Beat the Streak Report: Tuesday, August 2
With Andrew McCutchen‘s seventh-inning single last night, current leader doorsrule advanced to 36 games and moved into a tie with jero07 and bclark2779 for fourth place in the 2011 standings.
We”d love to tell you a little more about our leader — you know, the standard likes, dislikes, favorite Doors song routine — but the bat signal we sent out yesterday has so far gone unanswered. Is it possible that doorsrule is familiar with the (alleged, so-called, vastly-overblown) BTS Report Curse? We told you guys to keep that whole thing on the 15-day Down Low.
Either way, Mr. Morrison, the people demand answers in the form of random tidbits about your personal life. Hit me up before it’s too late.
Annnnd just a friendly reminder that tomorrow is the final day to start a new Streak with an opportunity to reach 57 games. Our advice: don’t lose.
(Make a BTS pick)
Oh, hello there …
Joe Mauer: .625 (10-for-16) since ’06 vs. Angels starter Ervin Santana
Seth Smith: .727 (8-for-11) since ’06 vs. Phillies starter Kyle Kendrick
Andrew McCutchen: .538 (7-for-13) since ’06 vs. Cubs starter Randy Wells
Johnny Damon: .538 (7-for-13) since ’06 vs. Blue Jays starter Ricky Romero
Gaby Sanchez: .556 (5-for-9) since ’06 vs. Mets starter Chris Capuano
Jose Bautista: .421 (8-for-19) since ’06 vs. Rays starter David Price
Robinson Cano: .500 (5-for-10) since ’06 vs. White Sox starter John Danks
Darwin Barney: .455 (5-for-11) since ’06 vs. Pirates starter Kevin Correia
Feeling kinda spicy?
Alex Gonzalez: .467 (7-for-15) since ’06 vs. Nationals starter John Lannan
Alex Rios: .438 (7-for-16) since ’06 vs. Yankees starter Phil Hughes
You’ll thank me later …
Curtis Granderson: .043 (1-for-23) since ’06 vs. White Sox starter John Danks
Jay Bruce: .043 (1-for-23) since ’06 vs. Astros starter Wandy Rodriguez
Shane Victorino: .063 (1-for-16) since ’06 vs. Rockies starter Aaron Cook
Matt Kemp: .083 (1-for-12) since ’06 vs. Padres starter Mat Latos
Elvis Andrus: .083 (1-for-12) since ’06 vs. Tigers starter Max Scherzer
Top MLB streakers
Dan Uggla: 23 games
Freddie Freeman: 16 games
Justin Upton: 13 games
Adrian Gonzalez: 11 games
Brandon Phillips: 11 games
Ben Zobrist: 12 games
Home Run Beat the Streak pick:
Ryan Howard: (21 home runs this season) vs. Rockies starter Aaron Cook