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Beat the Streak Report: Thursday, August 12

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And Stephen Drew makes 36.

The beat goes on for “gfc2112″, as our red-hot leader rode Drew’s solo
blast to a 36-game streak. The next 21 days will hopefully be quite the
exciting time in Streakland, as users have quietly watched their dreams
of gold-plated ponies and private islands dim by the day.

Will “gfc2112″ have the sheer will and determination to keep this party going and supplant Mr. BTS, Dick George, in the process?

Will “gfc2112″ flashdance with fate and answer the e-mail I just sent him?

Only time will tell.

Oh, I’d also like to give a shoutout to “ponyforkeana” for taking the bull by the horns and providing the BTS blog world with all the streak knowledge and goodness one needs with his little countdown posted in the comments.

And with that …

Time for Thursday’s picks:

Oh, hello there …

? Andre Ethier: .455 AVG (5-for-11) lifetime vs. Phillies starter Joe Blanton

? Mark Teixeira: .643 AVG (9-for-14) lifetime vs. Royals starter Bruce Chen

? Alexei Ramirez: .545 AVG (6-for-11) lifetime vs. Twins starter Francisco Liriano

? Denard Span: .529 AVG (7-for-19) lifetime vs. White Sox starter Gavin Floyd

? Derek Jeter: .406 AVG (13-for-32) lifetime vs. Royals starter Bruce Chen

Feeling kinda spicy?

? Jason Kendall: .444 AVG (8-for-18) since ’05 vs. Yankees starter CC Sabathia

You’ll thank me later …

? Alex Rios: .083 AVG (1-for-12) lifetime vs. Twins starter Francisco Liriano

? Delmon Young: .188 AVG (3-for-16) lifetime vs. White Sox starter Gavin Floyd

? Shin-Soo Choo: .182 AVG (2-for-11) lifetime vs. Orioles starter Kevin Millwood

Leaderboard time!

“halmuni” used Adrian Beltre to reach the 29-game streak plateau.

We get it, “halmuni”, you want to be noticed. So here ya go, dance the night away.

Top MLB streakers

? Raul Ibanez: 18 games

? Placido Polanco: 10 games

? Michael Bourn: 9 games

? Victor Martinez: 9 games

? Lastings Milledge: 9 games

? Luke Scott: 9 games 

Beat the Streak Report: Monday, August 9

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And I’m back.

I’d like to thank Ian for pinch-hitting for me on Friday, and while it
wasn’t quite an African Safari, I was stuck in traffic for four hours
near Scranton, Pennsylvania around midnight last night. Which is even
more fun than it sounds.

Anyway, it was a pretty solid Sunday all around in Streakland, as
Robinson Cano, Joe Mauer, Adrian Beltre, Ichiro Suzuki, Nick Markakis
and Miguel Cabrera each laced hits to keep the gravy train going for
38.5 percent of the galaxy.

My condolences to those 3.4 percent who selected Delmon Young and are now officially out of the running for the $3,000,000.

But, alas, all is not lost for you fine folks. Even though you won’t be
closing out the campaign a BTS legend, reading books about yourself and
books about books about yourself, you still have time to win $10,000 and
beat out the ineffable name — Dick George — and his 43-game streak.

So there’s that.

Time for Monday’s Picks:

Oh, hello there …

? Nick Markakis: .500 AVG (6-for-12) since ’05 vs. White Sox starter Edwin Jackson

? Derek Jeter: .333 AVG (10-for-30) lifetime vs. Red Sox starter Jon Lester

? Evan Longoria: .500 AVG (3-for-6) lifetime vs. Tigers starter Armando Galarraga

Feeling kinda spicy?

? Chris Getz: .455 AVG (5-for-11) lifetime vs. Angels starter Ervin Santana

You’ll thank me later …

? Miguel Cabrera: .000 AVG (0-for-7) lifetime vs. Rays starter David Price

? Johnny Damon: .111 AVG (1-for-9) lifetime vs. Rays starter David Price

? Billy Butler: .222 AVG (4-for-18) lifetime vs. Angels starter Ervin Santana

Leaderboard time!

