Beat the Streak Report: Thursday, April 28
We see that extra swagger in your step this morning, Streakers.
It’s cool, you deserve it. Don’t be so modest — no, really, it is a big deal! After a night when Streakland went undefeated on its top 13 collective selections, plenty of strutting is order.
Robinson Cano and Miguel Cabrera led the way, advancing a combined 16.3 percent of all Streakers with matching 1-for-4 efforts. Troy Tulowitzki took a Pass Naturel due to inclement weather conditions in Chicago, but the remainder of your favorite baker’s dozen cruised through base hit harbor and into the port of safe streaking.
Bask in the glory of Placido Polanco‘s 4-for-5 for another couple hours, mateys, because this ship sets sail for open waters once again today at 12:30 ET.
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Oh, hello there …
• Alex Gordon: .522 AVG (12-for-23) since ’06 vs. Indians starter Fausto Carmona
• Denard Span: .467 AVG (7-for-15) since ’06 vs. Rays starter Jeff Niemann
• Alex Rodriguez: .409 AVG (9-for-22) since ’06 vs. White Sox starter Edwin Jackson
• Dustin Pedroia: .444 AVG (4-for-9) since ’06 vs. Orioles starter Brad Bergesen
• Alexei Ramirez: .400 AVG (6-for-15) since ’06 vs. Yankees starter CC Sabathia
Feeling kinda spicy?
• Matt Wieters: .381 AVG (8-for-21) since ’06 vs. Red Sox starter Jon Lester
• Kelly Shoppach: .533 AVG (8-for-15) since ’06 vs. Twins starter Nick Blackburn
You’ll thank me later …
• Carlos Quentin: .133 AVG (2-for-15) since ’06 vs. Yankees starter CC Sabathia
• Kelly Johnson: .174 AVG (1-for-11) since ’06 vs. Cubs starter Ryan Dempster
• David Wright: .174 AVG (4-for-23) since ’06 vs. Nationals starter Livan Hernandez
• Nelson Cruz: .100 AVG (1-for-10) since ’06 vs. Blue Jays starter Brandon Morrow
Cleopatrajival remains the queen of the castle at 25 games after converting yesterday with Matt Kemp. Congrats on reaching the quarter-century mark, cleo! Feel free to do one of those crazy Egyptian dances with all the hand movements and stuff. You know what we’re talking about. No, we’re not going to demonstrate it.
Top MLB streakers
Andre Ethier: 25 games
Jeff Francoeur: 16 games
Johnny Damon: 14 games
Peter Bourjos: 10 games
Logan Morrison: 10 games
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