Beat the Streak Report: Tuesday, April 26
Only two Streakers remain above the Ethier line, as Kiss and cleopatravijal each extended their season-high streaks to 23 games last night. Kiss did it with a little help from Andre himself — not a bad strategy these days — while Michael Young‘s 2-for-4 effort earned Miss cleo at least a few more seconds atop the bucking bronco known as BTS.
Elsewhere, A-Rod‘s seventh-inning single finally broke up Phil Humber‘s no-no bid and allowed 11.1 percent of all Streakers to stop frantically refreshing Gameday every three seconds. Please send any thank you notes, cheese baskets or other tokens of gratitude our way, and we’ll be sure to pass them along to Mr. Rodriguez. Well, no guarantees on the cheese. Especially if there’s smoked gouda involved.
Robinson Cano, who slotted behind A-Rod both in the Yankees lineup and yesterday’s BTS popularity contest, sent 8.9 percent of all Streakers over the 0-for-3 waterfall. The drop may be scary, but the landing in zero-game lagoon is softer than you think.
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• Shin-Soo Choo: .600 AVG (12-for-20) since ’06 vs. Royals starter Luke Hochevar
• Miguel Cabrera: .500 AVG (7-for-14) since ’06 vs. Mariners starter Felix Hernandez
• Dan Uggla: .474 AVG (9-for-19) since ’06 vs. Padres starter Aaron Harang
• Brian McCann: .400 AVG (6-for-15) since ’06 vs. Padres starter Aaron Harang
• Brian Roberts: .389 AVG (7-for-19) since ’06 vs. Red Sox starter Clay Buchholz
Feeling kinda spicy?
• Casey Blake: .571 AVG (4-for-7) since ’06 vs. Marlins starter Chris Volstad
You’ll thank me later …
• Nick Markakis: .100 AVG (2-for-20) since ’06 vs. Red Sox starter Clay Buchholz
• Robinson Cano: .077 AVG (1-for-13) since ’06 vs. White Sox starter Gavin Floyd
• Magglio Ordonez: .167 AVG (3-for-18) since ’06 vs. Mariners starter Felix Hernandez
• Billy Butler: .176 AVG (3-for-17) since ’06 vs. Indians starter Justin Masterson
Is Kiss a lipstick designer? A huge Gene Simmons fan? Possibly the real Gene Simmons? Make it another two weeks or so and we can all find out. Personally, we’re rooting for anything but lipstick designer.
Top MLB streakers
Andre Ethier: 22 games
Alex Gordon: 18 games
Michael Young: 15 games
Jeff Francoeur: 14 games
Johnny Damon: 13 games
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