We've hit triple digits today on Streaking In Public. The Big One Double Zero. I can't really fathom that after all this time I am still so atrocious at picking athletes to succeed in these games. I am a bizarro-scout. I can only seem to get the worst out of individuals and teams. Nevertheless, the saga continues...Wu Tang Wu Tang. Sorry, that was just a reflex. Let's get to the picks.
The Reds made both their fans and myself very sad yesterday in losing to the league's worst team, Milwaukee. Fresh off his epic tirade, Bryan Price made a further case to join the ranks of the unemployed by allowing Kevin Gregg not only to still be on the team, but to pitch in big spots regularly. First baseman Joey Votto was the subject of my scorn as he ruined my double down that had a hit (obviously) on the other side with Adrian Gonzalez. After 0-fers from Paul Goldschmidt and now Votto, it is clear I can no longer trust first basemen (at least anyone not named Adrian Gonzalez) on Beat the Streak. Therefore I move one spot over on the infield for some former Yankee on former Yankee warfare. Seattle's Robinson Cano faces off today with Minnesota's Phil Hughes. Hughes is coming off quite the 2014 but this season hasn't produced similar results just yet. I am hoping Cano can make some noise against his former compatriot.
Today I am picking Blake Griffin on Drive to the Finals. It will most certainly backfire on me after his otherworldly performance in Game 2 versus San Antonio. Outside of LaMarcus Aldridge on the second day of the playoffs, I have been picking the wrong guy on the wrong day. Why change a strategy that obviously doesn't work? I feel like Derek Fisher.
I may be on a sabbatical on Streak for the Cash but I could not leave out the game that started this whole column for the hundredth edition. Therefore, I enlisted the help of fellow Streaker and sporadic BYC contributor Alfred deCiutiis to make the pick for me with a bit of insight as well.
AD- "When Bleeding Your Colors came to me for a guest pick, I felt honored at the chance to get them a W1 on Streak For the Cash. Overall my experience with streaking speaks for itself. This month, I have 60 wins to 25 losses. So, let us get straight to the pick. I like the Braves over the Phillies at 7:05pm. The Phillies' offense is atrocious in comparison to the Braves who can at least muster a few runs. For all your streaking advice Bleeding Your Colors is the place to be!"
I appreciate the kind words Al but if you look at the standings of our group We Going Streaking (which you can join with the simple password dundies) each month, I am struggling to get to .500 while you are consistently in the .625-.675 winning percentile. Join the group and just piggy back off what Al does. You'll probably make a bit of coin off it. HAPPY STREAKING EVERYBODY!!
Image Credits: Cano BTS (mlb.com), Griffin DTTF (nba.com), Streak pick (espn.com)