Yesterday didn't go so well. (What a shock.) Jose Abreu and Robbie Cano both put up identical 0-for-4's for me keeping my zero streak intact. Cano's Mariners didn't help my cause in Streak for the Cash either but I'll get to that shortly. Today I got with a pair of hitters with identical .295 batting averages, Mike...I'm sorry Giancarlo Stanton and Kole Calhoun. Stanton is white hot right now and faces a pitcher in Miles Mikolas who is suffering from pitching hypothermia. This will of course result in Stanton not homering and getting a four strikeout golden sombrero. As for Kole Calhoun, he has just three at-bats against Sox starter Allen Webster but has hits in two of those. The way Boston has been pitching lately coupled with the way Calhoun has been making contact makes this a no-brainer double down. At this stage of the game I have no choice but to double down. Usually after a combined 0-for-8 debacle like I incurred yesterday I would have just went with a solo pick. With only a month and a half left in the season though, I don't really have that luxury anymore if I want to win the grand prize. Wait, me win something? BAHAHAHABHBAHAHBBAHAHAHAHA!!!!!
It was mixed results in my Streak for the Cash musings yesterday. Chelsea put it into cruise control en route to covering the 2+ goal victory prop while my attempt to reach a measly two streak failed as the Mariners were double putrid in a loss to the putrid Phillies. Seattle is getting dangerously close to becoming a member of the "I Hate You Entirely Because Of Streak For The Cash" Hall of Fame. I will post the list probably in the coming weeks of the Hall's current members. For today however, I am making just the one Streak selection. I have the same time crunch problem as I do with Beat the Streak but with SFTC I can make as many as five picks in a day in some instances so if I am not really feeling anything on the board I will just make one pick and hope tomorrow provides a more fruitful bounty. That one pick today is the Kansas City Royals and "Big Game" James Shields taking their run of great form into Colorado to face the Rockies and "Nickname Pending" Tyler Matzek. When I usually stick to one pick in a day I win at roughly a 65-70% clip. It is when I get greedy that bad things happen. Like a playoff contender losing to Jerome Fucking Williams. Until tomorrow Streakers, let me be your guide to take a different path!
Image Credits: Stanton/Calhoun (mlb.com), Streak pick (espn.com)