Beat the Streak Report: Wednesday, August 25
A somber day in Home Run Beat the Streak land, as our nine-game leader
and streaker, “kendo1961″, saw his $10,000 dream vanish after Albert
Pujols was unable to go deep for him.
Curiously, our leader opted to eschew my now star-studded advice, and did not select Robinson Cano, who was my Pick of the Day.
But Dave, Robinson Cano didn’t get a home run last night.
Ah, but we don’t know that Cano wouldn’t have homered had “kendo1961″ selected him, Mr. Italics.
I’m pretty sure that doesn’t make sense.
Well, let’s just move on to today’s picks.
Time for Wednesday’s picks
Oh, hello there …
? Ryan Zimmerman: .500 AVG (5-for-10) lifetime vs. Cubs starter Ryan Dempster
? Nick Markakis: .450 AVG (9-for-20) lifetime vs. White Sox starter Mark Buehrle
? Derek Jeter: .455 AVG (5-for-11) lifetime vs. Blue Jays starter Brett Cecil
? B.J. Upton: .467 AVG (7-for-15) career vs. Angels starter Dan Haren
Feeling kinda spicy?
? Aramis Ramirez: .375 AVG (9-for-24) lifetime vs. Nationals starter Jason Marquis
You’ll thank me later …
? Joe Mauer: .071 AVG (1-for-14) lifetime vs. Rangers starter C.J. Wilson
? Victor Martinez: .167 AVG (2-for-12) lifetime vs. Mariners starter Felix Hernandez
? Ben Zobrist: .125 AVG (1-for-8) lifetime vs. Angels starter Dan Haren
Alright, I’ll admit I haven’t given “warriorclub” his proper due.
Between all the hoopla surroung Geoff Croke’s 43-game streak and then
“kendo1961″‘s homer frenzy, “warriorclub” has really gone Stealth Bomber
on us and fallen off the radar.
Well, with a 32-game streak, “warriorclub” can go unnoticed no longer.
Our leader is now 56.1 percent on the way to the big bucks, and 25 days away from that gold-plated pony.
Top MLB streakers
? Elvis Andrus: 14 games
? Omar Infante: 13 games
? Juan Pierre: 12 games
? Alberto Callaspo: 10 games
? Albert Pujols: 10 games