Beat the Streak Report: Wednesday, June 29
A lot of BTS players would have crossed off the entire opposing lineup when they saw Zack Greinke‘s name on the probable pitchers list.
Our current leader is apparently not one of those players.
Jonroy73 showed no fear of the Brewers right-hander last night, rolling with Robinson Cano and hitting paydirt on the second baseman’s second-inning RBI single. Although Greinke entered the game with a 4.77 ERA, his history of dominance made Mr. Roy’s Tuesday pick a little riskier than most. Hey, live by the Yankees lineup, die by the Yankees lineup, we guess.
Anyway, only seven players in Major League history have reached jonroy’s total of 38 games. A hit tonight would tie him with Paul Molitor‘s 39 game run in 1987. Good luck and Bourn-speed.
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Casey Blake: .467 (7-for-15) since ’06 vs. Twins starter Scott Baker
Pablo Sandoval: .444 (4-for-9) since ’06 vs. Cubs starter Ryan Dempster
Jason Giambi: .444 (4-for-9) since ’06 vs. White Sox starter Mark Buehrle
Robinson Cano: .357 (5-for-14) since ’06 vs. Brewers starter Shaun Marcum
Derrek Lee: .346 (9-for-26) since ’06 vs. Cardinals starter Chris Carpenter
Feeling kinda spicy?
Edwin Encarnacion: .448 (13-for-29) since ’06 vs. Pirates starter Paul Maholm
Mark Reynolds: .500 (4-for-8) since ’06 vs. Cardinals starter Chris Carpenter
You’ll thank me later …
Adam Kennedy: .182 (4-for-22) since ’06 vs. Braves starter Derek Lowe
Placido Polanco: .176 (3-for-17) since ’06 vs. Red Sox starter John Lackey
Michael Bourn: .100 (1-for-10) since ’06 vs. Rangers starter Colby Lewis
Top MLB streakers
Ryan Braun: 18 games
Nick Markakis: 17 games
Michael Young: 13 games
Prince Fielder: 10 games
Home Run Beat the Streak pick:
Ryan Howard: (16 HR this season) vs. Red Sox starter John Lackey