Ladies and gentlemen, your NEW undisputed, uncontested undefeated and untied BTS season leader … Mr. Steve Summer.
Ichiro came through yet again for our main man last night, advancing Steve to 42 games with a single in five at-bats against Jerome Williams and the Angels.
Only 14 other players have reached 42 games in nearly 11 seasons of BTS play, and one more correct selection would vault Steve into a tie for eighth place all-time in this here Streaking game.
Of course, no Streaker has ever reached the mythical land of 56 games — a mark Steve could challenge as early as Sept. 13. That is, if the stars align, the tea leaves are favorable and Ichiro keeps on hitting.
(Make a BTS pick)
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Melky Cabrera: .545 (6-for-11) since ’06 vs. Tigers starter Rick Porcello
Pablo Sandoval: .400 (6-for-15) since ’06 vs. Cubs starter Rodrigo Lopez
Starlin Castro: .444 (4-for-9) since ’06 vs. Giants starter Madison Bumgarner
Joey Votto: .444 (4-for-9) since ’06 vs. Phillies starter Cliff Lee
Andre Ethier: .385 (5-for-13) since ’06 vs. Padres starter Wade LeBlanc
Feeling kinda spicy?
Miguel Cairo: .571 (8-for-14) since ’06 vs. Phillies starter Cliff Lee
Matt Diaz: .533 (8-for-15) since ’06 vs. Astros starter J.A. Happ
Casey Blake: .417 (5-for-12) since ’06 vs. Padres starter Wade LeBlanc
You’ll thank me later
Mark Teixeira: .182 (8-for-44) since ’06 vs. Red Sox starter Josh Beckett
Erick Aybar: .175 (7-for-40) since ’06 vs. Mariners starter Felix Hernandez
Matt Holliday: .200 (5-for-25) since ’06 vs. Brewers starter Randy Wolf
Matt Kemp: .100 (1-for-10) since ’06 vs. Padres starter Wade LeBlanc
Jose Tabata: .100 (1-for-10) since ’06 vs. Astros starter J.A. Happ
Top MLB Streakers
David Ortiz: 13 games
Brandon Phillips: 13 games
Mike Moustakas: 13 games
J.J. Hardy: 13 games
Ichiro Suzuki: 13 games
David Wright: (11 home runs this season) vs. Marlins starter Chris Volstad