Even though I spent quite a bit of money in it this past weekend, I don't think the state of Pennsylvania is very fond of me. It could be penance for my disgusting urinary habits. For the second consecutive day, my Keystone state duo has left my streak a big red zero. Andrew McCutchen did the honors this time with an 0-for-3 against Brandon Workman and the Red Sox. I don't have to worry about picking just two players to get hits today though. I have to worry about 57 of these fine gentleman finding their way to first (or beyond) via a base hit. For the first time since I started this, I am not autopicking my selections for today. As you can obviously tell, this eclectic group of ballplayers was made with supreme attention to metrics, calculations, and trends. Either that or I just picked one or more guys from each team and hope that no no-hitters are thrown in the games. Unfortunately for myself, my beloved Dodgers were not on the table since they had a day game against the Cubs. I say unfortunately because as of press time every Dodgers starter has a hit and LA is up two touchdowns to a field goal against Chicago's lovable losers. This offensive barrage got Clayton Kershaw out of a rare bind as he gave up three first inning runs for the first time since the Rutherford B. Hayes presidency. I will DEFINITELY be live tweeting my results (@TREVORutley) for all these players over the course of the evening since I (or should I say my posterior) bailed on the previous time. Good luck to all participating and hopefully one of us is 5.6 million dollars richer tomorrow morning.
I am incompetent. I could have been coming into today with a W4 and a chance at another red star. Instead I look at a dreadful streak board hoping that I have a chance at that shiny star tomorrow. Celtic and the Falcons took care of business as the bread of my streak sandwich yesterday. The meat went bad however as I totally spaced on picking the 14+ Europa League goal prop for 3:05. You would think someone who writes articles about their streak picks for the day would, you know, fucking remember what they were going to pick and when. Welcome to the nightmare that is my pea brain. Time to move on. The only game that remotely intrigued me on today's docket was one of the last one's on it pitting two of the Dodgers' NL West compatriots, San Francisco and Whale's Vagina, against one another. This is a scary one since the Fathers are at home, a place where starting pitcher Odrisamer Despaigne thrives. He is 2-1 at Petco Park with a 2.11 ERA. In contrast, he is 1-6 with a 5.31 ERA outside of San Diego's spacious confines. He also twirled seven innings of shutout baseball against the Giants in San Francisco. I have faith in Tim Hudson to even the Cuban's record at 2-2 at home and give me a W4 in the process. Oh shit, I better go lock the pick in before I forget. Wait, the graphic above shows I have already done that. I'm such a dud. HAPPY STREAKING EVERYBODY!!
Image Credits: BTS Contest Chart (mlb.com), Streak pick (espn.com)