Beat the Streak Report: Wednesday, June 22
Yesterday was a throwback Tuesday in Streakland, with ageless wonder Bobby Abreu leading the hit parade for 11.5 percent of all selectors.
We wonder where all you guys came up with that idea? What’s that old saying — even a blind MLBlog sometimes finds an Angels DH? Pretty sure that’s how it goes.
Anyway, Pauly Konks and Adrian Gonzalez also converted last night, combining to push an additional 18.6 percent of Streakers 24 hours closer to a 10 percent down payment on the $56 million house of their dreams.
Wednesday’s picks are below, please enjoy them responsibly. Nobody says you have to go and take Justin Upton today — hey, it’s your Streak on the line — but just remember that the Report is on a little bit of a (one-day) roll.
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Oh, hello there …
Kelly Johnson: .750 (6-for-8) since ’06 vs. Royals starter Jeff Francis
Ryan Howard: .462 (6-for-13) since ’06 vs. Cardinals starter Kyle Lohse
Ben Zobrist: .500 (5-for-10) since ’06 vs. Brewers starter Shaun Marcum
Jamey Carroll: .500 (4-for-8) since ’06 vs. Tigers starter Rick Porcello
Justin Upton: .417 (5-for-12) since ’06 vs. Royals starter Jeff Francis
Feeling kinda spicy?
Omar Infante: .556 (5-for-9) since ’06 vs. Angels starter Joel Pineiro
Sean Rodriguez: .538 (7-for-13) since ’06 vs. Brewers starter Shaun Marcum
You’ll thank me later …
Jimmy Rollins: .167 (3-for-18) since ’06 vs. Cardinals starter Kyle Lohse
Chase Utley: .176 (3-for-17) since ’06 vs. Cardinals starter Kyle Lohse
Michael Bourn: .143 (1-for-7) since ’06 vs. Rangers starter Colby Lewis
On Monday, Ryan Braun got sick. On Tuesday, Joey Votto and the Reds got rained out. On Wednesday, we may finally get to see sebringt make a run at 35 games. Either that, or we’ll know there’s a force even bigger than BTS at work here.
Top MLB streakers
Ryan Braun: 12 games
Nick Markakis: 12 games
Michael Cuddyer: 10 games
Ryan Zimmerman: 10 games
Home Run Beat the Streak pick:
Josh Hamilton: (6 HR this season) vs. Astros starter Brett Myers