Beat the Streak Report: Tuesday, July 5
The so-called “BTS Report curse” strikes again.
Just one day after sharing some of his deepest, darkest secrets with the rest of Streakland, season leader jonroy73 (a.k.a. Jonathan Roy) saw his 40-gamer go down flames Friday thanks to Paul Konerko‘s 0-for-3 against the Cubs.
While the six-week run won’t net Mr. Roy the $5.6 million grand prize, he still sits in the catbird seat for Streak of the Year honors, as well as the envy and admiration of all his fellow streakers. So worth it, right?
Since bclark2779 also saw their streak go sideways at 36 contests, jero07 reigns as our new current leader at 32 games. Just think, a few more correct picks and they’ll be eligible for a BTS Report personality questionnaire of their own. Bet you can’t wait!
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Oh, hello there …
Ryan Howard: .500 (12-for-24) since ’06 vs. Marlins starter Chris Volstad
Maicer Izturis: .500 (9-for-18) since ’06 vs. Tigers starter Justin Verlander
Joe Mauer: .444 (8-for-18) since ’06 vs. Rays starter James Shields
Ichiro Suzuki: .467 (7-for-15) since ’06 vs. A’s starter Trevor Cahill
Erick Aybar: .389 (7-for-18) since ’06 vs. Tigers starter Justin Verlander
Matt Kemp: .500 (4-for-8) since ’06 vs. Mets starter Mike Pelfrey
Victor Martinez: .417 (5-for-12) since ’06 vs. Angels starter Dan Haren
Hunter Pence: .385 (5-for-13) since ’06 vs. Pirates starter Jeff Karstens
Feeling kinda spicy?
Marco Scutaro: .556 (5-for-9) since ’06 vs. Blue Jays starter Brett Cecil
You’ll thank me later …
Michael Bourn: .143 (2-for-14) since ’06 vs. Pirates starter Jeff Karstens
Matt Joyce: .143 (2-for-14) since ’06 vs. Twins starter Scott Baker
Nick Markakis: .111 (1-for-9) since ’06 vs. Rangers starter Matt Harrison
Seth Smith: .154 (2-for-13) since ’06 vs. Braves starter Derek Lowe
David Ortiz: .167 (2-for-12) since ’06 vs. Blue Jays starter Brett Cecil
Top MLB streakers
Ryan Braun: 22 games
Pablo Sandoval: 15 games
Howard Kendrick: 13 games
Jhonny Peralta: 11 games
Home Run Beat the Streak pick:
Ryan Howard: 7 career home runs vs. Marlins starter Chris Volstad