Beat the Streak Report: Monday, April 25
Sunday was quite the happy holiday in Streakland, as 13 of your top 15 picks — including each of the top six — managed to hunt down a hit.
Andre Ethier, Robinson Cano and Ryan Braun led the way, joining forces to advance a combined 23.5 percent of your streaks one day closer to 5.6 million buckaroos. Feel free to send your deepest gratitude their way, along with a discounted day-after package of marshmallow Peeps.
The breakfast buffet below looks a lot more like powdered eggs than the make-your-own omelet station we usually provide, but it’s always the short slates that separate the giraffes from the okapis. So go try to find an omelet, giraffes.
OK, that failed miserably. Let’s just roll to …
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Oh, hello there …
• Joey Votto: .571 AVG (4-for-7) since ’06 vs. Brewers starter Chris Narveson
• Kurt Suzuki: .435 AVG (10-for-29) since ’06 vs. Angels starter Jered Weaver
• Matt Diaz: .500 AVG (11-for-22) since ’06 vs. Nationals starter John Lannan
• Omar Infante: .381 AVG (8-for-21) since ’06 vs. Dodgers starter Jon Garland
• Alberto Callaspo: .364 AVG (4-for-11) since ’06 vs. A’s starter Gio Gonzalez
Feeling kinda spicy?
• Jorge Cantu: .500 AVG (7-for-14) since ’06 vs. Braves starter Derek Lowe
• Ryan Ludwick: .615 AVG (8-for-13) since ’06 vs. Braves starter Derek Lowe
At this point, we can probably consider all Padres hitters Tabasco-level spicy in any matchup.
You’ll thank me later …
• Hanley Ramirez: .188 AVG (3-for-16) since ’06 vs. Dodgers starter Jon Garland
• Rickie Weeks: .172 AVG (5-for-29) since ’06 vs. Reds starter Bronson Arroyo
• Coco Crisp: .059 AVG (1-for-17) since ’06 vs. Angels starter Jered Weaver
Three Streakers — Gottaweartheshades, Kiss and cleopatravijal — sit tied atop the chart with a season-high 22 games. Andre Ethier remains one game behind at 21. He hasn’t technically been submitting his picks online, but we assume that he’d be selecting himself every day anyway.
Top MLB streakers
Andre Ethier: 21 games
Alex Gordon: 18 games
Jeff Francoeur: 14 games
Michael Young: 14 games
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