Marlins third baseman Emilio Bonifacio went a combined 5-for-12 in three games over the weekend, extending his hit streak to 23 games and bringing a played-out 13-year-old pop culture reference (EMILIOOOOOOOO!!!) back from the dead.
Despite tying Ryan Braun and Hunter Pence for the season’s second-longest run, Bonifacio hasn’t earned much respect around Streakland. The speedster wasn’t among your top 15 selections on Friday, Saturday or Sunday. He’s off today before a tough road date against Jordan Zimmermann and the Nationals tomorrow. We’re not saying you should pencil him in for every day in your future Streak queue, but show a dude on a hot streak a little respect.
I mean, only 10 of you are riding current runs better than 23 games, and nobody is over 29 right now. I’m not sayin’, I’m just sayin’: you could use the help. Boom.
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Oh, hello there …
Robinson Cano: .667 (8-for-12) since ’06 vs. Mariners starter Jason Vargas
Victor Martinez: .400 (20-for-50) since ’06 vs. White Sox starter Mark Buehrle
Hunter Pence: .500 (8-for-16) since ’06 vs. Cardinals starter Kyle McClellan
Chase Utley: .538 (7-for-13) since ’06 vs. Padres starter Aaron Harang
Josh Hamilton: .500 (6-for-12) since ’06 vs. Twins starter Nick Blackburn
Melky Cabrera: .389 (7-for-18) since ’06 vs. Red Sox starter Jon Lester
Curtis Granderson: .500 (4-for-8) since ’06 vs. Mariners starter Jason Vargas
Matt Holliday: .500 (4-for-8) since ’06 vs. Astros starter J.A. Happ
Feeling kinda spicy?
Marco Scutaro: .538 (7-for-13) since ’06 vs. Royals starter Kyle Davies
Endy Chavez: .455 (5-for-11) since ’06 vs. Twins starter Nick Blackburn
You’ll thank me later …
Asdrubal Cabrera: .071 (1-for-14) since ’06 vs. Angels starter Dan Haren
Michael Bourn: .154 (2-for-13) since ’06 vs. Cardinals starter Kyle McClellan
Howard Kendrick: .182 (2-for-11) since ’06 vs. Indians starter Fausto Carmona
Top MLB streakers
Emilio Bonifacio: 23 games
Dustin Pedroia: 21 games
Cameron Maybin: 10 games
Carlos Ruiz: 10 games
Home Run Beat the Streak pick:
Albert Pujols: (22 home runs this season) vs. Astros starter J.A. Happ