If a player hits in 12 straight games, takes six months off, then hits in 13 straight games, is that a hitting streak?
Major League Baseball now thinks so. David Wright now has the Mets club record with a 25–game hit streak. He clubbed two singles last night during the Mets 8–2 demolition fo the marlins.
Technically relegated to second place are Piazza’s 1999 24–game streak and Hubie Brook’s 1984 streak. Both happened during the course of a single season.
The good thing about Wright is he doesn’t care about a hitting streak and is more concerned about how many guys he has left on base this season. So far, he’s only hitting .214 with runners in scoring position. And of course, no home runs yet. April’s freakish weather has caused a league-wide power outage, it seems. We have a spate of good weather ahead the next week so we’l lsee if that excuse holds water, so to speak.
As for Hubie, break out the asteriks. The streak still stands.