Beat the Streak Report: Thursday, August 11
Another day, another Red Sox hitter disappointing more than a quarter of the Streaking population. Following in the footsteps of Dustin Pedroia, first baseman Adrian Gonzalez pulled the stunt last night with a 0-for-4 performance against the Twins.
Current champ jturner reached the 30-game threshold thanks to Robinson Cano but still sits a lengthy 10 days from challenging Jonanthan Roy for the season’s longest run and the $10,000 prize that comes with it.
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Nick Markakis: .444 (12-for-27) since ’06 vs. White Sox starter Mark Buehrle
Vladimir Guerrero: .367 (11-for-30) since ’06 vs. White Sox starter Mark Buehrle
Michael Brantley: .438 (7-for-16) since ’06 vs. Tigers starter Justin Verlander
Prince Fielder: .316 (6-for-19) since ’06 vs. Cardinals starter Chris Carpenter
Ryan Zimmerman: .385 (5-for-13) since ’06 vs. Cubs starter Ryan Dempster
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Ryan Theriot: .385 (5-for-13) since ’06 vs. Brewers starter Yovani Gallardo
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Justin Upton: .000 (0-for-8) since ’06 vs. Astros starter Brett Myers
Asdrubal Cabrera: .167 (5-for-30) since ’06 vs. Tigers starter Justin Verlander
Billy Butler: .077 (1-for-13) since ’06 vs. Rays stater Jeff Niemann
Matt Holliday: .167 (2-for-12) since ’06 vs. Brewers starter Yovani Gallardo
Rick Ankiel: .154 (2-for-13) since ’06 vs. Cubs starter Ryan Dempster
Top MLB streakers
Dan Uggla: 31 games
Ryan Zimmerman: 18 games
Yadier Molina: 13 games
Home Run Beat the Streak pick:
Paul Konerko: (26 home runs this season) vs. Orioles starter Chris Tillman