Beat the Streak Report: Tuesday, August 23
Ladies and gentlemen, your new BTS season leader: Joe Turner.
The current champ summited Mt. 41 Games last night, reaching the peak on the wings of Troy Tulowitzki‘s fifth-inning single off Astros starter Brett Myers.
That hit put Joe in line for a $10,000 payday and moved him just 16 days short of earning 5.6 million real American greenbacks.
Twenty-one past Streakers have reached 41 games, but only seven have survived as high as 44 and none lasted longer than Mike Karatzia’s 49-day run in 2007. Joe — your real test starts now.
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Ian Kinsler: .480 (12-for-25) since ’06 vs. Red Sox starter John Lackey
Josh Hamilton: .478 (11-for-23) since ’06 vs. Red Sox starter John Lackey
Maicer Izturis: .500 (9-for-18) since ’06 vs. White Sox starter Mark Buehrle
Victor Martinez: .500 (7-for-14) since ’06 vs. Rays starter David Price
Albert Pujols: .467 (7-for-15) since ’06 vs. Dodgers starter Clayton Kershaw
Joey Votto: .556 (5-for-9) since ’06 vs. Marlins starter Ricky Nolasco
Feeling kinda spicy?
Vernon Wells: .500 (12-for-24) since ’06 vs. White Sox starter Mark Buehrle
Bobby Abreu: .500 (5-for-10) since ’06 vs. White Sox starter Mark Buehrle
Craig Counsell: .455 (5-for-11) since ’06 vs. Pirates starter Ross Ohlendorf
David Murphy: .385 (5-for-13) since ’06 vs. Red Sox starter John Lackey
You’ll thank me later
Ryan Braun: .083 (1-for-12) since ’06 vs. Pirates starter Ross Ohlendorf
B. J. Upton: .111 (1-for-9) since ’06 vs. Tigers starter Brad Penny
Matt Kemp: .167 (2-for-12) since ’06 vs. Cardinals starter Kyle Lohse
Coco Crisp: .000 (0-for-10) since ’06 vs. Yankees starter Bartolo Colon
Miguel Cabrera: .000 (0-for-9) since ’06 vs. Rays starter David Price
Top MLB Streakers
Robinson Cano: 13 games
Mike Napoli: 11 games
Aramis Ramirez: 11 games
Carlos Gonzalez: 10 games
Shane Victorino: 10 games
Home Run Beat the Streak pick:
Josh Hamilton: (16 home runs this season) vs. Red Sox starter John Lackey