| || New York Snaps Opitz's Streak at 20 |
Saturday, August 10th, 2019
For 20 straight games, Shane Opitz tried to ignore his hitting streak. It wasn't easy.
Well, the 27-year-old Washington Nationals first baseman can forget about it now -- it's over, courtesy of the New York Mets. The Mets held him hitless in 5 at-bats at Citi Field today and snapped his consecutive-game hitting string at 20.
There was at least one good note to the end of the streak, however, as the Nationals took the win by the score of 4-1.
"I tried to ignore it for weeks, but you guys in the media wouldn't let me," he joked with reporters after the game. "I'm looking forward to some peace and quiet now."
Opitz is hitting .293 this year with 7 home runs and 44 RBIs. He also has an OBP of .351, 29 walks and scored 38 times.