Beat the Streak Report: Monday, April 18

Public service announcement: The Red Sox and Blue Jays play absurdly early today for Patriots Day, so grab your muskets and make sure your picks are in by 11 a.m.

To the joy of sunglass aficionados everywhere, Gottaweartheshades has outlasted all challengers and remains our only original Streaker at a full 18 games. Don’t call us, we’ll call you. Well, we’ll probably email (or Tweet!) — phone conversation is soooo 1999 — but we will be in touch.

Although they’re far too cool to admit it from behind those mirrored Oakleys, 18 games puts Gottaweartheshades more than 31 percent of the way to our $5.6 million grand prize. Just think of all the eye protection you could buy with all that cash — starting with these (retail price: $383,600), of course.

Anyway, strap on your Ray-Bans and hold on tight. We have a brand new week of Streaking ahead of us …

Monday’s picks

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Oh, hello there …

Alex Rios: .636 AVG (7-for-11) since ’06 vs. Rays starter David Price

J.D. Drew.450 AVG (9-for-20) since ’06  vs. Blue Jays starter Ricky Romero

Michael Young: .364 AVG (20-for-55) since ’06 vs. Angels starter Ervin Santana

Asdrubal Cabrera: .389 AVG (7-for-18) since ’06 vs. Royals starter Kyle Davies

Matt Kemp.417 AVG (5-for-12) since ’06 vs. Braves starter Tim Hudson

Feeling kinda spicy?

Nate McLouth.500 AVG (6-for-12) since ’06  vs. Dodgers starter Ted Lilly

Ryan Ludwick.421 AVG (8-for-19) since ’06  vs. Cubs starter Carlos Zambrano

You’ll thank me later …

Adrian Beltre: .175 AVG (7-for-40) since ’06 vs. Angels starter Ervin Santana

Johnny Damon: .190 AVG (8-for-42) since ’06 vs. White Sox starter Edwin Jackson

Carl Crawford: .143 AVG (2-for-14) since ’06 vs. Blue Jays starter Ricky Romero

Andre Ethier: .176 AVG (3-for-17) since ’06 vs. Braves starter Tim Hudson

Leaderboard time!

Special shoutout to Torah613, whose 17-gamer finished second to Gottaweartheshades in the original Streak contest. May your next eight days be both breadless and hit-filled.

Top MLB streakers

Andre Ethier14 games

Alex Gordon11 games

Rickie Weeks: 10 games

Six players: 9 games

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  1. vinny1979

    I am dejected I lost my streak with Theriot yesterday. I thought he was going to continue his streak since he hit Billingsley so well but Billingsley showed what he can do with that performance. Theriot went hitless but it’s ok as I will be back up there. Also the 18 gamer will end sooner rather than later like all the rest. I have Ellsbury and hoping to get back on track.

  2. Nymets1979

    I’m going with Matt Kemp today. I wanted to go work Dustin Pedroia, but for some reason I just can’t. GL everyone!

  3. yanksgiantsdevils33

    Good morning I’m taking Kemp also, have to wait all day for a 10:10 start so I hope it’s worth it.

  4. 00liber

    LaV’s List
    Monday’s Top Picks of the current Top2500,
    140 Batters picked overall

    Batter, Times Picked, Percentage
    Dustin Pedroia 226 9.04
    Miguel Cabrera 221 8.84(Leader)
    Joey Votto 195 7.8
    Asdrubal Cabrra 181 7.24
    Matt Kemp 114 4.56
    No Selection 94 3.76
    Ichiro Suzuki 94 3.76
    Prince Fielder 93 3.72
    Ryan Braun 84 3.36
    Denard Span 82 3.28
    Yunel Escobar 72 2.88
    Michael Young 72 2.88
    Starlin Castro 66 2.64 (my pick)
    Billy Butler 65 2.6

    Highest “No Selection” 😛 pg# 1 with streak of 16 back to zero.

    Bloggers Group Top2500
    UserName, Streak, Page#, Rank, Pick
    ‘www.jew, 9, pg 55, 825, Prince Fielder, (PICKED 93X)
    dave55, 8, pg 56, 1373 , Denard Span, (PICKED 82X)
    smoron015, 7, pg 99, 2301, Denard Span, (PICKED 82X)
    _em_, 7, pg 100, 2301, Denard Span, (PICKED 82X)

    Bloggers Reset Yesterday
    vinny1979 RESET BY R.Theriot
    yanks22442 RESET BY D.Pedroia

    GL to all

  5. baseballgirlie13

    Glad my switch from Miggy to Pedroia didn’t kill me. I’m up to 4 which is my season high. I got to 3, 3 times and I guess the third time is the charm. GL everyone who is waiting for the later game.

  6. backrubs

    well, my streak was reset to ZERO yesterday thanks to Pedroia. so my 5 game is now a zero again,. Michael young tonite

  7. LaVolpe

    Well, my pick is a west coast game and since I’ll probably be up watching it on gameday, might as well follow DET and break out my bad luck hex charms. No offense to any bloggers that happened to pick Miggy also, you may become hexed collateral damage 😉

  8. 00liber

    Starlin just singled to move me on.
    Fielder also just doubled so ‘www.Jew moves on too.
    Span pickers not looking so good. 0-4 in the 9th and he’s due up 6th

    • 00liber

      And Span gets another bat but proceeds to strike out. Here’s hoping for you guys for a Baltimore rally to tie it up.

  9. LaVolpe

    BAL brought in Kevin Gregg who can’t find the plate. Span will bat again. What he does with the opportunity is up to him now.

    • champion_88

      That is because the game was not over when you posted that comment, so it was not updated yet.

      He should be at 19 by now.

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