockies starter Ubaldo Jimenez
? Brian McCann: .000 AVG (0-for-10) lifetime vs. Cubs starter Tom Gorzelanny
? Paul Konerko: .145 AVG (8-for-55) lifetime vs. Royals starter Zack Greinke
? Carl Crawford: .167 AVG (3-for-18) lifetime vs. Athletics starter Dallas Braden
With both Croke and “rtaylor2001” both going down, “warriorcub” is all alone atop the standings at 27 games.
“Soxwhite24” and “sunhudson” are tied for second at 26.
Keep cranking out those picks, guys. You’ll be at the halfway point soon enough.
Top MLB streakers
? Alexei Ramirez: 13 games
? Dan Uggla: 11 games
? Jose Lopez: 10 games
? David Ortiz: 10 games
? B.J. Upton: 10 games
? David Ortiz: 9 games
? Elvis Andrus: 9 games
? Asdrubal Cabrera: 9 games