Beat the Streak Report: Thursday, July 28
After 32 straight winning picks, it looks like it’s time to start taking mimiziemann‘s streak seriously.
The Melk Man delivered a double yesterday, pushing Mimi into a tie for the seventh-longest run this season. Just three more successful days until we start sending out interview emails! And just 22 correct picks after that until we start sending out huge checks — huge both in number ($5.6 million) and actual size.
Doorsrule and holt359 are hanging in second place on the current leaderboard at 31 games a pop, but this is the Mimi Show for at least one more day.
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Oh, hello there …
Brandon Phillips: .435 (10-for-23) since ’06 vs. Mets starter Chris Capuano
Carl Crawford: .545 (6-for-11) since ’06 vs. Royals starter Luke Hochevar
Hanley Ramirez: .444 (8-for-18) since ’06 vs. Nationals starter John Lannan
Jose Bautista: .467 (7-for-15) since ’06 vs. Orioles starter Brad Bergesen
Andrew McCutchen: .417 (5-for-12) since ’06 vs. Braves starter Derek Lowe
Austin Jackson: .444 (4-for-9) since ’06 vs. Angels starter Joel Pineiro
Bobby Abreu: .385 (5-for-13) since ’06 vs. Tigers starter Brad Penny
Feeling kinda spicy?
Omar Infante: .455 (5-for-11) since ’06 vs. Nationals starter John Lannan
You’ll thank me later …
Chase Utley: .100 (2-for-20) since ’06 vs. Giants starter Tim Lincecum
Josh Hamilton: .167 (3-for-18) since ’06 vs. Twins starter Scott Baker
Victor Martinez: .143 (2-for-14) since ’06 vs. Angels starter Joel Pineiro
Billy Butler: .154 (2-for-13) since ’06 vs. Red Sox starter Josh Beckett
Shane Victorino: .190 (4-for-21) since ’06 vs. Giants starter Tim Lincecum
Top MLB streakers
Emilio Bonifacio: 25 games
Dustin Pedroia: 24 games
Dan Uggla: 18 games
Michael Bourn: 12 games
Home Run Beat the Streak pick:
Jose Bautista: (31 home runs this season) vs. Orioles starter Brad Bergesen