Beat the Streak Report: April 12
With more than 15 percent of your collective vote, Ichiro took home prom-king honors at Streakland High last night. No. 51 didn’t disappoint, either, slow dancin’ and romancin’ his way to two hits in four at-bats against Jesse Litsch and the Blue Jays.
Runner-up Todd Helton arrived stag and didn’t stay long, however, flying out in a lone pinch-hit appearance to end seven percent of all streaks.
Oh, and you know who else will be in attendance? Carlos Lee. Yesterday’s big-picture man wasn’t among your top 15 picks, but he still won the dance-off with a pair of singles in two at-bats.
Stick with the Report, Streakers. We’ve taken this limo ride many a time.
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Oh, hello there …
• Robinson Cano: .857 AVG (6-for-7) since ’06 vs. Orioles starter Chris Tillman
• Chris Young: .500 AVG (6-for-12) since ’06 vs. Cardinals starter Chris Carpenter
• Coco Crisp: .409 AVG (9-for-22) since ’06 vs. White Sox starter Edwin Jackson
• Ian Desmond: .429 AVG (6-for-14) since ’06 vs. Phillies starter Joe Blanton
• Ichiro Suzuki: .444 AVG (4-for-9) since ’06 vs. Blue Jays starter Ricky Romero
Feeling kinda spicy?
• Nate Schierholtz: .429 AVG (6-for-14) since ’06 vs. Dodgers starter Chad Billingsley
You’ll thank me later …
• Stephen Drew: .077 AVG (1-for-13) since ’06 vs. Cardinals starter Chris Carpenter
• Chris Coghlan: .083 AVG (1-for-12) since ’06 vs. Braves starter Tommy Hanson
• Matt Kemp: .143 AVG (3-for-21) since ’06 vs. Giants starter Tim Lincecum
• Brian McCann: .133 AVG (2-for-15) since ’06 vs. Marlins starter Chris Volstad
• Torii Hunter: .179 AVG (5-for-28) since ’06 vs. Indians starter Fausto Carmona
Yer doin’ it wrong …
• Matt Wieters: .000 AVG (0-for-17) since ’06 vs. Yankees starter A.J. Burnett
New rule: Once you hit 0-for-15 or so, you get your own category. Call in the next 15 minutes to receive a gratuitous YouTube vid at no extra charge!
Fifty-four perfect brackets remain. Quit picking Duke, people. Twelves over fives — let’s goooo!
Top MLB streakers
Jose Tabata: 10 games
Paul Konerko: 10 games
Michael Brantley: 9 games
Jose Reyes: 9 games
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