Right in the thick of the hunt for each of hour mega grand prizes is
“gfc2112″, who eschewed Ian’s not-so sagacious advice from Friday and
rode non-blue-chipper Clint Barmes to a 33-game streak.

Shows how much Ian knows.

Top MLB streakers

? Raul Ibanez: 16 games

? Juan Pierre: 15 games

? Adrian Beltre: 14 games

? Hunter Pence: 14 games

? Omar Infante: 11 games

? Howard Kendrick: 10 games 

Beat the Streak Report: Weekend, August 6-8

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Since I’m not eligible to win the $3 million Beat the Streak grand prize, I might as well try to help you out. Every weekday, make sure to check out the Beat the Streak Report to improve your odds with all the stats goodness you could ever dream of. You know, assuming you could use an extra three mill.
August 6-8
Dave finally pulled the trigger on that African safari he’s been dreaming about for years, so it’s Ian Kay here to take you through the weekend. 
Why should you listen to me? Well, I did put together a nice little 29-game streak from June 27-July 26. You listen to Dave every day and his career high is like 11 games — I expect 2.64 times the respect.
My philosophy on this here Beat the Streak game is pretty simple: it’s process of elimination. 
  • Never pick against a pitcher with good enough stuff to potentially throw a no-hitter — You could give me 1941 Ted Williams and I’d still pick someone else if Josh Johnson was on the mound.
  • Only use elite hitters — I lost my streak with Carlos Gonzalez. He was easily the worst overall hitter I picked in any of those 30 days. Oops.
  • Check the splits — Hey, did you know Josh Hamilton is hitting .260 against lefties this season? Or that Martin Prado bats .276 on the road?
  •  Maximize your at-bats — No platoon guys, nobody who walks a ton and no hitters without enough lineup protection to avoid being pitched around. It’s all fun and games until Matt Diaz gets lifted in the seventh inning because there’s a right-handed reliever on the mound.
None of those rules are exactly groundbreaking, but follow them and you’ll be left with three or four solid options per day.
Of course, it’s not foolproof. CarGo looked pretty good again yesterday before going 0-for-4 and burning 13.3 percent of all gamers in the process. I feel your pain, folks. Believe me, I do.
Sunday is the final day to start a streak with a chance to reach 57 games before the end of the season. With that in mind, let’s go Streaking…
Through the quad, to the gynmasium if you’d like.
Oh, hello there …
Friday
  • Matt Holliday: .636 AVG (7-for-11) lifetime vs. Marlins starter Ricky Nolasco
  • Michael Young: .417 AVG (7-for-17) lifetime vs. Athletics starter Dallas Braden
  • Corey Hart: .400 AVG (14-for-35) lifetime vs. Astros starter Wandy Rodriguez
Saturday
  • Paul Konerko: .417 AVG (10-for-24) lifetime vs. Braves starter Kevin Millwood
  • Rafael Furcal: .457 AVG (16-for-35) since ’05 vs. Nationals starter Livan Hernandez
  • Ichiro Suzuki: .474 AVG (9-for-19) lifetime vs. Royals starter Bruce Chen
Sunday
  • James Loney: .583 AVG (7-for-12) lifetime vs. Nationals starter Jason Marquis
  • Nick Markakis: .500 AVG (8-for-16) lifetime vs. White Sox starter Mark Buehrle
  • Troy Tulowitzki: .500 AVG (7-for-14) lifetime vs. Pirates starter Paul Maholm
Feeling kinda spicy?

