Beat the Streak Report: Monday, September 20
It turns out that 50,000,000 Elvis fans can be wrong, so the Beat the
Streak $3,000,000 grand prize money will safely stay in the BTS piggy
bank for another year.
I’m sorry, my fellow BTSers, but our final hope — “mattgolbeck” — saw
his dreams fade away, as his 39-game streak melted on Ichiro’s 0-fer
The bad news is that our new leader, “srinivasan.sr”, “only” has a
37-game streak and doesn’t have enough time left on the calendar to take
home the grand prize.
The good news is that is he/she is just six games away from tying Dick George and Geoff Croke atop our leaderboard.
Yeah, there’s still $10,000 on the line here, folks.
Time for Monday’s picks
Oh, hello there …
? Omar Infante: .385 AVG (10-for-26) lifetime vs. Phillies starter Cole Hamels
? Brian Roberts: .444 AVG (8-for-18) lifetime vs. Red Sox starter Daisuke Marsuzaka
? Alex Rodriguez: .450 AVG (9-for-20) lifetime vs. Rays starter Matt Garza
Feeling kinda spicy?
? Gerald Laird: .353 AVG (6-for-17) lifetime vs. Royals starter Zack Greinke
You’ll thank me later…
? Alex Rios: .100 AVG (1-for-10) lifetime vs. Athletics starter Gio Gonzalez
? Ryan Braun: .214 AVG (3-for-14) lifetime vs. Reds starter Homer Bailey
Top MLB streakers
? Michael Brantley: 19 games
? Nelson Cruz: 11 games
? Matt Holliday: 11 games
? Adrian Beltre: 9 games
? Joey Votto: 9 games