The rough seas continue to rock the SS Streaking In Public, but they haven't sunk me just yet. The end of the month is closing in fast, so I need to really turn up the heat to make the very best of it. I'll be cutting back on one game to make room for more work on the other. Let's get to it.
Yesterday saw an end to the short run of Bryce Harper as Adrian Gonzalez's Beat The Streak surrogate. Harper and company were thwarted by a hell of a show by Cole Hamels. I can handle that. What I can't handle is Jose Altuve all of a sudden becoming an instant loss. Yesterday was my fifth time picking the Astros 2B, and after starting off 3-0, he's lost the last two times out for me. I bring back another five timer today as Miguel Cabrera embarks on a solo mission. You gotta crawl before you can walk I guess.
Speaking of crawling, I found myself doing as much through the middle of yesterday on Streak For The Cash. I had high aspirations after the NCAA Lacrosse Championship semi-finals produced the requisite 44 goals to green me off right. Sadly, the second half of that series kept me from taking the Astros at 4:08, a game they eventually won. It would have been a moot point anyhow as the Angels bullpen had a case of the Forgetting How To Get Outskis as the Halos fell to the Red Sox. I thought I was golden with my two UFC 187 picks, but I was just half right. Chris Weidman made quick work of Vitor Belfort, and didn't get the submission I was planning on. However, Daniel Cormier did just that against Anthony "Rumble" Johnson in the main event so that I have a W1 heading into today.
Today I have a four pack of picks that should get me to a red star, if I'm able to get them all in. I'm starting off in the Barclays Premier League with a total goal prop for the season's final day. The total goal prop did right by me yesterday so I am confident that 31+ goals will reach the back of the net over the ten ties at 10 AM. Even if it doesn't happen, who wants to root for a lack of goals? I'm no commie. The afternoon meat of my Sunday Streak sandwich will be two black and orange teams: the Orioles at 1:10 and the Giants at 4:10. The bread on the other side will be the Cavaliers to win by double digits over the Hawks in Game 3 of the Eastern Conference Finals at home. The Hawks look dead in the water and are without Kyle Korver for the remainder of the playoffs. If it keeps up the way it has been for Atlanta, that remainder should just be two more games.
Draymond Green finally snapped a week long funk for me on Drive To The Finals. After Trevor Ariza's 32 PRA last Saturday, it was a sad show as I combined for just 43 PRA over the four subsequent days. Green and the Warriors shellacked the Rockets last night to take a 3-0 series lead and Green shined with 35 PRA. I'll be taking Paul Millsap tonight as the Hawks don't look long for this world against LeBron and the suddenly unstoppable Cavaliers. I guess these were the Hawks we were looking for after all. HAPPY STREAKING EVERYBODY!!!
Image Credits: Cabrera BTS (mlb.com), Streak picks (espn.com), Millsap DTTF (nba.com)