Beat the Streak Report: Thursday, July 7
Yesterday’s top four selections each hit paydirt, advancing a combined 28 percent of pickers in the process. Among those making the leap were current leaders jero07 (34 games) and Usfmatt (33), both of whom have established themselves among the season’s top five Streakers.
Is it too early to talk about one of them taking home the $5.6 million grand prize? Maybe. Is it too early for us to preemptively RSVP “attending” to Jero’s potential victory party on behalf of the entire BTS staff? Didn’t think so.
You just provide first class airfare and five-star hotel accommodations, and we’ll be there. Oh, and one of those fresh fruit baskets in the hotel room wouldn’t hurt, either. You just (hypothetically) won $5 million — spring for the one with more mango and less cantaloupe. Much appreciated.
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Todd Helton: .778 (7-for-9) since ’06 vs. Braves starter Tim Hudson
Paul Konerko: .423 (11-for-26) since ’06 vs. Twins starter Carl Pavano
Joey Votto: .556 (5-for-9) since ’06 vs. Brewers starter Chris Narveson
Derek Jeter: .556 (5-for-9) since ’06 vs. Rays starter Jeff Niemann
Rickie Weeks: .533 (8-for-15) since ’06 vs. Reds starter Homer Bailey
Aramis Ramirez: .429 (6-for-14) since ’06 vs. Nationals starter Livan Hernandez
Troy Tulowitzki: .444 (4-for-9) since ’06 vs. Braves starter Tim Hudson
Feeling kinda spicy?
Scott Hairston: .438 (7-for-16) since ’06 vs. Dodgers starter Clayton Kershaw
You’ll thank me later …
Corey Hart: .176 (3-for-17) since ’06 vs. Reds starter Homer Bailey
Curtis Granderson: .100 (1-for-10) since ’06 vs. Rays starter Jeff Niemann
Bobby Abreu: .154 (2-for-13) since ’06 vs. Mariner starter Doug Fister
Top MLB streakers
Ryan Braun: 22 games
Pablo Sandoval: 17 games
Howard Kendrick: 15 games
Carlos Beltran: 11 games
Hunter Pence: 11 games
Home Run Beat the Streak pick:
Miguel Cabrera: (17 home runs this season) vs. Royals starter Danny Duffy