Streakers, take a bow.
For the first time this season, you’ve slayed the mythical dragon that is 15-for-15. Jose Bautista led the way with a 2-for-4, Starlin Castro brought up the rear with a triple in four at-bats and everyone in between also notched at least one base knock.
Don’t believe us? Boom! Photo evidence:
When all was said and done, nearly 79 percent of all Monday selectors experienced peanut butter jelly time from one of these 15 sluggers alone. It’s a truly historic achievement, one which many of you have surely dreamed about since the dawn of your Streaking careers.
Take the morning off to celebrate. Just make sure you’re back by 2:15 to make one of …
(Make a BTS pick)
Oh, hello there …
Adrian Gonzalez: .700 (7-for-10) since ’06 vs. Phillies starter Cliff Lee
Jason Bourgeois: .714 (5-for-7) since ’06 vs. Rangers starter C.J. Wilson
Billy Butler: .556 (5-for-9) since ’06 vs. Padres starter Clayton Richard
Derrek Lee: .391 (9-for-23) since ’06 vs. Cardinals starter Kyle Lohse
Chase Utley: .444 (4-for-9) since ’06 vs. Red Sox starter Josh Beckett
Feeling kinda spicy?
Jose Lopez: .444 (8-for-18) since ’06 vs. A’s starter Gio Gonzalez
Jerry Hairston: .600 (6-for-10) since ’06 vs. Angels starter Joel Pineiro
You’ll thank me later …
David Ortiz: .188 (3-for-16) since ’06 vs. Phillies starter Cliff Lee
Jacoby Ellsbury: .125 (1-for-8) since ’06 vs. Phillies starter Cliff Lee
Curtis Granderson: .156 (5-for-32) since ’06 vs. Brewers starter Zack Greinke
Miguel Cabrera was the silver medalist in yesterday’s popularity contest at 15.8 percent, and both current sheriff jonroy73 and his deputy bclark2779 featured among that total. Mr. Roy’s move to 37 games ties him for the season lead. So far 100 percent of people who reached that total have failed to advance (sample size: 1). In other words, the prognosis is not promising.
Top MLB streakers
Ryan Braun: 17 games
Nick Markakis: 16 games
Alex Gordon: 14 games
Michael Young: 12 games
Starlin Castro: 11 games
Dustin Pedroia: 11 games
Home Run Beat the Streak pick:
Carlos Gonzalez: (12 HR this season) vs. White Sox starter Gavin Floyd