Beat the Streak Report: Tuesday, June 7
Maybe you’ve put together a few nice streaks this season. Maybe you’ve even made a cameo on Page 1 of the BTS standings, or had your name mentioned on this here blog. By all accounts, you’re in the prime of a respectable Streaking career.
But then one day you’re sitting on your couch waiting for your chicken with broccoli to arrive and watching “Intentional Talk” when the question hits you: Am I a better Streaker than those MLB Network personalities?
It starts as a casual Thursday night curiosity, then slowly grows into something more — a personal mission, a yearning that beats inside you day after day. You simply need to know how your Streaking abilities stack up against Hazel Mae, Kevin Millar and Chris Rose.
Well, now you can.
Check the new BTS Featured Contestants page daily to play against the hosts of MLB Network’s “Intentional Talk” and “Quick Pitch,” as well as yours truly — writer of the fourth-most popular pro blog in the entire MLBlogs network — and a whole bunch of BTS season champions. You can see their current streak, season high and daily selection right alongside your own.
Keep making those picks, and you just might find your own mugshot rubbing elbows with BTS legends like Michael Karatzia and Geoffrey Croke someday.
(Make a BTS pick)
Oh, hello there …
Asdrubal Cabrera: .588 (10-for-17) since ’06 vs. Twins starter Francisco Liriano
Brandon Phillips: .429 (9-for-21) since ’06 vs. Cubs starter Doug Davis
David Ortiz: .438 (7-for-16) since ’06 vs. Yankees starter Freddy Garcia
Justin Upton: .351 (13-for-37) since ’06 vs. Pirates starter Kevin Correia
Miguel Cabrera: .400 (4-for-10) since ’06 vs. Rangers starter Matt Harrison
Feeling kinda spicy?
Gerardo Parra: .409 (9-for-22) since ’06 vs. Pirates starter Kevin Correia
You’ll thank me later …
Jayson Werth: .000 (0-for-14) since ’06 vs. Giants starter Jonathan Sanchez
Ben Zobrist: .059 (1-for-17) since ’06 vs. Angels starter Dan Haren
Grady Sizemore: .136 (3-for-22) since ’06 vs. Twins starter Francisco Liriano
Colby Rasmus: .091 (1-for-11) since ’06 vs. Astros starter Brett Myers
Andre Ethier: .176 (3-for-17) since ’06 vs. Phillies starter Roy Oswalt
Yesterday, it looked like jsmnapoli might be headed for a spot alongside our past season champs on the Featured Contestants page. Twenty-four hours and one Michael Young 0-fer later, it’s a whole different story. Napoli is still our season leader at 31 games, but leahydpt sits just two games back in the current catbird seat at 29.
Top MLB streakers
Ryan Theriot: 19 games
Hunter Pence: 17 games
Chase Headley: 16 games
Jose Reyes: 10 games
Nelson Cruz: 10 games
Home Run Beat the Streak pick:
David Ortiz: (13 HR this season) vs. Yankees starter Freddy Garcia