Beat the Streak Report: Monday, May 16
Sunday was great if you’re the type of Streaker who prefers to play it safe, wrapping your streak in the protective bubble wrap of a 0-for-0 pass whenever you can’t find a matchup that’s 100 percent to your liking.
Sure, most of those were probably honest I-wish-they-didn’t-get-rained-out-because-I-love-the-baseball-so-much passes. But we bet that there were a few please-let-the-heavens-open-because-I-don’t-want-to-pick-against-Roy-Halladay jobs in there also.
You know who you are.
There’s plenty of karma in this here BTS game, folks, and it will bring painful reckoning down at the most inconvenient of moments. The 0-for-1 pinch-hit streak-killer special, anyone? Three walks and a K (a.k.a. the big donkey)? Chilling, chilling stuff. Best to bring your lunch pail every single day.
P.S.: Since a few of you asked last Friday, I should probably introduce myself. I’m not Dave Feldman. I’m Ian Kay. Dave is now MLB.com’s designated David Ortiz interviewer (Hey look, Pez!), so I handle the Report writing/Feldman impersonations around here. Nice to meet ya’ll, and good luck in your continued Streaking endeavors.
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Brian Roberts: .450 (9-for-20) since ’06 vs. Blue Jays starter Daisuke Matsuzaka
Yunel Escobar: .444 (8-for-18) since ’06 vs. Tigers starter Max Scherzer
Carl Crawford: .500 (6-for-12) since ’06 vs. Orioles starter Chris Tillman
Neil Walker: .500 (5-for-10) since ’06 vs. Nationals starter John Lannan
Asdrubal Cabrera: .375 (9-for-24) since ’06 vs. Royals starter Kyle Davies
Joey Votto: .364 (8-for-22) since ’06 vs. Cubs starter Carlos Zambrano
Feeling kinda spicy?
Yuniesky Betancourt: .450 (9-for-20) since ’06 vs. Dodgers starter Jon Garland
Omar Infante: .471 (8-for-17) since ’06 vs. Mets starter Mike Pelfrey
Wilson Betemit: .462 (6-for-13) since ’06 vs. Indians starter Josh Tomlin
You’ll thank me later …
Scott Rolen: .067 (1-for-15) since ’06 vs. Cubs starter Carlos Zambrano
Troy Tulowitzki: .181 (6-for-35) since ’06 vs. Giants starter Tim Lincecum
Curtis Granderson: .125 (2-for-16) since ’06 vs. Rays starter David Price
Jose Reyes: .160 (4-for-25) since ’06 vs. Marlins starter Josh Johnson
Carlos Beltran: .192 (5-for-26) since ’06 vs. Marlins starter Josh Johnson
With our previous leaders dropping over the weekend, buddycrise is king of the castle at a cool 26 games. He took a pass with Miguel Cabrera yesterday. Uh oh. Dun dun DUN. Gooooooooong. Tune in tomorrow for more dramatic sound effects.
Top MLB streakers
Marlon Byrd: 15 games
Erick Aybar: 13 games
Victor Martinez: 13 games
Logan Morrison: 13 games
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