Sleepless in Seattle, no more.
An incredible, stupendous, fantastic, ridiculous, tell-your-little-brother 26.2 percent of all Beat the Streakers put their hopes and dreams in the hands of the man they call Ichiro. And boy, did it pay off.
Lattes were flying, rain was pouring, Tom Hanks and Meg Ryan were awkwardly laughing and somewhere Shawn Kemp and Gary Payton were smiling, as Ichiro rewarded their astounding faith by going 3-for-5.
In fact, it was pretty much Candyland across the board for our Streakers, as the top six choices for the day each compiled hits, which extended the streaks of almost 50 percent of our users alone.
Dustin Pedroia ended the most streaks with an 0-for-2 performance against Brett Cecil and Co., but that only accounted for 2.4 percent of our Streakers.
So pump your fist, shake your tail-feather and let it ride. (Almost) all of us are one step closer to that all-you-can-eat Red Lobster buffet.
Let’s check out Thursday’s picks.
Oh, hello there …
- Matt Holliday: .538 AVG (7-for-13) lifetime vs. Braves starter Jair Jurrjens
- Magglio Ordonez: .429 AVG (6-for-14) lifetime vs. Twins starter Carl Pavano
- Billy Butler: .429 AVG (6-for-14) lifetime vs. Rays starter Matt Garza
- Adam LaRoche: .400 AVG (6-for-15) lifetime vs. Cubs starter Ted Lilly
- Yuniesky Betancourt: .500 AVG (5-for-10) lifetime vs. Rays starter Matt Garza
Feeling kinda spicy?
- Laynce Nix: .417 AVG (5-for-12) lifetime vs. Astros starter Roy Oswalt. Care to do the dance of joy with Roy? Didn’t think so.
- Omar Infante: .667 AVG (4-for-6) lifetime vs. Cardinals starter Adam Wainwright. You don’t get bonus points for riskiness, folks.
You’ll thank me later …
- Adrian Gonzalez: .226 AVG (7-for-31) lifetime vs. Brewers starter Doug Davis
- Vladimir Guerrero: .222 AVG (4-for-18) lifetime vs. White Sox starter Gavin Floyd
The fab five is intact.
Yesterday’s top five all survived, as four of them picked Ichiro to extend their streaks to 25. Amazingly, user “kot2” put his humongous streak in the hands of Derek Jeter, who’s pretty much been the bane of all Streakers’ existence this season; I like your style. With that said, the following five are now 43.9 percent on their way to the big bucks:
Top MLB streakers