So, the weekend brought good news and bad news for the folks atop the season leaderboard. Which do you want first? Bad news? You got it!
Season leader Sebringt‘s inspired run petered out of gas at 37 games, meaning that we’re still looking for our first 40-game streak of the 2011 campaign.
The good news: sebringt converted with Adrian Gonzalez yesterday, meaning they’re now just 36 days from matching their season-high streak.
Hang on, that was just the appetizer to our three-course good news meal. The entree: jonroy73 made it through the weekend unscathed and is now chillin’ at 36 games. A correct pick on Monday would give him his own share of the season lead. Three more weeks of correct picks would mean a $5.7 million all-you-can-eat buffet.
And for dessert: bclark2779 is just a few games behind Mr. Roy, currently holding down second place with a 32-gamer.
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Oh, hello there …
Yunel Escobar: .500 (10-for-20) since ’06 vs. Tigers starter Max Scherzer
Jose Bautista: .625 (5-for-8) since ’06 vs. Tigers starter Max Scherzer
Todd Helton: .500 (4-for-8) since ’06 vs. Cubs starter Matt Garza
Aramis Ramirez: .500 (3-for-6) since ’06 vs. Rockies starter Jhoulys Chacin
Feeling kinda spicy?
Juan Uribe: .364 (4-for-11) since ’06 vs. Twins starter Nick Blackburn
You’ll thank me later …
Starlin Castro: .000 (0-for-7) since ’06 vs. Rockies starter Jhoulys Chacin
Carlos Gonzalez: .125 (1-for-8) since ’06 vs. Cubs starter Matt Garza
Troy Tulowitzki: .125 (1-for-8) since ’06 vs. Cubs starter Matt Garza
Top MLB streakers
Ryan Braun: 17 games
Nick Markakis: 16 games
Alex Gordon: 13 games
Michael Young: 12 games
Dustin Pedroia: 11 games
Starlin Castro: 10 games
Home Run Beat the Streak pick:
Chris Young: (15 HR this season) vs. Indians starter Mitch Talbot