Beat the Streak Report: Thursday, July 14
Annnnd we’re back.
After the longest 72 hours of the Beat the Streak season, real live Major League Baseball games resume today at 7:05 ET.
Roughly 44 percent of the campaign has yet to unfold, which means there’s still plenty of time to reach 57 games and claim the $5.6 million grand prize. Or plenty of time to put together like 20 three-game Streaks with an awesome season-high eight-gamer thrown in. More likely scenario!
Current leader hankwoods sits at 35, but nobody else entered the break at more that 28 games. Hope you caught up on sleep and got all those nagging chores done over the weekend — recess is officially over.
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Oh, hello there …
Rickie Weeks: .545 (6-for-11) since ’06 vs. Rockies starter Ubaldo Jimenez
Ryan Braun: .353 (6-for-13) since ’06 vs. Rockies starter Ubaldo Jimenez
Carlos Gonzalez: .455 (5-for-11) since ’06 vs. Brewers starter Yovani Gallardo
Michael Young: .389 (7-for-18) since ’06 vs. Mariners starter Jason Vargas
Chase Headley: .444 (4-for-9) since ’06 vs. Giants starter Madison Bumgarner
Todd Helton: .385 (5-for-13) since ’06 vs. Brewers starter Yovani Gallardo
Feeling kinda spicy?
Danny Valencia: .667 (6-for-9) since ’06 vs. Royals starter Bruce Chen
Ian Stewart: .500 (4-for-8) since ’06 vs. Brewers starter Yovani Gallardo
You’ll thank me later …
Elvis Andrus: .125 (2-for-16) since ’06 vs. Mariners starter Jason Vargas
Adam Jones: .091 (1-for-11) since ’06 vs. Indians starter Justin Masterson
Billy Butler: .190 (4-for-21) since ’06 vs. Twins starter Francisco Liriano
Asdrubal Cabrera: .111 (1-for-9) since ’06 vs. Orioles starter Jeremy Guthrie
Top MLB streakers
Ryan Braun: 22 games
Pablo Sandoval: 17 games
Emilio Bonifacio: 12 games
Dustin Pedroia: 12 games
Ronny Cedeno: 10 games
Home Run Beat the Streak pick:
Mark Teixeira: (25 home runs this season) vs. Blue Jays starter Jo-Jo Reyes