Outside of some ill-timed scoring (or lack thereof) from Jonathan Toews, yesterday went pretty well here on Streaking In Public. It isn't exactly a red star, but I ended the day on a winning streak on Streak for the Cash. Pair that up with me finally breaking a five day funk on Beat the Streak and my complaints will be kept to a minimum. Let's light this candle.
I have learned my lesson in using a player no matter the matchup for days on end on Beat the Streak. However, I can't deny myself the use of Bryce Harper again today when he is facing Milwaukee's Matt Garza. The two have no history or anything like that, but I have a pretty solid track record of getting hits against the well traveled right hander. As you can see from the handy graphics above, I'll also be doubling down today. DJ LeMahieu has quietly had himself quite a season thus far and takes on David Phelps and the Marlins. DJ was 3-for-3 against DP in their only other encounter. I just need a 1-for-5 as an encore.
Streak for the Cash is going to take me to some off the beaten path places today with World Cup qualifiers in both the AFC and CONCACAF. Firstly, I virtually head to Qatar (the provisional home of the 2022 World Cup) for an Asian Federation qualifier between North Korea and Yemen. This is horrible. I should never have to root for North Korea. It is just that they're facing Yemen. Who the hell has Yemen ever beat? North Korea made the 2010 World Cup. Yemen lost sixteen international matches in a row between 2012 and 2013. Kim Jong's boys for the W3 please. After that, I'll be going to the Caribbean for a CONCACAF contest between El Salvador and St. Kitts and Nevis. SK & N does wonders against Turks & Caicos, but this is El Salvador. The El Salvadorians have held their own against CONCACAF's best and their opponent today is far from the best. There is a reason it is 10 AM and it is still 100% El Salvador on the Streak Board.
I'll be combining my last SFTC pick with my Drive to the Finals pick tonight as it is do or die for the Golden State Warriors. They were able to win a prop bet for me in Game 3, but were unable to turn the series in their favor. I'll need at least six second half threes from them (or Cleveland tonight) for my potential red star. Stephen Curry will need some threes of his own to make up for the fade job he's done thus far in the Finals. The Chef needs to show his MVP form this evening in Cleveland or it may be curtains for the Warriors. Even though the last six teams in these playoffs to lose Game 3 of a 1-1 series have gone on to win, it is not looking like the NBA brass is going to let LeBron go down without a fight. HAPPY STREAKING EVERYBODY!!!!
Image Credits: Harper/LeMahieu BTS (mlb.com), Streak picks (espn.com), Curry DTTF (nba.com)