Well, really, all you Streakers did was pick Adrian Gonzalez. The Red Sox first baseman handled most of the actual legwork yesterday, rapping two singles and a double in a 14-5 drubbing of the Padres, and advancing 21 percent of all selectors in the process.
Gonzalez is as hot of a hitter as you’ll find these days, raking .353 on the season, .433 in June and .455 in his last 11 games. Feel free to deploy the power of the goatee in any ballpark and against any pitcher until further notice.
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Bobby Abreu: .438 (7-for-16) since ’06 vs. Marlins starter Javier Vazquez
Matt Joyce: .500 (4-for-8) since ’06 vs. Brewers starter Zack Greinke
Carlos Lee: .500 (4-for-8) since ’06 vs. Rangers starter C.J. Lee
Andre Ethier: .417 (5-for-12) since ’06 vs. Tigers starter Max Scherzer
Feeling kinda spicy?
Tony Gwynn: .571 (4-for-7) since ’06 vs. Tigers starter Max Scherzer
Jason Michaels: .444 (4-for-9) since ’06 vs. Rangers starter C.J. Wilson
You’ll thank me later …
Matt Kemp: .000 (0-for-13) since ’06 vs. Tigers starter Max Scherzer
Miguel Cabrera: .000 (0-for-12) since ’06 vs. Dodgers starter Chad Billingsley
Casey Kotchman: .000 (0-for-11) since ’06 vs. Brewers starter Zack Greinke
Billy Butler: .100 (1-for-10) since ’06 vs. Diamondbacks starter Joe Saunders
Ryan Braun‘s illness pushed the pause button on sebringt‘s quest for 35 games for at least one day, allowing current silver medalist jonroy73 to gain a little bit of ground. JR’s streak now sits at 30 games — A.K.A. 17 games shy of 10 games shy of $5.6 million.
Top MLB streakers
Ryan Braun: 12 games
Nick Markakis: 11 games
Robinson Cano: 9 games
Michael Cuddyer: 9 games
Jay Bruce: (17 HR this season) vs. Yankees starter Brian Gordon