Beat the Streak Report: Monday, July 18
New day, new week and a new leader, Streakers.
Hankwoods was unable to survive the weekend, seeing his streak go down in flames at 37 games on Saturday. Thirty-seven ties Mr. Woods for the season’s second-longest run, but unfortunately entitles him to a cash prize of only $0.00.
Hank got back on the horse yesterday but was among the 16.1 percent of you who reset to zero thanks to Ryan Braun’s injury-shortened 0-for-1 effort. Life lesson: stay away from the guy who’s questionable to play a full nine innings. You’re welcome for that earth-shattering advice!
Anyway, erakelson sits atop the current standings at 29 games, with finelin33 second at 27. Please at least pretend to root for them as they journey toward the 57-game promised land.
(Make a BTS pick)
Oh, hello there …
Melky Cabrera: .600 (12-for-20) since ’06 vs. White Sox starter Mark Buehrle
Ryan Howard: .545 (6-for-11) since ’06 vs. Cubs starter Rodrigo Lopez
Carlos Lee: .452 (14-for-31) since ’06 vs. Nationals starter Jason Marquis
Hunter Pence: .500 (11-for-22) since ’06 vs. Nationals starter Jason Marquis
Paul Konerko: .529 (9-for-17) since ’06 vs. Royals starter Kyle Davies
Jason Heyward: 1.000 (5-for-5) since ’06 vs. Rockies starter Jason Hammel
Jacoby Ellsbury: .364 (4-for-11) since ’06 vs. Orioles starter Brad Bergesen
Feeling kinda spicy?
Jason Michaels: .778 (7-for-9) since ’06 vs. Nationals starter Jason Marquis
Matt Diaz: .417 (10-for-14) since ’06 vs. Reds starter Dontrelle Willis
You’ll thank me later …
Pablo Sandoval: .182 (6-for-33) since ’06 vs. Dodgers starter Chad Billingsley
Nick Markakis: .185 (5-for-27) since ’06 vs. Red Sox starter Tim Wakefield
Aramis Ramirez: .000 (0-for-9) since ’06 vs. Phillies starter Roy Halladay
Kevin Youkilis: .133 (2-for-15) since ’06 vs. Orioles starter Brad Bergesen
Top MLB streakers
Emilio Bonifacio: 16 games
Dustin Pedroia: 15 games
Neil Walker: 11 games
Ronny Cedeno: 10 games
Nick Markakis: 10 games
Home Run Beat the Streak pick:
Adrian Gonzalez: (17 home runs this season) vs. Orioles starter Brad Bergesen