Rays’ winning streak or Jordan Walker’s hitting streak?

best team in baseball One of the hottest hitters this young season, but also a young hot hitter on his own 12-game streak, so I thought it would be fun to debate whose feat is more impressive: Tampa Bay Rays ’12-game win streakOr St. Louis Cardinals rookie Jordan Walker’s 12-game hitting streak?

2023 mlb The season has featured a few constants, and while short games are definitely here to stay, we’ll soon get a game in which the Rays lose or Walker goes hitless. This sounds like a question announcers would serve Tony Kornheiser and Michael Wilbon on PTI, so I’ll phrase it as such. (I apologize if they’ve already done that. I haven’t watched much of that program in the last decade, and the last time I did was when Wilbon went full-on hardcore.) Patrick Kane’s departure From his beloved Blackhawks.)

OK, let’s get started, and allow me to apologize now if this sucks, but it looks like it could be fun.

Here’s how it could play out on PTI

MW: Tony, that’s not even a question. This is Tampa. I hate the Cardinals, so I was never going to pick Jordan Walker in the first place. However, we are 12 games into the season, and the Rays’ run differential is +65.

That’s better than the four playoff teams from the year before, including the Phillies, that went to the World Series. I know it has no bearing on what we’re debating, but it sounds impressive when I hear it shouted. Tampa is better than last year’s World Series runner-up!

Vaccines: First of all, I commend you for admitting your bias, even though the last time you went to Wrigley you were met with chants of “Akron Hates You”. Second, you failed to mention that we have seen teams get off to great starts like this with our own eyes. We’re dilapidated now, but we were still considered old when Milwaukee and Atlanta started 13-0 in 1987 and ’82respectively.

Neither of us were alive — maybe you were — the last time a rookie recorded a hit in the first 12 games of a season-slash career in his big league career. ,puts on glasses to read figures* The last player to do so was Eddie Murphy of the Philadelphia Athletics in 1912.

Mike, that tells me it’s an extremely difficult thing to do, and certainly harder than beating the teams that Tampa has played.

MW:Ok, I read you two stat lines, and you tell me which is better: .340/.377/.720 with 17 hits, four home runs, and 12 RBI, or .319/.360/. .489 including 15 hits, two homers and eight RBIs. is the second walker, is the first wander franco, So Tampa not only has the better record – St. Louis has 5-7 and Walker is one of the few players to hit for that team – he also has the hottest bat.

Vaccines: We are not comparing teams but if you want to compare competition we can. Tampa wins at Detroit (2-9), Wash.Washington (4-9), Oakland (3-9), and Boston (5-7). This is an overall record of 14–34. They are crushing minor league teams and pitching that Walker was crushing a year ago.

The Cardinals right fielder has faced Atlanta, Milwaukee, Toronto and Colorado. They are a combined 30–20, and three of those clubs are projected to be playoff teams. I don’t know if I can be more pissed off, so I’ll pass this up to you and wait for the next topic to complain about.

MW: Umm, I’m out of numbers. can we have a bell State Boy, Irate, Really? are you there How are you, narrator? No, just an internet writer in charge of my tasks. Oh god, it’s only a matter of time before he says something to me-

“Hi, I’m Michael Wilbon, and I love the Cubs and Northwestern, and everything Chicago, including Patrick Kane. My favorite player ever. I’m not going to mention his off-ice problems or the problem with that franchise. I just want to talk about the Stanley Cup and the parade.”

Annndddddd, I think I’ve taken it as far as I want.