The dawn of a new week brings with it the dawn of a new era in Streakland.
In case you missed the town crier bellowing the news through the streets, Ichiro Suzuki‘s 2-for-5 last night pushed jsmnapoli to 31 games and solo status the season’s big Streaker on campus.
Buddycrise and jngmz733 had quite the impressive run at 30, but that figure was never likely to hold up for the duration of a six-month campaign. Guys, you have until noon to vacate the Streakland executive residence. One minute longer and we’ll start auctioning off your stuff. Oh, except for the 30 Games commemorative coffee mugs — we could use a few extras here at BTS Headquarters.
Anyway, last year brought five streaks of at least 38 games and a pair at 43. Jsmnapoli, your move.
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Oh, hello there …
Matt Wieters: .500 (4-for-8) since ’06 vs. Athletics starter Gio Gonzalez
Troy Tulowitzki: .583 (7-for-12) since ’06 vs. Padres starter Clayton Richard
Todd Helton: .429 (6-for-14) since ’06 vs. Padres starter Clayton Richard
Alberto Callaspo: .444 (4-for-9) since ’06 vs. Rays starter David Price
Ian Desmond: .833 (5-for-6) since ’06 vs. Giants starter Tim Lincecum
Feeling kinda spicy?
Jonathan Herrera: .571 (4-for-7) since ’06 vs. Padres starter Clayton Richard
Austin Jackson: .500 (5-for-10) since ’06 vs. Rangers starter Colby Lewis
You’ll thank me later …
Shin-Soo Choo: .150 (3-for-20) since ’06 vs. Twins starter Scott Baker
Brennan Boesch: .000 (0-for-10) since ’06 vs. Rangers starter Colby Lewis
Elvis Andrus: .111 (1-for-9) since ’06 vs. Tigers starter Max Scherzer
Our new (fearless?) leader is 54 percent of the way to a life-changing $5.6 million windfall, but a few others are already breathing down their neck. Leahydpt sits three games back at 28 and four others have already crossed the quarter-century threshold. You wanted the big chair, Napoli? Good luck holding it.
Top MLB streakers
Ryan Theriot: 19 games
Hunter Pence: 17 games
Chase Headley: 15 games
Jose Reyes: 10 games
Home Run Beat the Streak pick:
Prince Frielder: (13 HR this season) vs. Marlins starter Javier Vazquez
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