Friday
  • Bobby Crosby: .379 AVG (11-for-219) lifetime vs. Padres starter Jon Garland
Saturday
  • Aaron Rowand .444 AVG (8-for-18) lifetime vs. Braves starter Tim Hudson
Sunday
  • Clint Barmes: .579 AVG (11-for-19) lifetime vs. Pirates starter Paul Maholm
You’ll thank me later …
Friday
  • Victor Martinez: .192 AVG (5-for-26) lifetime vs. Yankees starter Jaview Vazquez
  • Joey Votto: .167 AVG (2-for-12) lifetime vs. Cubs starter Tom Gorzelanny
Saturday
  • Adrian Beltre: .053 AVG (1-for-19) lifetime vs. Yankees starter C.C. Sabathia
  • Alex Rodriguez: .091 AVG (3-for-31) since ’05 vs. Red Sox starter John Lackey
Sunday
  • Mark Teixeira: .143 AVG (4-for-28) lifetime vs. Red Sox starter Josh Beckett
  • Nelson Cruz: .100 AVG (1-for-10) lifetime vs. Athletics starter Trevor Cahill

Leaderboard time!
Our co-leaders, “gfc2112″ and “randy.zimmer”, have each reached the 30-game plateau and earned a free month of MLB.tv for their trouble. They can thank Andre Ethier and Joe Mauer for that, respectively.
Just hang on for three more weeks plus six days and the big prize is yours, guys.
Top MLB streakers 

Beat the Streak Report: Thursday, August 5

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It was an absolute, certifiable, kid-tested, mother-approved, all-you-can-eat Gravy Train Wednesday in Streakland.

A festively plump 14 of the day’s 15 most popular selections each got
hits, flash forwarding the streaks of 58 percent of the BTS galaxy.

Rickie Weeks was the day’s Mr. Freeze, as his 0-for-5 performance ice blasted 1.7 percent of the field, Mortal Kombat-style.

You know what — I’ll take the blame for that. I had no business putting
a lifetime .252 hitter up on the Picks of the Day page, even if his
numbers vs. the opposing pitcher were certifiably stellar. Whoopshies!

Time for Thursday’s Picks:

Oh, hello there …

? Hanley Ramirez: .455 AVG (10-for-22) lifetime vs. Phillies starter Roy Oswalt

? Andre Ethier: .533 AVG (8-for-15) lifetime vs. Padres starter Kevin Correia

? Brian McCann: .421 AVG (8-for-19) lifetime vs. Giants starter Tim Lincecum

Feeling kinda spicy?

? Wilson Valdez: .500 AVG (5-for-10) lifetime vs. Marlins starter Chris Volstad

You’ll thank me later …

? Josh Hamilton: .179 AVG (5-for-28) lifetime vs. Mariners starter Felix Hernandez

? Jayson Werth: .071 AVG (1-for-14) lifetime vs. Marlins starter Chris Volstad

? Nick Markakis: .182 AVG (2-for-11) Angels starter Dan Haren

Leaderboard time!

“gfc2112″ and “randy.zimmer” foxtrotted their way to 29-game streaks,
after Evan Longoria and Joe Mauer each collected hits, respectively.

These two leaders are each one hit away from getting a free month’s worth of MLB.tv.

That’s a pretty cool prize.

Except when compared to $3,000,000.

Top MLB streakers

? David Ortiz: 13 games

? Raul Ibanez: 12 games

? Stephen Drew: 11 games

? Hunter Pence: 11 games

? Juan Pierre: 11 games 

Beat the Streak Report: Wednesday, August 4

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One day after a stagnation nation stymied streaks across the hemisphere, Streakers recovered in a big way.

Six of the seven most popular selections from Tuesday each laced hits,
combining to extend the streaks of almost 30 percent of the wondrous
world wide web.

Atta boy!

Tuesday’s biggest doomsday device came in the form of Troy Tulowizki,
whose 0-for-3 night shocked and awed 4.7 percent of the field.

Two things before we get to Wednesday’s picks:

1) My mistake in featuring Johnny Damon as a Pick of the Day yesterday.
Totally forgot that the Tigers had a doubleheader. Yes, I’m a Tigers
fan. This is what happens when you give up on your team after they get
obliterated by injuries and field Minor Leaguers for weeks at a time.

2) No, you can’t really combine your streaks with others and split the $3,000,000. Well, you can’t anymore.
I eliminated that option once I realize that my highest streak was so
small no one would ever want to join forces with me. And if I can’t wear
gold-plated slippers the rest of my life, no one can.

Sorry, kiddos!

