Current leader Joe Turner streaks toward season high

Streakers, current leader Joe Turner has answered the call — well, the email, actually.

After reaching 37 games with Miguel Cabrera last night, Joe disregarded the (FAKE!) BTS Report Curse and agreed to answer a few questions about himself, his life and his favorite foods.

First off, Joe works for a beverage company and lives with his wife, Jennifer, near St. Paul, MN.

He once met Herb Brooks (yup, this interview took a serious turn toward the upper Midwest), roots for the Twins and misses the glory days of Kent Hrbek.  Don’t we all, Joe.

In Streaking news, Joe has been playing BTS for a couple years and claims to be a “big fan” of the Report. #yabuddy. Like season leader Jonathan Roy, he mostly picked random players until his streak reached 20 games. Uh oh, the commenters aren’t going to like that. Forget the previous sentence — Joe actually conducts daily six-hour ballpark wind pattern studies and purchased industrial-grade computer graphing software to help make his selections. I swear, that’s (definitely not) what he told me.

Annnd since you’ve all been waiting for it: Joe’s favorite food is his wife’s taco pie. It’s unclear what taco pie consists of, but if it involves both tacos and pie, it cannot be un-delicious.

Good luck to Joe the rest of the way.  Feel free to offer your congratulations, Mall of America stories and taco pie recipes in the comments.

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Thursday’s picks:

(Make a BTS pick)

Oh, hello there…

Juan Pierre: .450 (9-for-20) since ’06 vs. Indians starter Justin Masterson

Carl Crawford: .545 (6-for-11) since ’06 vs. Royals starter Luke Hochevar

Elvis Andrus: .359 (14-for-39) since ’06 vs. Angels starter Jered Weaver

Ryan Zimmerman: .350 (7-for-20) since ’06 vs. Reds starter Bronson Arroyo

Ryan Braun: .364 (4-for-11) since ’06 vs. Dodgers starter Clayton Kershaw


Feeling kinda spicy?

A.J. Pierzynski: .348 (8-for-23) since ’06 vs. Indians starter Justin Masterson

Gordon Beckham: .333 (5-for-15) since ’06 vs. Indians starter Justin Masterson

 

You’ll thank me later

Carlos Quentin: .053 (1-for-19) since ’06 vs. Indians starter Justin Masterson

Paul Konerko: .182 (4-for-22) since ’06 vs. Indians starter Justin Masterson

Howie Kendrick: .100 (1-for-10) since ’06 vs. Rangers starter Colby Lewis

Michael Cuddyer: .194 (7-for-26) since ’06 vs. Yankees starter C.C. Sabathia

Curtis Granderson: .200 (2-for-10) since ’06 vs. Twins starter Brian Duensing


Top MLB streakers

Mike Carp: 17 games

Torii Hunter: 15 games

Miguel Cabrera: 15 games

Melky Cabrera: 10 games

Robinson Cano: 9 games


Home Run Beat the Streak pick:

Adrian Gonzalez vs. Royals starter Luke Hochevar

5 Comments

i wonder if the person who writes the daily blog notes didnt hear last night that ortiz is going to be side lined a week with bursitis and ortiz is wearing some kinda boot on the right foot

75 streaks of 20 or more. 26 people have chose Adrian Gonzalez. Ellsbury 8, Cano and Jeter 5 each, Zimmerman 4, Cabrera (Cle) 3, Sandoval, Maybin, Utley, Andrus, Pence, and Chavez 2 each
35 people sitting at 19 just ready to crack the 20 game streak list

Who falls today?????
1st takes Cano
2nd- Jeter
3rd- Pedroia
4th- Zimmerman
5th- Ellsbury

26 people who had gonzalez just got sent back to ZERO
sandoval and pence each send 2 back to zero.

WOW!

I’m surprised so many went with AGon. He hasn’t had a hit in 5 days. OTOH I guess he’s due. ;)

the fact that boston and their offense had gone away while at home against Tampa was the very reaason i didnt pick anyone from the team yesterday

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