Beat the Streak Report: Tuesday, July 26
Ahoy, Streakers! After several days of aimless drifting in the Sea of 20-game Streaks, a few of you finally made landfall on 30-game Isle last night.
Chase Utley, Jacoby Ellsbury and Adrian Gonzalez helped Jerrystuppy, mimiziemann and rrsiebe dock safely in the harbor, earning those lucky Streakers one-month MLB.tv subscriptions and the undying respect and/or envy of their peers. The dynamic trio join 21 previous Streakers on the beach (30-game Isle is known for white-sand beaches), but the road ahead is treacherous: only six of those 21 lasted long enough to reach 33 games.
Good luck, Bourn-speed and enjoy the buffet, friends!
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Brett Wallace: .714 (5-for-7) since ’06 vs. Cardinals starter Jake Westbrook
Brian McCann: .800 (4-for-5) since ’06 vs. Pirates starter Jeff Karstens
Ian Kinsler: .500 (6-for-12) since ’06 vs. Twins starter Carl Pavano
Andre Ethier: .462 (6-for-13) since ’06 vs. Rockies starter Jhoulys Chacin
Brandon Phillips: .571 (4-for-7) since ’06 vs. Mets starter Jon Niese
Nick Markakis: .500 (4-for-8) since ’06 vs. Blue Jays starter Brandon Morrow
Feeling kinda spicy?
Jerry Hairston: .500 (7-for-14) since ’06 vs. Marlins starter Ricky Nolasco
Skip Schumaker: .346 (9-for-36) since ’06 vs. Astros starter Brett Myers
You’ll thank me later …
Paul Konerko: .119 (5-for-42) since ’06 vs. Tigers starter Justin Verlander
Travis Hafner: .125 (3-for-24) since ’06 vs. Angels starter Jered Weaver
Miguel Cabrera: .071 (1-for-14) since ’06 vs. White Sox starter Jake Peavy
Ryan Braun: .195 (8-for-41) since ’06 vs. Cubs starter Ryan Dempster
Matt Kemp: .150 (3-for-20) since ’06 vs. Rockies starter Jhoulys Chacin
Asdrubal Cabrera: .190 (4-for-21) since ’06 vs. Angels starter Jered Weaver
Top MLB streakers
Emilio Bonifacio: 23 games
Dustin Pedroia: 22 games
Dan Uggla: 16 games
Carlos Ruiz: 11 games
Michael Bourn: 10 games
Cameron Maybin: 10 games
Home Run Beat the Streak pick:
Kevin Youkilis: (14 home runs this season) vs. Royals starter Danny Duffy