The scars still haven't fully healed from the carnage that Allen Thomas Craig rained down upon me. In my time of mourning, I once again missed out on another Beat the Streak in a Day contest. I should have checked the schedule. Oh well. This September for real life baseball is going to be great. This September for fantasy baseball is going to be the polar opposite. For that reason, I'll be making just one pick a day for the remainder of the season. Today's pick is Pittsburgh's Josh Harrison. The surprise All-Star has been one of the main reasons Pittsburgh has turned around what could have been a lost season. He is second in the NL in batting average at .314. He has also been on fire the past ten games, getting hits in nine of them and multiple hits six times. He has yet to face Felix Doubront in his short career but I don't think the Cubs lefty will be able to extinguish the en fuego outfielder. The former Red Sox pitcher's 1.55 WHIP supports my thoughts. But what do I know, I thought Doubront was going to be a surprise All-Star himself this year.
Today is the first of two consecutive $10,000 stunt days on ESPN's Streak for the Cash. If you've never participated in a Streak stunt before, let me explain it to you real quick. The longest uninterrupted streak of the day will earn you $10,000 and put you dangerously close to the coveted stash. Most stunt days are won with streaks between 12 and 18. With the Streak Stash at 25, one good stunt day can bring you to the brink. The Streakmaster and company have put a whopping 50 picks on the board today giving everybody ample opportunity to inflate their streak. I may not go after the stunt money, though I should, but here are three picks that I am making for sure. The USA to score 15 points in the first quarter against Mexico? Easy pickings. Missouri to score in the first quarter against Toledo? Where do I sign? An AL Central team with their ace on the mound? Works for me. I'm sure I'll pepper a few more picks over the course of this fine Saturday. It'll be fun to see if a stunt streak can get to 20 today. HAPPY STREAKING Y'ALL! (I immediately regret that y'all. Sincerest apologies.)
Image Credits; Josh Harrison (mlb.com), Streak picks (espn.com)