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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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
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 Pence: 18 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