Josh Hamilton, Streakland raises a collective glass to you …
You carried gamers for weeks at a time in an MVP 2010 campaign, raking at a Major League-best .359 clip and piling up 186 base knocks in just 133 games.
You came out hot this season, batting .316 over your first 10 contests and recording at least one hit in your last seven straight.
And even on the tragic Tuesday when you fractured your humerus — nothing funny about it!* — while trying to score a foul popup, you left 5.3 percent of Streakers with one final parting gift: 1-for-1, 3B, RBI.
*Tip your waitresses, folks. And try the seal.
Get well soon, J-Ham — we’ll catch ya in 6-to-8.
With a temporarily heavy heart, we trudge through the dark malaise toward …
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Oh, hello there …
• Raul Ibanez: .667 AVG (10-for-15) since ’06 vs. John Lannan
• Robinson Cano: .857 AVG (6-for-7) since ’06 vs. Orioles starter Chris Tillman
• Dustin Pedroia: .433 AVG (13-for-30) since ’06 vs. Rays starter James Shields
• Chris Coghlan: .545 AVG (6-for-11) since ’06 vs. Braves starter Tim Hudson
• Joe Mauer: .422 AVG (10-for-24) since ’06 vs. Royals starter Kyle Davies
• Matt Kemp: .379 AVG (11-for-29) since ’06 vs. Giants starter Jonathan Sanchez
Rain cannot stop Robinson Cano. It can only hope to delay him.
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• Jason Kubel: .455 AVG (10-for-22) since ’06 vs. Royals starter Kyle Davies
Aww, that’s cute — Kubel’s twin Michael Cuddyer is jealous.
You’ll thank me later …
• Kevin Youkilis: .097 AVG (3-for-31) since ’06 vs. Rays starter James Shields
• Alfonso Soriano: .077 AVG (2-for-26) since ’06 vs. Astros starter Wandy Rodriguez
• Andre Ethier: .148 AVG (4-for-27) since ’06 vs. Giants starter Jonathan Sanchez
• Asdrubal Cabrera: .077 AVG (1-for-13) since ’06 vs. Angels starter Ervin Santana
Yer still doin’ it wrong …
• Matt Wieters: .000 AVG (0-for-17) since ’06 vs. Yankees starter A.J. Burnett
Wieters is STILL hitless against Burett! How much longer can the madness continue?
Twenty-seven Streakers have reached lucky number 13. Thank you, and please drive through.
Top MLB streakers
Jose Tabata: 10 games
Paul Konerko: 10 games
Michael Brantley: 9 games
Marlon Byrd: 9 games
Andre Ethier: 9 games
Jose Reyes: 9 games
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