I've decided to start treating my streaks like Hydra: cut off one head and two take its place. I've had to get the ax out on Beat the Streak. Let's hope it won't be until July that I have to start swinging at my Streak For The Cash entry.
Jason Kipnis may have scored the winning run in Cleveland's victory over Kansas City last night, but he was still a loser in my book. He went 0-for-4 against Jeremy Guthrie and the Royals pen and ended my streak at nine. Therefore due to my new mantra, I'll be doubling down this afternoon. The Red Sox play a doubleheader today against the Twins. I will be taking Dustin Pedroia, for the first time since SIP 88, to continue his ownership of Twins starter Phil Hughes in the first half of that twin bill. The Laser Show is a .342 lifetime hitter against Hughes with five home runs and three doubles. He has also struck out just four times in 38 career showdowns. Paul Goldschmidt gets a rare early start time (3:40 ET) as his Diamondbacks take on Mike Foltynewicz and the Atlanta Braves. Goldschmidt has been white hot lately hitting .488 with five home runs in his last 12 games. Even though there is no history between him and the Atlanta starter (didn't feel like writing that last name again), there is about to be an ugly start to it.
Although I was done in by an Indian in one game, I'll be relying on them in the other today. The Astros fell behind 4-0 real quick to the Orioles yesterday. However, they made up that deficit just as swiftly and eventually went on to a 6-4 victory brandishing me with a W2 on Streak for the Cash. Corey Kluber has been snakebitten in his follow-up to winning the AL Cy Young Award last year. As the Tribe scratch back to .500, they are going to need to take advantage when their ace gets matched up with someone like Jason Vargas. HAPPY STREAKING EVERYBODY!!!
Image Credits: Pedroia/Goldschmidt BTS (mlb.com), Streak pick (espn.com)