August 2010

Beat the Streak Report: Tuesday, August 3


It was a stagnant BTS Nation once again on Monday, as a jaw-dropping 23.5
percent of Streakers put on their floaties and treaded water for the
day thanks to an 0-for-0 performance from Joey Votto, who was withheld
from the lineup due to a sprained wrist.

Of course, the only thing worse than pressing the pause button on your
streak is pressing the reset button. Apparently, Robinson Cano did not
get this memo, as the Yankees second baseman went 0-for-3 to wipe away
the streaks of 12.3 percent of our users all by his lonesome self.

For those keeping track at home, that’s over 35 percent of Streakland who did not pass “Go”, or collect $200.

Let’s hope Tuesday is a little better.

Time for Tuesday’s Picks:

Oh, hello there …

? Troy Tulowitzki: .467 AVG (7-for-15) lifetime vs. Giants starter Jonathan Sanchez

? Johnny Damon: .409 AVG (9-for-22) since ’05 vs. White Sox starter Mark Buehrle

? Pat Burrell: .591 AVG (13-for-22) lifetime vs. Rockies starter Aaron Cook

? Nelson Cruz: .500 AVG (4-for-8) lifetime vs. Mariners starter Jason Vargas

? Torii Hunter: .417 AVG (5-for-12) lifetime vs. Orioles starter Jeremy Guthrie

Feeling kinda spicy?

? Luis Castillo: .471 AVG (8-for-17) since ’05 vs. Braves starter Derek Lowe

You’ll thank me later …

? Miguel Cabrera: .000 AVG (0-for-12) lifetime vs. White Sox starter Mark Buehrle

? Robinson Cano: .154 AVG (2-for-13) lifetime vs. Blue Jays starter Ricky Romero

? Joey Votto: .188 AVG (3-for-16) lifetime vs. Pirates starter Paul Maholm

Leaderboard time!

Monday’s leaderboard … leader, “bigdadddy” was one of Cano’s many victims.

This means that we have a pu pu platter of 27-gamers atop our new
leaderboard, as “gfc2112”, “nycgreg” and “randy.zimmer” are the
temporary rulers of the universe.

If they weren’t so greedy they’d just combine their streaks together for
an 81-game streak and just split the $3,000,00 three ways.

Top MLB streakers

? Yorvit Torrealba: 15 games

? Delmon Young: 12 games

? David Ortiz: 11 games

? Raul Ibanez: 10 games

Four tied with nine-game streaks.                                     

Beat the Streak Report: Monday, August 2


Robinson Cano and Ichiro Suzuki tagteamed for an 0-fer of doom for
Streakers nationwide on Sunday, obliterating the streaks of 12.3 percent
of all users in their destructive paths.

But the fun don’t stop there.

In a strange turn of events, Andre Ethier, Joe Mauer, Martin Prado and
Josh Hamilton were each vacant from their squads’ respective lineups,
pressing the pause button on a combined 15.7 percent of all Streakers.

Did they all join Amare Stoudemire in the Dead Sea? Because that’s a lot of floating around.

Will our Streakers be able to bounce back in a short 10-game-slate
Monday? Or will they toil in the misery of slumpville along with Don
Draper and Albert Haynesworth?

All that and more in Monday’s Picks:

Oh, hello there …

? Carl Crawford: .400 AVG (10-for-25) lifetime vs. Twins starter Carl Pavano

? Shin-Soo Choo: .500 AVG (6-for-12) lifetime vs. Red Sox starter John Lackey

? Carlos Beltran: .371 AVG (23-for-62) lifetime vs. Braves starter Tim Hudson

? Matt Diaz: .538 AVG (14-for-26) lifetime vs. Mets starter Johan Santana

? Marco Scutaro: .476 AVG (10-for-21) lifetime vs. Indians starter Fausto Carmona


Feeling kinda spicy?

? Alcides Escobar: .500 AVG (5-for-10) lifetime vs. Cubs starter Randy Wells

You’ll thank me later …

? Derek Jeter: .077 AVG (1-for-13) lifetime vs. Blue Jays starter Brandon Morrow

? Martin Prado: .167 AVG (3-for-18) lifetime vs. Mets starter Johan Santana

? Evan Longoria: .091 AVG (1-for-11) lifetime vs. Twins starter Carl Pavano

Leaderboard time!

User “bigdadddy” gets the biggest piece of chicken at the dinner table
after escaping the weekend atop our leaderboard with a 30-game streak.

“bigdadddy” is now 27 games away from the $3,000,000 and, ya know, I think he should go for it. Why not, right?

Top MLB streakers

? Justin Upton: 17 games

? Yorvit Torrealba: 14 games

? Jose Tabata: 12 games

? Delmon Young: 11 games

? Raul Ibanez: 10 games

? David Ortiz: 10 games