Time for Wednesday’s Picks:

Oh, hello there …

? Brian McCann: .441 AVG (15-for-34) lifetime vs. Mets starter Mike Pelfrey

? Carl Crawford: .500 (5-for-10) lifetime vs. Twins starter Scott Baker

? Brian Roberts: .370 AVG (10-for-27) lifetime vs. Angels starter Ervin Santana

? Pablo Sandoval: .400 AVG (10-for-25) lifetime vs. Rockies starter Ubaldo Jimenez

? Jorge Posada: .467 AVG (7-for-15) lifetime vs. Blue Jays starter Shaun Marcum

Feeling kinda spicy?

? Jose Lopez: .500 AVG (8-for-16) lifetime vs. Rangers starter C.J. Wilson

? Julio Lugo: .438 AVG (7-for-16) lifetime vs. Angels starter Ervin Santana

You’ll thank me later …

? Johnny Damon: .154 AVG (4-for-26) lifetime vs. White Sox starter Edwin Jackson

? Hunter Pence: .083 AVG (1-for-12) lifetime vs. Cardinals starter Chris Carpenter

? Corey Hart: .148 AVG (4-for-27) lifetime vs. Cubs starter Ryan Dempster

? Jayson Werth: .125 AVG (2-for-16) lifetime vs. Marlins starter Anibal Sanchez

Leaderboard time!

“nycgreg” bit the dust after A-Rod’s 0-fer, which means that “gfc2112″
and “randy.zimmer” have first place to their lonesome selves with
respective 28-game streaks.

28 games is an incredible accomplishment.

Now all they need to do is just double it and add one.

Rinse and repeat.

Top MLB streakers

? Yorvit Torrealba: 15 games

? David Ortiz: 12 games

? Raul Ibanez: 11 games

? Stephen Drew: 10 games

? Hunter Pence: 10 games

? Juan Pierre: 10 games

? Alexei Ramirez: 10 games 

Beat the Streak Report: Tuesday, August 3

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It was a stagnant BTS Nation once again on Monday, as a jaw-dropping 23.5
percent of Streakers put on their floaties and treaded water for the
day thanks to an 0-for-0 performance from Joey Votto, who was withheld
from the lineup due to a sprained wrist.

Of course, the only thing worse than pressing the pause button on your
streak is pressing the reset button. Apparently, Robinson Cano did not
get this memo, as the Yankees second baseman went 0-for-3 to wipe away
the streaks of 12.3 percent of our users all by his lonesome self.

For those keeping track at home, that’s over 35 percent of Streakland who did not pass “Go”, or collect $200.

Let’s hope Tuesday is a little better.

Time for Tuesday’s Picks:

Oh, hello there …

? Troy Tulowitzki: .467 AVG (7-for-15) lifetime vs. Giants starter Jonathan Sanchez

? Johnny Damon: .409 AVG (9-for-22) since ’05 vs. White Sox starter Mark Buehrle

? Pat Burrell: .591 AVG (13-for-22) lifetime vs. Rockies starter Aaron Cook

? Nelson Cruz: .500 AVG (4-for-8) lifetime vs. Mariners starter Jason Vargas

? Torii Hunter: .417 AVG (5-for-12) lifetime vs. Orioles starter Jeremy Guthrie

Feeling kinda spicy?

? Luis Castillo: .471 AVG (8-for-17) since ’05 vs. Braves starter Derek Lowe

You’ll thank me later …

? Miguel Cabrera: .000 AVG (0-for-12) lifetime vs. White Sox starter Mark Buehrle

? Robinson Cano: .154 AVG (2-for-13) lifetime vs. Blue Jays starter Ricky Romero

? Joey Votto: .188 AVG (3-for-16) lifetime vs. Pirates starter Paul Maholm

Leaderboard time!

Monday’s leaderboard … leader, “bigdadddy” was one of Cano’s many victims.

This means that we have a pu pu platter of 27-gamers atop our new
leaderboard, as “gfc2112″, “nycgreg” and “randy.zimmer” are the
temporary rulers of the universe.

