Beat the Streak Report: Wednesday, September 7
Welcome to a new era in 2011 streaking.
With an 0-for-4 by Ryan Braun last night, season leader Steven Summer saw his eye-popping 48-game run come to a sudden end.
Although he fell nine correct picks short of breaking Joe D’s Major League record and claiming the $5.6 million BTS grand prize, Steve has established himself as favorite to take home $10,000 as 2011’s top streaker. He also wins lifetime bragging rights for building the second-longest streak in 11 years of BTS play.
Barring any one-game playoffs, there are still 15 active streakers who could tie Steve’s 48 gamer. Only current leader bysuag, however, still has enough time to reach 57.
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Oh, hello there…
Adrian Gonzalez: .500 (5-for-10) since ’06 vs. Blue Jays starter Brandon Morrow
Dustin Pedroia: .500 (6-for-12) since ’06 vs. Blue Jays starter Brandon Morrow
Yunel Escobar: .545 (6-for-11) since ’06 vs. Red Sox starter Tim Wakefield
Evan Longoria: .455 (5-for-11) since ’06 vs. Rangers starter Derek Holland
Miguel Cabrera: .462 (6-for-13) since ’06 vs. Indians starter Justin Masterson
Feeling kinda spicy?
Alex Gonzalez: .417 (8-for-17) since ’06 vs. Phillies starter Roy Oswalt
Omar Infante: .529 (9-for-17) since ’06 vs. Mets starter R.A. Dickey
Raul Ibanez: .500 (5-for-10) since ’06 vs. Braves starter Brandon Beachy
Carlos Ruiz: .833 (5-for-6) since ’06 vs. Braves starter Brandon Beachy
You’ll thank me later
Kevin Youkilis: .100 (1-for-10) since ’06 vs. Blue Jays starter Brandon Morrow
Joey Votto: .174 (4-for-23) since ’06 vs. Cubs starter Ryan Dempster
Adam Lind: .188 (3-for-16) since ’06 vs. Red Sox starter Tim Wakefield
Jose Bautista: .167 (2-for-12) since ’06 vs. Red Sox starter Tim Wakefield
Top MLB Streakers
Corey Hart: 18 games
Miguel Montero: 14 games
Adrian Beltre: 12 games
Jacoby Ellsbury: 11 games
David Ortiz: (28 home runs this season) vs. Blue Jays starter Brandon Morrow