Beat the Streak Report: Thursday, June 9
The 13.4 percent of Streakers who reachiro’d for Ichiro came away disappointed last night, as the seven-time Major League hit king failed to convert against Gavin Floyd and the White Sox bullpen.
Paul Konerko and Ryan Braun — Messrs. Congeniality in the Wednesday popularity pageant — each rang the bell, though, pushing a combined 15.6 percent of all selectors one day closer to a 57-game BTS championship. Some of you may be asking if that championship comes with a fancy ring and a White House tour. Answer: Not officially, but we bet you could acquire some Kardashian-esque hand candy and a couple Amtrak tickets to D.C. with the $5.6 million grand prize.
Speaking of grand prizes, how about leahydpt? Our current leader saw their faith in Lance Berkman rewarded with a 1-for-3 in Houston, pushing their streak to 31 games and earning a share of the season lead. A hit today would vault leah past jsmnapoli and into sole possession of first place on the season leaderboard. Not to jinx anyone, but it’s never too early to start consulting jewelers — or D.C. train schedules.
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Brennan Boesch: .556 (5-for-9) since ’06 vs. Mariners starter Doug Fister
Jose Reyes: .500 (5-for-10) since ’06 vs. Brewers starter Yovani Gallardo
Josh Hamilton: .444 (4-for-9) since ’06 vs. Twins starter Nick Blackburn
Kevin Youkilis: .370 (10-for-27) since ’06 vs. Yankees starter CC Sabathia
Martin Prado: .357 (5-for-14) since ’06 vs. Marlins starter Chris Volstad
Ichiro Suzuki: .364 (14-for-44) since ’06 vs. Tigers starter Justin Verlander
Feeling kinda spicy?
Omar Vizquel: .529 (9-for-17) since ’06 vs. Athletics starter Trevor Cahill
Emilio Bonifacio: .500 (5-for-10) since ’06 vs. Braves starter Jair Jurrjens
You’ll thank me later …
Mark Teixeira: .184 (7-for-38) since ’06 vs. Red Sox starter Josh Beckett
Paul Konerko: .154 (2-for-18) since ’06 vs. Athletics starter Trevor Cahill
Jacoby Ellsbury: .125 (2-for-16) since ’06 vs. Yankees starter CC Sabathia
Carlos Gonzalez: .133 (2-for-15) since ’06 vs. Dodgers starter Clayton Kershaw
Brian McCann: .167 (3-for-18) since ’06 vs. Marlins starter Chris Volstad
Leahydpt is planted firmly in the captain’s seat for now, but plenty of other contenders are lining up to steer the good ship BTS. DanOClock is your first mate at an impressive 28 games, while soplt fills the navigator role at 27 and a trio of deckhands learn the ways of the high seas at 26.
Top MLB streakers
Hunter Pence: 19 games
Jose Reyes: 12 games
Ben Revere: 11 games
Jay Bruce: 10 games
Carlos Quentin: 10 games
Home Run Beat the Streak pick:
Adam Lind: (10 HR this season) vs. Royals starter Luke Hochevar