Justin Greene ties longest ALPB hit streak this season
Justin Greene’s 0-for-5 night in the Revolution’s 2-1 loss at Sugar Land on September 19 was rare…really rare. Even for a guy hitting in the .36os.
It snapped a 21-game hit streak for Greene, which was the longest for York this season. Johan Limonta assembled an 18-game streak in the first half. Unfortunately Greene was just one base knock away from securing the longest streak of the season in the Atlantic League. Long Island outfielder Fehlandt Lentini had two separate 21-game streaks of his own.
Greene has gone hitless in just 16 games this (ALPB) season. After signing with York on May 23, he’s hit safely in 90 of the 106 games he’s played with the Revolution. 21 games is the fifth-longest hit streak in Revolution history. The longest is of course the Atlantic League record as well, when York first baseman Chris Ashby hit in 31 consecutive in 2008.
While Greene has already clinched the best single-season average in Revolution history, breezing by Ramon Castro’s .339 in 2010, at .359 after 9/19 it appears he’ll fall short of the league record of .371. (Vic Rodriguez, 2004 Somerset.) With a 16-point cushion on Long Island’s Lew Ford for the ALPB lead however, it’s all but a certainty Greene will become the first Atlantic League batting champion in York Revolution history.