Yesterday was one of the crummier days I've had on Streaking In Public in quite a while. If it weren't for the mulligan I had at my disposal on Beat the Streak, I'd probably still be recovering from the alcohol induced coma I would have put myself in. It wasn't all bad though. I had to verify my e-mail on Streak for the Cash because I am doing such amazing work.
Yesterday was my first failed double down since I started pairing folks with Adrian Gonzalez everyday. I'll rattle down the laundry list of successes in this venture: Dee Gordon (SIP 109,116), Jose Altuve (110), Lucas Duda (111), Pablo Sandoval (112), Miguel Cabrera (113), Josh Donaldson (114), Matt Carpenter (115), and Bryce Harper (117). With all those guys, the man to ruin it for me was all-world Mike Trout. Trout went 0-for-3 against the abysmal Kyle Kendrick. I knew I should have went with Johnny Giavotella. Nevertheless, since my streak was between 10 and 15 I have been granted clemency by the Streak gods. I won't let that go for naught I will trot out the once tried and true pairing of Adrian Gonzalez and Miguel Cabrera. Gonzalez takes on the Marlins and Jarred Cosart while Cabrera will face Ricky Nolasco and the Twins. Gonzalez has never faced Cosart, but the Marlins' righty has been mediocre in his last two starts. Nolasco, well he's been mediocre....4......life. (cue the nWo Rockhouse music)
Over on Streak for the Cash, I am continuing my second best run in Streak history after my W14 was senselessly slaughtered by the San Diego Chargers in October 2014. The Pirates easily disposed of in-state rivals Philadelphia and I had my second W12 ever. Today, I am taking a gamble with the recently rocky Mets. Injuries and offensive ineptitude have hit the NL East leaders like a ton of bricks. But, it's Harvey day. I am hoping the Dark Knight of Flushing can propel the Metsies past the Cubbies, even if it is in a pitcher's duel with Jason Hammel.
The less said about my Drive to the Finals entry the better. I thought Marcin Gortat's 11 PRA was going to be the low point for me in this game. Timofey Mozgov said (in more than likely the most broken English imaginable) "Fuck that!" The bruising seven footer registered a miserable 7 PRA last night against the Bulls. He went 0-for-7 from the floor. I didn't think it was possible for a seven footer to miss seven shots unless they were all free throws (ba-da-ting!) I don't think I've seen a person that tall miss that many consecutive shots in my life. I am really trying to rack my brain for an instance. I've seen plenty of shitbums come and go in the NBA but this just takes the cake. The worst thing about this though? He'll probably get a double-double in Game 6 and I'll be Cavs-less going into the Eastern Conference Finals. That'll be because I still have dumb faith in the Bulls and will be picking LeBron tomorrow (ALREADY TOO LATE SPOILER ALERT!!) As for today, Zach Randolph should get 7 PRA by the end of the first quarter and make me forget about the slovenly dud of a pick I made the day before. HAPPY STREAKING EVERYBODY!!
Image Credits: Gonzalez/Cabrera BTS (mlb.com), Streak pick (espn.com), Randolph DTTF (nba.com)