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 …
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• 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
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 Ethier: 14 games
Alex Gordon: 11 games
Rickie Weeks: 10 games
Six players: 9 games
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