Los Angeles Dodgers Beat the Streak selections — April 27

LOS ANGELES, CA - OCTOBER 25: Corey Seager (Photo by Sean M. Haffey/Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - OCTOBER 25: Corey Seager (Photo by Sean M. Haffey/Getty Images) /

The Los Angeles Dodgers start a new series up in San Francisco against the Giants and our Beat the Streak rolls right along.

Right when you thought the Los Angeles Dodgers had flipped the script on an ugly start to the season the team went and lost two out of three to the worst team in baseball, the Miami Marlins. Who, rather ironically, won its series of the young season by beating the Dodgers.

Although the struggling Dodgers had an off day on Thursday, our struggling Beat the Streak series continues onto Friday night. With the Dodger bats being so unpredictable, we have been unable to render a large streak after opening the series off with an eight-game hitting streak.

However, one of us enters Friday’s contest with a streak in the beginning phase. Trust me, I promise this time this streak will last. Hopefully.

Wednesday’s picks:

On Wednesday, Sarah went with an unusual pick in Max Muncy. Muncy was called up to the Dodgers after Logan Forsythe hit the DL and enjoyed a hot start. However, since the hot start, Muncy has leveled back out to that of a minor league player. Muncy was unable to register a hit in one at-bat, so Sarah’s streak remains at zero.

I went with slugger Cody Bellinger on Wednesday after he went hitless in the game prior against the Marlins. Bellinger delivered on my pick with a 2-5 performance, extending my streak to a modest two games.

Sarah’s pick (Current streak: Zero): Corey Seager

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My pick for tonight is Corey Seager. My reason for picking him isn’t based off stats, like we try to do here, but because of something else; it’s his birthday today. Last week, Joc Pederson homered on his birthday, and I believe some more birthday magic could be in store for the Dodgers tonight.

On the more quantifiable side of things, Seager is far overdue for a hot streak. The two losses against Miami were tough for the Dodgers and, if you ask me, completely avoidable. This offense just needs to get going. We’ve been saying that for weeks, and each week we have to say it is accompanied by a little more worry. Seager is one of the best, most constant hitters in this lineup, but that hasn’t been there this year.

If the Dodgers are able to give Ryu some run support tonight, they have a pretty good chance of beating the Giants tonight.

Jason’s pick: (Current streak: Two): Chris Taylor

If you have been keeping up with this series you know my usual trend for selecting which Dodger is going to get a hit; pick a hitter that did bad the game prior. Therefore, using stats, we can conclude that the same player will register a hit in the next game.

Chris Taylor went 0-5 in the contest against the Marlins. At his best, Taylor is a .300 hitter that can smoke balls into left field. While he may not be that thus far this year, we do know that Taylor is good for at least two hits in every 10 at-bats; at least that is what his batting average indicates.

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Thus, if the leadoff man gets four at-bats he should be guaranteed at least one hit. If he gets 10 at-bats, he should be guaranteed two. Of course, it doesn’t always work out that perfect, but it is worth a shot.