Beat the Streak Report: Thursday, May 12
At 3-0 in the BTS vs. Colbert challenge, we believe our point has been made. It’s possible that we haven’t seen the last of the once — and future? — presidential candidate around these parts, so check back in a few weeks for an update on that front.
We now return to your regularly scheduled Streak Report:
Last night left patrons at the Streakland Diner wanting just a little more.
Mark Teixeira (1-for-4) and Ichiro Suzuki (2-for-5) brought home the bacon for 26 percent of all pickers, and fellow top-5 selections Andre Ethier (1-for-4) and Joey Votto (2-for-4) buttered toast for an additional 8.8 percent, so the meal was off to a good start.
Not that we couldn’t survive on bacon and buttered toast, but that pair should know breakfast — no matter when you eat it — is always the most important meal of the day.
Without that satisfying sustenance of scrambled goodness piled high atop an even higher stack of fluffy flapjacks, it might be tough to make …
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Oh, hello there …
Todd Helton: .462 (6-for-13) since ’06 vs. Mets starter Jon Niese
Troy Tulowitzki: .500 (5-for-10) since ’06 vs. Mets starter Jon Niese
Stephen Drew: .345 (10-for-29) since ’06 vs. Giants starter Matt Cain
Alex Rodriguez: .444 (4-for-9) since ’06 vs. Royals starter Sean O’Sullivan
Vladimir Guerrero: .400 (4-for-10) since ’06 vs. Mariners starter Jason Vargas
Feeling kinda spicy?
B.J. Upton: .455 (5-for-11) since ’06 vs. Indians starter Justin Masterson
You’ll thank me later …
Grady Sizemore: .067 (1-for-15) since ’06 vs. Blue Jays starter Jesse Litsch
Nick Markakis: .100 (1-for-10) since ’06 vs. Mariners starter Jason Vargas
Mark Teixeira: .125 (1-for-8) since ’06 vs. Royals starter Sean O’Sullivan
Thesantos2006 sits alone atop the leaderboard at 27 games after ringing the bell with Ichiro last night. Hey buddy, you’re almost there! That is, if there is a random 28 game streak.
Top MLB streakers
Hunter Pence: 15 games
Shane Victorino: 14 games
Marlon Byrd: 12 games
Carl Crawford: 11 games
Victor Martinez: 11 games
Brian McCann: 11 games
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