It is a bit of a somber day here at Streaking In Public. A second consecutive failed double down plus the end of my 30+ PRA streak leaves me with a sullen disposition. Add to that the return of the daily dose of failure that is Streak For The Cash and I am downright melancholy. No sense skulking about though, it's a new month which means new possibilities! It is tough to incorporate sarcasm into the written word.
Matt Carpenter hit the nail on the head while Devon Travis shit the bed. In a game where neither starter got to the fourth inning, Travis put up a disappointing 0-for-4. Therefore I won't be doubling down on Beat the Streak today. Instead, I'll be going with just the solo selection of Chicago's Starlin Castro. The Cubs have a day game against the lowly Brewers and Wily Peralta. Wily has been more Wile E. this season as have the entire Milwaukee team. That is of course when they aren't busy destroying my streak picks.
Might as well kill two birds with one stone on Streak For The Cash. I may not be doubling down in Beat The Streak but I am doubling down on the Cubs in this column. Ace Jon Lester takes the bump for the North Siders. He's had a rough go of it in his first NL season but the Brewers should be the tonic to cure his ills. But if should be's were I'd be a millionaire so let's move on.
DeAndre Jordan came as close as he could to extending my 30+ PRA streak without doing so. He recorded 15 points and 14 rebounds last night as the Clippers staved off elimination again and forced a Game 7 Saturday against San Antonio. You couldn't get one fucking assist DeAndre? Not a kick out or a simple dump off or anything? I am hoping to start the streak back up tonight with Brooklyn's Brook Lopez. The Nets have taken the Hawks' best shot yet are still standing with the chance to force a Game 7. Either way I have to believe the Hawks get through to the second round either way. HAPPY STREAKING EVERYBODY!!
Image Credits: Castro BTS (mlb.com), Streak pick (espn.com), Lopez DTTF (nba.com)