Beat the Streak Report: Wednesday, June 8

They’re not saying “BOOOOOO” this morning in Streakland, they’re saying “AsdrUUUUUUUUUbal.”

A robust 19.1 percent of all Streakers opted for the Indians’ breakout shortstop last night against the Twins, and he obliged with a first-inning single off of Francisco Liriano. Did the Report call Cabrera’s shot yesterday morning? We link, you decide (Hint: there’s a huge picture of Asdrubal at the top of that post!).

Current leader leahydpt wasn’t feeling the Cabrera karma, instead siding with the 3.7 percent of you who called on Joey Bats to deliver a message against the Royals. Mr. Bats failed to go yard for the 10th straight game — he’s done! — but his 1-for-2 performance still made leah the fourth Streaker to reach 30 games this season.

A share of the campaign lead is in play today, and the $5.6 million grand price is just starting to come into view over the horizon. We recommend staying away from Asdrubal (0-for-16 vs. Carl Pavano) this time around, but then again, our current Streak sits at a measly two games.

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Wednesday’s picks:

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Oh, hello there … 

Howard Kendrick.611 (11-for-18)  since ’06 vs. Rays starter James Shields

Laynce Nix.500 (8-for-16) since ’06 vs. Giants starter Matt Cain

Chipper Jones: .452 (14-for-31) since ’06 vs. Marlins starter Ricky Nolasco

Brian McCann: .368 (14-for-38) since ’06 vs. Marlins starter Ricky Nolasco

Jose Reyes.417 (10-for-24) since ’06 vs. Brewers starter Randy Wolf

Carl Crawford.350 (14-for-40) since ’06 vs. Yankees starter A.J. Burnett

Ichiro Suzuki.379 (11-for-29) since ’06 vs. White Sox starter Gavin Floyd


Feeling kinda spicy?

Orlando Cabrera: .714 (5-for-7) since ’06 vs. Twins starter Carl Pavano

Michael Cuddyer.421 (8-for-19) since ’06 vs. Indians starter Justin Masterson


You’ll thank me later …

Aramis Ramirez: .152 (7-for-46) since ’06 vs. Reds starter Bronson Arroyo

Asdrubal Cabrera: .000 (0-for-16) since ’06 vs. Twins starter Carl Pavano

Johnny Damon: .167 (5-for-30) since ’06 vs. Angels starter Jered Weaver

Brandon Phillips: .125 (3-for-24) since ’06 vs. Cubs starter Ryan Dempster

Joey Votto: .167 (3-for-18) since ’06 vs. Cubs starter Ryan Dempster


Leaderboard time!

DanOClock sits three games off leahydpt’s pace at 27 games. Remember, happy hour always starts at DanOClock, so feel free to crack a half-price beverage of your choosing should Dan the Man reach the pinnacle of the current leaderboard.


Top MLB streakers 

Ryan Theriot: 20 games

Hunter Pence18 games

Jose Reyes: 11 games

Ben Revere: 10 games


Home Run Beat the Streak pick:

Robinson Cano: (12 HR this season) vs. Red Sox starter Tim Wakefield

10 Comments

Pujols brought me to 17 with a home run in the 8th! :) Today is a big day, almost a year ago I was at 17 and took Nick Swisher against supposedly Jeremy Guthrie. Around 12:15PM on June 10, 2010 I was reading the game preview of that Yankees vs. Orioles game on my phone. To my fear it announced that a then unfamiliar pitcher named Jake Arrietia was going to make his Major League Debut. It was a 12:30 lock day and I was far away from a computer. Swisher went on to be 0 for 3 with a Sac Fly (essentially 0 for 4) including hitting into a game ending ground out. Swisher has gone on to be 0 fer in all 4 games that he has been in that are started by Jake Arrieta at this point.

Unfortunately for you, it looks like your nightmare has just reoccured. Only difference is it wasn’t Swisher, and it wasn’t Arrieta. :-(

Gotta get those lucky rabbits feet out. Only need 1 more extra batter to come to the plate for Cano to have another shot, barring a double play of course….

You jinxed it LaVolpe.

Only if it was that easy; we’d never have another 40-gamer winner ;)

LOL! Yeah, I guess you’re right.

It looks like Cano vs. Wakefield (and Aceves) will be sharing memories with Swisher vs. Arrietia + Oriole Pen. :(

Well, you’ve been near 20 games twice now. Plenty of time to get another one going

Post will be up later when I get to work.

LaV’s List
Wednesday’s Top Picks of the current Top2500,
152 Batters picked overall
Batter, Times Picked, Percentage
Jose Reyes 258 10.32 (3RD)
Ichiro Suzuki 182 7.28
Paul Konerko 161 6.44
Joey Votto 142 5.68
Ryan Braun 141 5.64
Robinson Cano 134 5.36
Jose Bautista 126 5.04
Adrian Gonzalez 101 4.04
Jay Bruce 77 3.08 (2ND)
No Selection 61 2.44
Albert Pujols 59 2.36
Brian McCann 58 2.32
Lance Berkman 23 0.92 (1RST)

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Highest “No Selection” :P pg# 10 with streak of 16 back to zero.
Yesterday’s Top2500 Reset rate was 19.63% with RYAN BRAUN reseting the most.
There was also 4.9% PPD due to players not playing. These streakers do not reset, but did not increase either.
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Got Pinched OR 1 AB Wonders
TOP2500 saved or reset by PHA (going to include any pinch hitters and/or double switch, 1 AB or More)
J Rollins PHI, RESET 13, Highest was 17 gamer
D Valencia MIN, RESET 1, Was 11 gamer
J Werth WASH, RESET 1, Was 10 gamer
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Bloggers Group Top2500
UserName, Streak, Page#, Rank, Pick, (Times picked in top2500)
Yanksgiantsdevils33, 17, pg 7, 146, ROBBIE CANO (PICKED 134X)
ajemelka, 10, pg 69, 1597, JOSE REYES (PICKED 258X)

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Bloggers Reset Yesterday
NONE
GL to all
M

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