Beat the Streak Report: Wednesday, May 18
Yesterday was a wet and wild one in Streakland. With monsoon season in full effect and four of 15 contests canceled, galoshes and an umbrella were practically requirements for making a pick.
Today should bring more of the same, as Al Roker peered into his crystal ball this morning and foresaw continued downpours across the Eastern seaboard. Hatches are being battened down and essential provisions hoarded. In times like these, though, there’s only one place to turn for inspiration: “The Perfect Storm.” Take us away, Marky Mark:
“I loved you the moment I saw you. I love you now, and I’ll love you forever. No goodbye. There’s only love.”
Come on, Mark — not that one. Clooney, save us here?
“The fog’s just lifting. Throw off your bow line; throw off your stern. You head out to South channel, past Rocky Neck and Ten Pound Island. The guys are busy — you’re in charge. You know what? You’re a swordboat captain! Is there any thing better in the world?”
We didn’t see the end of that movie, but we assume everyone made it back safe and sound with plenty of fish and then the Red Sox won the World Series, right?
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Andre Ethier: .500 (22-for-44) since ’06 vs. Giants starer Matt Cain
David DeJesus: .400 (10-for-25) since ’06 vs. Twins starter Carl Pavano
Shane Victorino: .444 (4-for-9) since ’06 vs. Rockies starter Jorge De La Rosa
Placido Polanco: .400 (4-for-10) since ’06 vs. Rockies starter Jorge De La Rosa
Feeling kinda spicy?
Luke Scott: .545 (6-for-11) since ’06 vs. Yankees starter Bartolo Colon
Austin Kearns: .429 (6-for-14) since ’06 vs. White Sox starter Jake Peavy
You’ll thank me later …
Michael Bourn: .148 (4-for-27) since ’06 vs. Cardinals starter Kyle Lohse
Howard Kendrick: .158 (3-for-19) since ’06 vs. Mariners starter Jason Vargas
Jose Reyes: .133 (2-for-15) since ’06 vs. Nationals starter Tom Gorzelanny
Miguel Cabrera: .100 (1-for-10) since ’06 vs. Red Sox starter Clay Buchholz
Current leader buddycrise reached 28 games with Martin Prado yesterday and now sits just two games back of the season lead. Oh, and another 28 games back from a little thing we like to call 5.6 million buckaroos.
Top MLB streakers
Ramon Hernandez: 11 games
Jhonny Peralta: 11 games
Jason Bartlett: 9 games
Austin Jackson: 9 games
Martin Prado: 9 games
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