Beat the Streak Report: Wednesday, August 24
Well, that’s it and that’s all for Joe Turner‘s Streak.
Mark Teixeira‘s 0-for-5 against Brandon McCarthy and the A’s last night sealed our season leader’s fate at 41 games. Losing a season-best run on a player who entered Tuesday’s action batting .251? Yikes! Joe certainly had his reasons, though, and that’s gotta be worth something — potentially $10,000, to be specific.
Phils4ever75 is now in the current BTS drivers seat at an impressive 36 games, with letsgonets44 right behind them at 35. Don’t get too comfy on the season throne just yet, Joe.
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Ryan Howard: .375 (15-for-40) since ’06 vs. Mets starter Mike Pelfrey
Robinson Cano: .545 (6-for-11) since ’06 vs. A’s starter Trevor Cahill
Josh Hamilton: .500 (6-for-12) since ’06 vs. Red Sox starter Josh Beckett
Todd Helton: .400 (8-for-20) since ’06 vs. Astros starter Wandy Rodriguez
Hunter Pence: .385 (5-for-13) since ’06 vs. Mets starter Mike Pelfrey
Feeling kinda spicy?
Casey McGehee: .467 (7-for-15) since ’06 vs. Pirates starter Aaron Thompson
Jack Hannahan: .500 (6-for-12) since ’06 vs. Mariners starter Felix Hernandez
You’ll thank me later
Michael Young: .138 (3-for-22) since ’06 vs. Red Sox starter Josh Beckett
Brian McCann: .083 (1-for-12) since ’06 vs. Cubs starter Randy Wells
Curtis Granderson: .091 (1-for-11) since ’06 vs. A’s starter Trevor Cahill
Miguel Cabrera: .167 (1-for-6) since ’06 vs. Rays starter Wade Davis
Melky Cabrera: .182 (2-for-11) since ’06 vs. Blue Jays starter Ricky Romero
Top MLB Streakers
Robinson Cano: 14 games
Aramis Ramirez: 12 games
Carlos Gonzalez: 11 games
Shane Victorino: 11 games
Home Run Beat the Streak pick:
Ryan Braun: (25 home runs this season) vs. Pirates starter Aaron Thompson