Beat the Streak Report: Tuesday, May 24
The future is an amazing time because you can do anything from anywhere.
And ohbytheway: the future is now.
You can order Starbucks from your iPhone while sitting in a Wi-Fi-equipped blimp, or buy a Wi-Fi-equipped blimp from your iPad while sitting in a Starbucks. Can you buy an iPod touch while sitting in a blimp that’s sitting in a Starbucks? The possibility cannot be ruled out.
Soon, Time will just be a tablet magazine and robot players will blast baseballs into space and you’ll be able to submit Beat the Streak picks through nano-transmitters in your mind. It’s called “technology.”
But until those are invented — and we are hard at work — the next best thing is submitting BTS picks from your mobile device.
Introducing: Beat the Streak for iPhone and iPod touch.
The same Streak game you know and love is now fully playable on the go. Download the free app to make your daily selection by checking our Top Picks or browsing through the day’s games. Analyze matchups, check your results and view your history, all from your mobile device.
Get the app now. We’ll let you know when the nano-transmitter thing is ready.
(Make a BTS pick)
Oh, hello there …
B.J. Upton: .500 (6-for-12) since ’06 vs. Tigers starter Justin Verlander
Brett Gardner: .455 (5-for-11) since ’06 vs. Blue Jays starter Ricky Romero
Delmon Young: .444 (4-for-9) since ’06 vs. Mariners starter Doug Fister
Ichiro Suzuki: .375 (6-for-16) since ’06 vs. Twins starter Nick Blackburn
Hanley Ramirez: .353 (6-for-17) since ’06 vs. Blue Jays starter Carlos Villanueva
Feeling kinda spicy?
Jack Cust: .556 (10-for-18) since ’06 vs. Twins starter Nick Blackburn
Chone Figgins: .500 (11-for-22) since ’06 vs. Twins starter Nick Blackburn
You’ll thank me later …
Rickie Weeks: .188 (3-for-26) since ’06 vs. Nationals starter Livan Hernandez
Jose Bautista: .000 (0-for-11) since ’06 vs. Yankees starter CC Sabathia
Justin Upton: .000 (0-for-10) since ’06 vs. Rockies starter Jhoulys Chacin
Prince Fielder: .118 (2-for-17) since ’06 vs. Nationals starter Livan Hernandez
Robinson Cano: .172 (3-for-17) since ’06 vs. Blue Jays starter Ricky Romero
Wyocathy, why oh did you pick Jacoby Ellsbury yesterday? He didn’t get any hits! Your streak is kaput at 28 games and buddycrise remains our season leader at 30. Next challenger: brentellerbrock at 27 games. Hey Brent, have you checked our the new mobile app yet? The kids are tweetin’ all over their Facebooks about it!
Top MLB streakers
Ryan Braun: 13 games
Buster Posey: 11 games
Josh Hamilton: 9 games
James Loney: 9 games
Home Run Beat the Streak pick:
Miguel Cabrera (8 HR this season) vs. Rays starter Wade Davis
(Make a BTS pick)