Beat the Streak Report: Thursday, May 19
Nobody likes rooting for a tie game in the late innings, but extra frames — and the extra at-bats that come with them — have saved many a Streaker over the last decade.
The Yankees and Orioles played 15 last night, and everyone who’s anyone* converted on at least one of their six-plus trips to the dish. Cano, Granderson, Adam Jones, Vlad … the list goes on. Of course, most of you were too intimidated by Bartolo Colon (partying like it’s 2005) and Zach Britton (partying like it’s 2015) to cash in on one of the 27 base knocks in this one.
It’s too bad, especially on a low-scoring night when only one your top-8 most trustworthy players — Joey Votto (partying in the USA) — actually delivered the Dominos. We really feel for you guys. And by “really feel for” we mean “are quietly snickering at.” Wait, who said that? Rude!
*Note: Nick Swisher, J.J. Hardy and Mark Reynolds rolled up for a night of fist-pumping at Club Anyone but were na-na’d by the bouncer due to weak hit/at-bat ratios and Swisher’s history of poor hair decisions.
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Michael Young: .714 (5-for-7) since ’06 vs. Royals starter Luke Hochevar
Ben Zobrist: .467 (7-for-15) since ’06 vs. Blue Jays starter Ricky Romero
Buster Posey: .421 (8-for-19) since ’06 vs. Dodgers starter Chad Billinglsey
Paul Konerko: .462 (6-for-13) since ’06 vs. Indians starter Fausto Carmona
Hunter Pence: .462 (6-for-13) since ’06 vs. Cardinals starter Kyle McClellan
Stephen Drew: .500 (5-for-10) since ’06 vs. Braves starter Jair Jurrjens
Erick Aybar: .455 (5-for-11) since ’06 vs. Mariners starter Doug Fister
Feeling kinda spicy?
Corey Hart: .391 (9-for-23) since ’06 vs. Padres starter Aaron Harang
You’ll thank me later …
Vladimir Guerrero: .083 (1-for-12) since ’06 vs. Yankees starter CC Sabathia
Travis Hafner: .091 (1-for-11) since ’06 vs. White Sox starter Gavin Floyd
Mark Teixeira: .056 (1-for-18) since ’06 vs. Orioles starter Jeremy Guthrie
Jose Bautista: .111 (1-for-9) since ’06 vs. Rays starter Wade Davis
Buddycrise enjoyed a 1-for-4 day by Marty Prado, creeping to within one game of our season leader. Jngmz733‘s reign atop the standings has been long and memorable — especially the “0-for-0 No Selection” yesterday — but we could witness the passing of a very small torch this evening.
Top MLB streakers
Ramon Hernandez: 11 games
Jason Bartlett: 10 games
Austin Jackson: 10 games
Martin Prado: 10 games
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