Beat the Streak Report: Wednesday, May 25
Yesterday was a great success in Streakland, as popularity kings Jose Reyes, Vladimir Guerrero and Buster Posey combined to push more than a quarter of all selectors one day closer to the land of milk and Honey Nut Cheerios.
If Mr. Ellerbrock avoided a hissy fit and an ejection of his own upon realizing that Braun’s tasty matchup against Livan “On a Prayer” Hernandez ended prematurely, he’s a cooler man than we are.
So close to the halfway point, and yet so far. We recommend getting right back on that horse with a little help from …
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Oh, hello there …
Ryan Sweeney: .529 (9-for-17) since ’06 vs. Angels starter Ervin Santana
Ryan Braun: .444 (8-for-18) since ’06 vs. Nationals starter Jason Marquis
Justin Morneau: .421 (8-for-19) since ’06 vs. Mariners starter Eric Bedard
Corey Hart: .417 (7-for-17) since ’06 vs. Nationals starter Jason Marquis
Michael Young: .444 (4-for-9) since ’06 vs. White Sox starter Gavin Floyd
Feeling kinda spicy?
Cliff Pennington: .467 (7-for-15) since ’06 vs. Angels starter Ervin Santana
Jack Hannahan: .500 (6-for-12) since ’06 vs. Red Sox starter Jon Lester
You’ll thank me later …
Hunter Pence: .188 (6-for-32) since ’06 vs. Dodgers starter Ted Lilly
Shin-Soo Choo: .000 (0-for-9) since ’06 vs. Red Sox starter Jon Lester
Troy Tulowitzki: .176 (3-for-17) since ’06 vs. Diamondbacks starter Ian Kennedy
Justin Upton: .167 (2-for-12) since ’06 vs. Rockies starter Jason Hammel
Victor Martinez: .182 (2-for-11) since ’06 vs. Rays starter Andy Sonnanstine
Only one Streaker, current leader sgtdave3127 is within a week of challenging our season leader. Yikes. Maybe it’s time for a little less Angry Birds and a little more BTS mobile app on your iPhones and iPod touches.
Top MLB streakers
Buster Posey: 12 games
Josh Hamilton: 10 games
James Loney: 10 games
Home Run Beat the Streak pick:
Curtis Granderson: (16 HR this season) vs. Blue Jays starter Jo-Jo Reyes
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