Beat the Streak Report: Thursday, September 16
Oh, hey there.
Yeah, it’s me — Dave.
Sorry, I know it’s been awkward lately, posting without analysis, reading your comments with no comments back.
I’ve been selfish, I know. But we can move past this. We are stronger than this.
This is what Beat the Streak is all about.
Because if you thought it was still impossible for someone to take home
the $3,000,000 grand prize, you’ve been sorely mistaken (sort of).
You see, our leader, “mattgolbeck”, currently has a 36-game streak after Joe Mauer’s fun night at the park.
As things currently stand, the regular season would end on October 3,
which means Golbeck would end the season with (at best) a 54-game
However, given the state of the NL West, NL East and Wild Card, where
the Padres, Giants, Rockies, Phillies and Braves are all within 2.5
games of each other, there’s a chance of an end-of-season tiebreaker
Like, three of them.
So with that in mind, we’ll be pumping out the blog as per norm until Golbeck is officially eliminated. Or not.
And as if that wasn’t enough of an incentive, “stealth47” is rocking a seven-game homer streak in Home Run Beat the Streak.
We’re back, baby!
Time for Thursday’s picks
Oh, hello there …
? Matt Kemp: .391 AVG (9-for-23) lifetime vs. Giants starter Jonathan Sanchez
? Paul Konerko: .370 AVG (10-for-27) lifetime vs. Twins starter Carl Pavano
? Juan Pierre: .455 AVG (5-for-14) lifetime vs. Twins starter Carl Pavano
Feeling kinda spicy?
? Adam LaRoche: .500 AVG (4-for-8) lifetime vs. Reds starter Edinson Volquez
You’ll thank me later…
? Andre Ethier: .167 AVG (4-for-24) lifetime vs. Giants starter Jonathan Sanchez
? Rafael Furcal: .176 AVG (3-for-17) lifetime vs. Giants starter Jonathan Sanchez
Top MLB streakers
? Michael Brantley: 15 games
? David Murphy: 13 games
? Nick Markakis: 11 games
? Vladimir Guerrero: 10 games
? Ryan Spilborghs: 10 games