I had high hopes for yesterday. I had a Beat the Streak stalwart paired up with some solid Streak for the Cash picks. Where did it all go so awry? Did a baseball version of the Monstars come down yesterday afternoon and just drain the ability for certain players to play baseball. Dee Gordon would of course be the Muggsy Bogues in this scenario of talent theft while I am still debating whether or not John Lackey is Shawn Bradley or Larry Johnson. Either way, both were less than stellar last night, leaving me in the red in both endeavors entering today's action.
I've been wary of double downs of late, but I am going to try one today with my two most picked players from 2014: Miguel Cabrera and Jose Altuve. Miggy is 3-2 for me this year, although one of those losses wasn't his fault (the Adrian Gonzalez W14 streak murder). Altuve is making his seventh appearance on SIP thus far, going 4-2 before today. Both are facing quality left handers from Chicago (Jon Lester vs Cabrera, Carlos Rodon vs Altuve) tonight, but have good track records against each. Let's hope my 2014 BTS All-Stars can continue their good work in 2015.
I have no words for what happened last night between the Cardinals and Rockies. Outside of my Monstars reference from the opening paragraph, last night's drubbing left me otherwise speechless. It was 10-0 before I even knew what hit me. I was tempted to just forfeit and try picking a later game but figured if a SIP favorite of mine could get shellacked like that, nobody else stood a chance. Tonight I will be picking the last prop available so that if I fall into a similar pitfall, I have no choice but to just ride it out again. Hopefully the Cavs and Warriors start some fireworks in the second half tonight as Game 3 of the NBA Finals takes place.
Speaking of the NBA Finals, my Drive to the Finals pick tonight makes me physically ill. That is because that pick is none other than J.R. Smith. Don't try to untie anybody's shoes tonight you prick. HAPPY STREAKING EVERYBODY!!!
Image Credits: Cabrera/Altuve BTS (mlb.com), Streak pick (espn.com), Smith DTTF (nba.com)