If they weren’t so greedy they’d just combine their streaks together for
an 81-game streak and just split the $3,000,00 three ways.

Top MLB streakers

? Yorvit Torrealba: 15 games

? Delmon Young: 12 games

? David Ortiz: 11 games

? Raul Ibanez: 10 games

Four tied with nine-game streaks.                                     

Beat the Streak Report: Monday, August 2

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Robinson Cano and Ichiro Suzuki tagteamed for an 0-fer of doom for
Streakers nationwide on Sunday, obliterating the streaks of 12.3 percent
of all users in their destructive paths.

But the fun don’t stop there.

In a strange turn of events, Andre Ethier, Joe Mauer, Martin Prado and
Josh Hamilton were each vacant from their squads’ respective lineups,
pressing the pause button on a combined 15.7 percent of all Streakers.

Did they all join Amare Stoudemire in the Dead Sea? Because that’s a lot of floating around.

Will our Streakers be able to bounce back in a short 10-game-slate
Monday? Or will they toil in the misery of slumpville along with Don
Draper and Albert Haynesworth?

All that and more in Monday’s Picks:

Oh, hello there …

? Carl Crawford: .400 AVG (10-for-25) lifetime vs. Twins starter Carl Pavano

? Shin-Soo Choo: .500 AVG (6-for-12) lifetime vs. Red Sox starter John Lackey

? Carlos Beltran: .371 AVG (23-for-62) lifetime vs. Braves starter Tim Hudson

? Matt Diaz: .538 AVG (14-for-26) lifetime vs. Mets starter Johan Santana

? Marco Scutaro: .476 AVG (10-for-21) lifetime vs. Indians starter Fausto Carmona

 

Feeling kinda spicy?

? Alcides Escobar: .500 AVG (5-for-10) lifetime vs. Cubs starter Randy Wells

You’ll thank me later …

? Derek Jeter: .077 AVG (1-for-13) lifetime vs. Blue Jays starter Brandon Morrow

? Martin Prado: .167 AVG (3-for-18) lifetime vs. Mets starter Johan Santana

? Evan Longoria: .091 AVG (1-for-11) lifetime vs. Twins starter Carl Pavano

Leaderboard time!

User “bigdadddy” gets the biggest piece of chicken at the dinner table
after escaping the weekend atop our leaderboard with a 30-game streak.

“bigdadddy” is now 27 games away from the $3,000,000 and, ya know, I think he should go for it. Why not, right?

Top MLB streakers

? Justin Upton: 17 games

? Yorvit Torrealba: 14 games

? Jose Tabata: 12 games

? Delmon Young: 11 games

? Raul Ibanez: 10 games

? David Ortiz: 10 games 

Beat the Streak Report: Weekend, July 30 – August 1

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When playing Beat the Streak we do much more than learn about baseball. We learn about life.

We learn why it’s important to not believe in jinxes. We learn why you
should strike while the iron is hot and take your 15 minutes of obscure
fame when you can.

And we learn never to take Martin Prado on the road, where he is a .286 hitter this year.

Whoops!

I’m just so, so, so, SO sorry this whole streak thing didn’t work out for you, Richard Jucksch. It’s really a shame.

Our date of destiny was already painted in the canvas of my dreams, just
waiting for our Ed McMahon moment — arriving at your doorstop, wearing
a tux, holding your over-sized $3,000,000 check. Hugging you. Hugging
your loved ones. Hugging you while hugging your loved ones.

It’s truly been a pleasure dancing with you, hand-in-hand, during our
blissful 39-day journey. This is no time to regret your mistakes of the
past. Rather, this is a time of excitement as you head off on your new
odyssey.

Just remember that every new beginning comes from some other beginning’s end.

I just made that line up. Just now — on the spot. It just came me.

Like it?

