After yesterday's clinic in failure, I will be taking a sabbatical from Streak for the Cash until the end of April. If not for the heroics of Teal Bunbury, it would have been even worse. I can't even look at the Streak page right now for fear that I may wretch. You should have no fear though fair reader as I have two more games to keep Streaking In Public afloat while SFTC rots in temporary exile. Let's proceed.
An unwelcome addition to my cavalcade of incompetence yesterday was an 0-for-4 from Mike Trout on Beat the Streak. That was made worse by the fact that only one other starter, utility outfielder Matt Joyce, went hitless against Houston's Scott Feldman. Therefore I start off Patriot Day with a streak of zero, but not without a plan. Well, the plan is to just pick the top two guys on the board. It isn't anything too intricate. Adam Jones of Baltimore and Miguel Cabrera of Detroit are my double down picks for the evening/morning. I make that slashing caveat at the end since Jones is in Boston for the annual Patriot Day game coinciding with the Boston Marathon. Justin Masterson is on the mound for the home team and has been a bit erratic, to be kind, early on. I expect Jones to get a couple knocks off of him in a highly offense laden contest. Miguel Cabrera draws the pitcher formerly known as C.C. Sabathia and the Yankees tonight. Carsten Charles is starting to get his groove back in terms of strikeouts versus walks but he is still very hittable. Miguel Cabrera likes hittable pitchers very much. Look for him to build on his .426 average under the lights in Detroit.
Over on Drive to the Finals, I am not going out on much of a limb with today's pick. After taking the high scorer yesterday (LaMarcus Aldridge), I am hoping for similar results from Anthony Davis. The Brow tied Stephen Curry for the high tally on the Playoffs' opening day even after a slow start. Now that he got the playoff jitters out of his system, I expect him to further terrorize Andrew Bogut and Draymond Green in Game Two. With just two games on tonight's slate, now was the time to pick Davis. The Pellies getting in the playoffs in the West was a great story, but I don't see them lasting more than the minimum against Golden State. HAPPY STREAKING EVERYBODY!!
Image Credits: Jones/Cabrera BTS (mlb.com), Davis DTTF (nba.com)