After two intense days of picking and Tweeting, the Beat the Streak Colbert Challenge reached its conclusion last night.
Albert Pujols — Stephen Colbert’s pick for Tuesday — homered in his first at-bat against Yuniesky Maya to give the Comedy Central host a two-game streak.
@MLB’s selection — Kevin Youkilis — went 0-for-4 against James Shields and the Rays.
The result: a Colbert victory with a high streak of two games. Mr. Colbert will gain full access to @MLB for a 24-hour period in the near future. Expect plenty of witty political banter, anti-bear propoganda and stern finger-pointing.
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Paul Konerko: .478 (11-for-23) since ’06 vs. Twins starter Carl Pavano
Vladimir Guerrero: .529 (9-for-17) since ’06 vs. Blue Jays starter Ricky Romero
Angel Pagan: .500 (8-for-16) since ’06 vs. Braves starter Tim Hudson
Mark Teixeira: .500 (6-for-12) since ’06 vs. Rangers starter Derek Holland
Prince Fielder: .349 (15-for-43) since ’06 vs. Cubs starter Carlos Zambrano
Joey Votto: .368 (7-for-19) since ’06 vs. Dodgers starter Chad Billingsley
Feeling kinda spicy?
Matt Diaz: .583 (7-for-12) since ’06 vs. Astros starter J.A. Happ
Jonny Gomes: .625 (5-for-8) since ’06 vs. Dodgers starter Chad Billingsley
You’ll thank me later …
Rickie Weeks: .195 (8-for-41) since ’06 vs. Cubs starter Carlos Zambrano
Troy Tulowitzki: .000 (0-for-8) since ’06 vs. Padres starter Mat Latos
Brandon Phillips: .182 (4-for-22) since ’06 vs. Dodgers starter Chad Billingsley
Bobby Abreu: .190 (4-for-21) since ’06 vs. Mariners starter Erik Bedard
Hunter Pence: .167 (2-for-12) since ’06 vs. Pirates starter Charlie Morton
Aramis Ramirez: .182 (2-for-11) since ’06 vs. Brewers starter Chris Narveson
Current co-leaders jdc5850 and sebringt both advanced their streaks to 29 games yesterday. A shot to tie the season lead at 31 could come tomorrow. No pressure, guys, but tomorrow is only one day after today.
Top MLB streakers
Paul Konerko: 13 games
Andrew McCutchen: 13 games
Jacoby Ellsbury: 11 games
Home Run Beat the Streak pick:
Nelson Cruz: (15HR this season) vs. Yankees starter Ivan Nova