Time for the weekend’s picks

Oh, hello there …

Friday

? Michael Young: .400 AVG (20-for-50) lifetime vs. Angels starter Ervin Santana

? Derrek Lee: .778 AVG (7-for-9) lifetime vs. Rockies starter Jeff Francis

? Carlos Lee: .529 AVG (9-for-17) lifetime vs. Brewers starter Manny Parra

Saturday

? Matt Kemp: .447 AVG (17-for-43) lifetime vs. Giants starter Barry Zito

? Alex Rodriguez: .467 AVG (7-for-15) lifetime vs. Rays starter Matt Garza

? Corey Hart: .419 AVG (13-for-31) lifetime vs.Astros starter Wandy Rodriguez

Sunday

? Andre Ethier: .514 AVG (18-for-35) lifetime vs. Giants starter Matt Cain

? Robinson Cano: .438 AVG (14-for-32) lifetime vs. Rays starter James Shields

? Albert Pujols: .421 AVG (16-for-38) lifetime vs. Pirates starter Zach Zuke

Feeling kinda spicy?

Friday

? Jose Lopez: .429 AVG (9-for-21) lifetime vs. Twins starter Scott Baker

Saturday

? Mike Napoli: .478 AVG (11-for-23) lifetime vs. Rangers starter Scott Feldman

Sunday

? Yadier Molina: .345 AVG (10-for-29) lifetime vs. Pirates starter Zach Duke

You’ll thank me later …

Friday

? Josh Hamilton: .111 AVG (2-for-18) lifetime vs. Angels starter Ervin Santana

? James Loney: .174 AVG (4-for-23) lifetime vs. Giants starter Tim Lincecum

Saturday

? Delmon Young: .167 AVG (2-for-12) lifetime vs. Mariners starter Felix Hernandez

? Mark Teixeira: .077 AVG (1-for-13) lifetime vs. Rays starter Matt Garza

Sunday

? Nick Swisher: .176 AVG (3-for-17) lifetime vs. Rays starter James Shields

? Adrian Beltre: .240 AVG (6-for-25) lifetime vs. Tigers starter Justin Verlander

Leaderboard time!

After Prado’s Mortal Kombat-style fatality of our leader, Jucksch, our
new pious sage heading into the weekend is “vads15″ and his 29-game
streak.

Hey, 29! That’s the same number Ian Kay reached before he blew his
once-in-a-lifetime chance at fame and a life full of amazingness and
(probably) hummus.

Top MLB streakers

? Nelson Cruz: 17 games

? Justin Upton: 14 games

? Michael Cuddyer: 13 games

? Chris Johnson: 12 games

? Yorvit Torrealba: 12 games 

Beat the Streak Report: Thursday, July 29

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Joe Mauer’s 2-for-4 afternoon teleported “richard.jucksch” — our
leader — and his streak from 37 games to 38. Jucksch is now six days
away from taking the conch from the immortal Dick George atop our
season-long Beat the Streak Leaderboard.

Perhaps more importantly, Jucksch is still ignoring me and my e-mail,
likely — and understandably — in fear of jinxing his impressive run.

This brings up an interesting internal dilemma:

Given the historical data and precedent, it’s unlikely Jucksch will
actually Beat the Streak. I mean, I don’t mean to be the Debbie Downer
here but I’ve read this story too many times and have seen how this one
turns out. Just ask Ian Kay.

So unless this somehow transforms into one of those mind-blowing “Choose
Your Own Adventure” books I was obsessed with as a 10-year-old,
Jucksch’s 15 minutes of (relative) fame is squarely on the clock.

Which brings us to the dilemma: Should Jucksch accept his likely fate
and decide to play nice in the sandbox with me and respond to my e-mail
while his story is still relatively relevant?

Or, should he go for the gold, keep up his mime impression and laugh at the face of the several jinxes before him?

Only time will tell.

Time for Thursday’s picks

Oh, hello there …

? Buster Posey: 21-game hitting streak; has never faced Marlins starter Anibal Sanchez

? Nyjer Morgan: .563 AVG (9-for-16) lifetime vs. Braves starter Derek Lowe

? Raul Ibanez: .350 AVG (7-for-20) lifetime vs. D-backs starter Joe Saunders

? Chipper Jones: .464 AVG (13-for-28) lifetime vs. Nationals starter Scott Olsen

? Cristian Guzman: .571 AVG (8-for-14) lifetime vs. Braves starter Derek Lowe

? Troy Tulowitzki: .545 AVG (6-for-11) lifetime vs. Pirates starter Paul Maholm


Feeling kinda spicy?

