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Markakis One-Third of The Way To 56

Published by on April 30, 2009
Article Source: Bleacher Report - MLB

Don't look now, but Nick Markakis has a 16 game hit streak going. 

Tomorrow night Nick the Stick goes up against Roy "Doc" Halladay, against whom he is 7-30 lifetime, good for a not-so-good .233 average. On the season Markakis is hitting .381, good for a very good third best in the American League.

No doubt, Markakis is enjoying the best season of his career. He has three years of experience under his belt and has the added benefit of having dangerous hitters (Aubrey Huff and Melvin Mora) hitting behind him, as well as two players who excel at getting on base hitting ahead of him (Adam Jones and Brian Roberts).

As a result, he has become one of the most complete, albeit dangerous hitters in the game...

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