Beat the Streak Report: Wednesday, July 27
Welcome to Let’s Make a Streak!
Behind Door No. 1: A 27-year-old infieder riding a 23-game hitting streak. He’s batting .304 on the year, .408 in July and .348 in his last five games.
Behind Door No. 2: A 26-year-old infielder who’s hit in 24 straight games. He’s batting .297 on the year, .400 in July and .400 in his last five games.
Behind Door No. 3: Sorry, there is no Door No. 3 on Let’s Make a Streak!
As you may have guessed, Dustin Pedroia is the gentleman behind Door No. 1. Let’s Make a Streak is pretty easy like that. Many of you have taken advantage of the Laser Show’s recent run, placing him among the 15 most popular selections for each of the last nine BoSox game days.
Emilio Bonifacio — that’s him behind the second door — has been almost as good but not nearly as popular of late. The Marlins third baseman is raking like he’s never raked before, but hasn’t been a factor on the most-picked list at any point in the last two weeks.
We’re not saying Bonifacio is a must-pick, or even that you need to take him over Pedroia. But c’mon Streakers, the dude hasn’t gone hitless in a month. Show him a little love.
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Magglio Ordonez: .577 (15-for-26) since ’06 vs. White Sox starter John Danks
Vladimir Guerrero: .500 (10-for-20) since ’06 vs. Blue Jays starter Ricky Romero
Andre Ethier: .429 (9-for-21) since ’06 vs. Rockies starter Aaron Cook
Prince Fielder: .341 (15-for-44) since ’06 vs. Cubs starter Carlos Zambrano
Seth Smith: .429 (6-for-14) since ’06 vs. Dodgers starter Hiroki Kuroda
Brandon Phillips: .400 (6-for-15) since ’06 vs. Mets starter Mike Pelfrey
Gaby Sanchez: .417 (5-for-12) since ’06 vs. Nationals starter Livan Hernandez
Feeling kinda spicy?
Ian Stewart: .600 (6-for-10) since ’06 vs. Dodgers starter Hiroki Kuroda
Hideki Matsui: .409 (9-for-22) since ’06 vs. Rays starter James Shields
You’ll thank me later …
Travis Hafner: .100 (2-for-20) since ’06 vs. Angels starter Ervin Santana
Asdrubal Cabrera: .125 (2-for-16) since ’06 vs. Angels starter Ervin Santana
Troy Tulowitzki: .182 (4-for-22) since ’06 vs. Dodgers starter Hiroki Kuroda
Hunter Pence: .167 (3-for-18) since ’06 vs. Cardinals starter Chris Carpenter
Marlon Byrd: .143 (2-for-14) since ’06 vs. Brewers starter Zack Greinke
Top MLB streakers
Dustin Pedroia: 24 games
Emilio Bonifacio: 23 games
Dan Uggla: 17 games
Carlos Ruiz: 11 games
Michael Bourn: 11 games
Home Run Beat the Streak pick:
Nelson Cruz: (22 home runs this season) vs. Twins starter Brian Duensing