? Alberto Gonzalez: .455 AVG (5-for-11) lifetime vs. Braves starter Derek Lowe

You’ll thank me later …

? Troy Glaus: .167 AVG (2-for-12) lifetime vs. Nationals starter Scott Olsen

? Chone Figgins: .067 AVG (1-for-15) last five years vs. White Sox starter Freddy Garcia

? Nick Markakis: .222 AVG (2-for-9) lifetime vs. Royals starter Kyle Davies

Leaderboard time!

A full nine games behind Juksch is “Grumps1945″, who is sitting pretty with a 29-game streak.

If 1945 represents the year Grumps was born, that most likely makes him
65-years-old. My dad is right around that age and the thought that he’d
be able to dominate this game at this juncture is borderline
mind-blowing to me. So keep it up Grumps!

Top MLB streakers

? Buster Posey: 21 games

? Nelson Cruz: 16 games

? Scott Podsednik: 15 games

? Justin Upton: 13 games

? Michael Cuddyer: 13 games

? Matt Holliday: 13 games 

Beat the Streak Report: Wednesday, July 28

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Ichiro Suzuki entered Tuesday night in a 2-for-16 slump. He’s hitting an uncharacteristically low .221 for July.

Clearly the man is in a funk.

Clearly this did not reasonate with our streakers.

13.6 percent of the streak galaxy selected Ichiro for the day and 13.6
percent of the galaxy now has the same streak as my nanna.

Nanna doesn’t know how to use a computer.

Of course, the big news coming out of Tuesday’s festivities is that
MLB.com’s Ian Kay watched his 29-game streak link arms with Crystal
Clear Pepsi, grape-flavored Gushers and WWF Superstars Ice Cream Bars
and spiral into the abyss.

Kay’s streak is now swimming in the River of Styx after Carlos Gonzalez went 0-for-3 vs. Zach Duke of the Pirates.

Says Kay, “I can’t believe I broke the Golden Rule — always select an elite player”.

Ian, I’m just so, so, so, SO sorry. Considering you weren’t eligible for
the $3,000,000 prize to begin with, you really took the “if a tree
falls in a forest” metaphor to a whole new level.

Time for Wednesday’s picks

Oh, hello there ...

? Michael Cuddyer: 12-game hitting streak; .409 AVG (9-for-22) lifetime vs. Royals starter Brian Bannister

? Robinson Cano: .389 AVG (7-for-18) lifetime vs. Indians starter Fausto Carmona

? Adam Dunn: .409 AVG (9-for-22) lifetime vs. Braves starter Tim Hudson

? Michael Young: .500 AVG (5-for-10) lifetime vs. Athletics starter Trevor Cahill

Feeling kinda spicy?

? Maicer Izturis: .370 AVG (10-for-27) lifetime vs. Red Sox starter Josh Beckett

You’ll thank me later …

? Ian Kinsler: .091 AVG (1-for-11) lifetime vs. Athletics starter Trevor Cahill

? Ryan Zimmerman: .143 AVG (4-for-28) lifetime vs. Braves starter Tim Hudson

? Kevin Youkilis: .200 AVG (3-for-15) lifetime vs. Angels starter Joel Pineiro

Leaderboard time!

Kay may have fallen on his streak sword, but our leader –
“richard.jucksch” — is cruising with a 37-gamer after Robinson Cano’s
eighth-inning double.

I legitimately think Jucksch has a chance here. He’s 20 days away from
the big bucks and continues to ignore my e-mail, thus saving himself
from the BTS jinx.

You may have won this round, Jucksch. But I got some tricks up my sleeve.

Let’s dance.

Top MLB streakers

? Buster Posey: 20 games

? Nelson Cruz: 15 games

? Scott Podsednik: 14 games

? Justin Upton: 13 games

? Michael Cuddyer: 12 games

? Matt Holliday: 12 games 

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