I was all ready to wake up this morning and write an "All Good Things Must Come To An End" type article. Right before I fell asleep last night, I saw on the front page of ESPN that Jake Peavy was carrying a no-hitter into the eighth inning. My second pick of the day, Jonathan Lucroy, was of course facing Peavy and the Giants. I had already viewed the box score of the second game of the doubleheader between the White Sox and Tigers. It had been confirmed that I had indeed picked the wrong half of the twin bill for J.D. Martinez. He had one hit against the much more formidable Chris Sale but wasn't able to get a float in the hit parade against Chris Bassitt in game two. So I drifted off into dream land, assured that my double 0-fer had nullified my mulligan and brought me back down to zero. I woke up to this delight (as well as my cat's ass in my face).
If I am picking just one game today to round up my August, it is going to be Arsenal. The Gunners showed their mettle last week in coming back against Everton. They showed it even more in holding off Besiktas midweek while down to ten men. Though the Foxes of Leicester City have been plucky early, I think Arsenal can eke out a positive result away from the Emirates Stadium. Eking a green out is exactly what Ohio State did for me yesterday. The Buckeyes struggled mightily against Navy for three quarters and change. Two late scores however turned the tides and gave THE Ohio State University a comfortable 17 point victory and me a W4. That W4 is only 1/7 what our Streak Leader FTAJR31 has put together. This pompous prick continues to pick and hit. He didn't exactly go out on a limb yesterday with LSU but a win is a win. Does he go for a W30 today? That is quite the exclusive club on SFTC with only a handful of members. It is almost as exclusive as the Bleeding Your Colors Streak for the Cash group which currently sits at a membership of three. Change that! Join "We Going Streaking" (password is dundies) and taunt myself, Al, and Derek as we flounder from month to month and you flourish. We'll probably only call you a turd sandwich once. OK, maybe twice.
Image Credits: Altuve/Puig (mlb.com), Streak picks (espn.com)