The Ethier Express rolled into 28-game station last night, meaning that our hero is now halfway to matching Joe DiMaggio’s record 56-game streak. Twenty players have reached the midpoint since 1992, but none have come closer to the Yankee Clipper than Jimmy Rollins‘ 36-gamer in 2005.
Will Andre be the one? Possibly. Should you make him your BTS special someone every day until he lets you down? Judge Mills Lane will allow it.
Over 10 percent of you drank that Kool-Aid last night, as Ethier trailed only Matt Holliday (13.9 percent, 1-for-4) in our daily popularity contest. Bronze medalist Marlon Byrd also converted, sending another 6.7 percent of all Streakers home happy.
Bask in that glow for a few more hours, kids. We’re doin’ the dang thang again tonight at 6:35.
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• Miguel Cabrera: .571 AVG (8-for-14) since ’06 vs. Yankees starter CC Sabathia
• Alexei Ramirez: .500 AVG (10-for-20) since ’06 vs. Twins starter Francisco Liriano
• Coco Crisp: .545 AVG (6-for-11) since ’06 vs. Indians starter Fausto Carmona
• Derek Jeter: .556 AVG (5-for-9) since ’06 vs. Tigers starter Brad Penny
• Alex Rodriguez: .571 AVG (4-for-7) since ’06 vs. Tigers starter Brad Penny
• Andre Ethier: .368 AVG (7-for-19) since ’06 vs. Cubs starter Ryan Dempster
Feeling kinda spicy?
• Hideki Matsui: .636 AVG (7-for-11) since ’06 vs. Indians starter Fausto Carmona
• Mark Reynolds: .450 AVG (9-for-20) since ’06 vs. Royals starter Jeff Francis
You’ll thank me later …
• Kevin Youkilis: .188 AVG (3-for-16) since ’06 vs. Angels starter Dan Haren
• Jose Bautista: .111 AVG (1-for-9) since ’06 vs. Rays starter Wade Davis
• Michael Young: .190 AVG (4-for-21) since ’06 vs. Mariners starter Erik Bedard
• Dustin Pedroia: .000 AVG (0-for-12) since ’06vs. Angels starter Dan Haren
• Rickie Weeks: .000 AVG (0-for-10) since ’06 vs. Braves starter Tommy Hanson
MLB streak leader at 28 games, BTS leader at 27 games? More like leader-bored time! Amiright? Amiright? We’ll be here all week.
Top MLB streakers
Andre Ethier: 28 games
Placido Polanco: 11 games
Jacoby Ellsbury: 11 games
Brett Wallace: 10 games
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