It may be one of my least favorite songs to play in Rock Band, but hell...this train kept a-rollin' all night long. Maybe that is the key to all this. Maybe I should just wait until the last possible moment to make my picks. Nah! Superstition smuperstition. Yesterday's late night Streaking In Public was fun with another successful double down and an RKO outta nowhere in the form of a 39 PRA from Michael Carter-Williams. All three trailing teams (Milwaukee, Brooklyn, & Portland) staved off elimination last night so that provides me some very juicy offerings in the coming days. Let's get to today's picks though!
Miguel Cabrera and Leonys Martin may have just recorded one hit last night each, but that was enough for my second consecutive two-fer on Beat the Streak. I'll be doubling down again today with a familiar face and one that will surely become a staple of SIP. Dee Gordon has already been a two time selection (SIP 90 & 92) in 2015 and has produced both times for me. His partner in double down arms today is Seattle's Nelson Cruz. Both pitchers face favorable matchups in their respective games. Cruz draws Texas' Ross Detwiler. Detwiler has yet to get in the win column for the Rangers with a miserable 10.95 ERA and a troubling 5 to 7 K/BB ratio. My main man Gordon gets Mets call-up Rafael Montero. Montero has shown flashes that he belongs in the big leagues, but even at his best is prone to give up hits in bunches.
After going against the nation last night with Michael Carter-Williams, I am conforming to the norm with my selection of Monta Ellis this evening. His 29% selection rate is the highest for the day among Drive To The Finals players. Ellis registered a 40 PRA in the Mavs' last game to keep their postseason alive. However, I think Houston should close it out tonight. If there is anything I know about a Rick Carlisle coached team though, they won't go into that good night quietly. HAPPY STREAKING EVERYBODY!!
Image Credits: Cruz/Gordon BTS (mlb.com), Ellis DTTF (nba.com)