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Luke Scott snaps 0-for-41 hitless streak with home run

Jul 7, 2012, 9:15 AM EDT

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Luke Scott finally got a hit last night.

After striking out in his first two at-bats against the Indians, Scott connected for a two-run home run off Justin Masterson in the top of the fifth inning. The homer broke an 0-for-41 hitless streak which dated back to June 2.

Scott, who recently said that he would be driven to drink if he wasn’t a Christian man, expressed relief to MLB.com’s Bill Chastian that the hitless streak is now behind him.

“Just take a 300-pound gorilla and pull it off my back. Just been a lot of weight. A lot of pressure. And I hope this is the start of getting back on track.”

Scott finished five at-bats shy of the major-league record for a position player, which was set when Eugenio Velez went hitless in 46 at-bats between the Giants and Dodgers from 2010 to 2011.

  1. cerowb - Jul 7, 2012 at 11:21 AM

    Damn…Luke Scott is the kind of guy you hope goes 0-for-100.

    • mrfloydpink - Jul 7, 2012 at 1:43 PM

      Who are all these thumbs down? Even if you are on the same side of the political spectrum as Scott, the guy’s a blowhard douchebag and a racist. I mean, first of all, he’s a birther. This is a loony conspiracy theory rooted in racism (“Obama’s different from us–that is, black–so he must not be one of us. He must be a Muslim. Or a Kenyan. Or something un-American!”). And in Scott’s case, I don’t even have to read between the lines to discover his racism. He has characterized teammates of other ethnicities as “savages” and thrown bananas at them. I don’t care how “lighthearted” these things were, you can’t make those statements without being racist.

      In short, the only reason I can see to give cerowb thumbs down is if you, like me, were actually rooting for Scott to go 0-for-200, and you think cerowb was too generous.

    • paperlions - Jul 7, 2012 at 4:33 PM

      If your faith was stronger, you could have made it happen. Next time, pray harder. Stay strong, don’t let Scott getting a hit drive you to drink.

  2. ogre2010 - Jul 8, 2012 at 9:12 AM

    Did he blame his hitless streak on minorities in this country?

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