Hey June, don't make it bad. Take some sad picks, and make them better. Remember to let me on to good streaks. Then I can start, to make some money. I got off to the right kind of start to the month with a double shot of wins yesterday. It is dreary outside, but I am hoping to keep it sunny here on Streaking In Public.
Adrian Gonzalez made more than an adequate showing last night for me on Beat The Streak. Gonzalez (4-for-4) and company pummeled Kyle Kendrick and the Rockies to the tune of 18 total hits. Even Clayton Kershaw got in on the act with three base knocks. Every person that came to the plate for the Dodgers got on base with pinch hitter Yasmani Grandal the only one held hitless (he walked). I am hoping a similar performance is in the cards today for the Indians offense as they take on the equally inept Jeremy Guthrie. Guthrie is fresh off a historic pounding at the hands of the Yankees in his last start, going 1+ innings and giving up 11 earned runs on 9 hits. It seriously inflated his poor peripherals but to be frank they were quite poor already. He pitches to contact which should give Jason Kipnis plenty of hit opportunities.
I also began June on a high note on Streak for the Cash. The Cubs made easy work of the Marlins with Jason Hammel's stellar pitching. The NL Central has done right by me in recent months on Streak, but I'm going today with a team no longer in that division. The Houston Astros continue to defy the experts at 32-20, good for the second best record in baseball. They'll send the reliable Collin McHugh to the hill tonight against Baltimore's Mike Wright. Baltimore's pitching has been their problem thus far in 2015, but Wright has been quality in his three starts since his mid-May promotion. This is by no means a slam dunk pick, but I have faith in the 'Stros to eke the game out. Imagining writing that sentence in 2015 still seems weird to me. HAPPY STREAKING EVERYBODY!!!
Image Credits: Kipnis BTS (mlb.com), Streak pick (espn.com)