Siri's hit streak ends at 39 following controversial walk

Reds' No. 24 prospect set Midwest League record

Siri's hit streak ends at 39 following controversial walk

After extending his hitting streak in his final at-bat in two straight games, Jose Siri was unable to repeat the feat once more on Friday. The Reds' No. 24 prospect went 0-for-3 and drew a controversial walk in his final trip to the plate for Class A Dayton, snapping his Midwest League-record 39-game hitting streak.

Siri's streak is the longest in the Minor Leagues this season and the longest since Francisco Mejia authored a 50-game hitting streak across two levels in 2016.

The Minor League record is 69, set by Joe Wilhoit in 1919, and Joe DiMaggio had a 61-game Minor League hit streak in 1933, second-longest of all-time. Siri, meanwhile, owns a share of 11th place on the all-time list with his 39-gamer.

Siri breaks hit-streak record

Siri, who started in center field and batted leadoff, grounded out in the first inning, struck out in the third and hit a flyout to center field in the sixth.

Dayton's Michael Beltre struck out swinging to start the bottom of the eighth, which led to the ejection of Dragons manager Luis Bolivar. Batting second in the frame, Siri saw the first pitch from Great Lakes right-hander Ryan Moseley go behind him.

He would eventually work the count full and reach via a walk on a ball-four pitch well outside, and both teams' benches cleared as he trotted to first base.

Once play resumed, Siri, a 22-year-old outfielder, promptly stole second base and advanced to third on a throwing error before scoring Dayton's first run of the game on a wild pitch, avoiding the tag with a headfirst slide.

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Siri batted .335 with 12 doubles, three triples, 13 homers and 32 RBIs during his streak, which started on June 22.

He's hitting .293 this season, with 69 runs scored and 58 RBIs in 101 games. What's more, Siri is the only Minor Leaguer this season to have hit 19 home runs with 30 stolen bases.

39 - Aug. 3: Double in fourth and final at-bat (8th inning) vs. Great Lakes
38 - Aug. 2: Single fourth and final at-bat (8th inning) vs. Great Lakes
37 - Aug. 1: Double in first at-bat (1st inning) at Fort Wayne
36 -- July 31: Single in fourth and final at-bat (8th inning) at Fort Wayne
35 -- July 30: Single in second at-bat (3rd inning) at Fort Wayne
34 -- July 29: Single in second at-bat (3rd inning) at Fort Wayne
33 -- July 28: Triple in third at-bat (5th inning) at Lansing
32 -- July 27: Single in third at-bat (4th inning) at Lansing
31 -- July 26: Home run in first at-bat (1st inning) at Lansing
30 -- July 24: Single in second at-bat (3rd inning) vs. Burlington
29 -- July 23: Triple in third at-bat (5th inning) vs. Burlington
28 -- July 22: Single in second at-bat (4th inning) vs. Burlington
27 -- July 21: Double in first at-bat (1st inning) vs. Peoria
26 -- July 20: Single in first at-bat (1st inning) vs. Peoria
25 -- July 19: Single in third at-bat (5th inning) vs. Peoria
24 -- July 17: Triple in first at-bat (1st inning) at Kane County
23 -- July 16: Single in second at-bat (3rd inning) at Kane County
22 -- July 15: Double in third at-bat (5th inning) at Kane County
21 -- July 14: Single in third and final at-bat (9th inning) at Clinton
20 -- July 13: Home run in second at-bat (3rd inning) at Clinton
19 -- July 12: Single in first at-bat (1st inning) at Clinton
18 -- July 10: Home run in fourth and final at-bat (7th inning) vs. South Bend
17 -- July 9: Home run in second at-bat (2nd inning) vs. South Bend
16 -- July 8: Single in second at-bat (3rd inning) vs. South Bend
15 -- July 7: Single in first at-bat (1st inning) vs. South Bend
14 -- July 6: Single in third at-bat (5th inning) at Bowling Green
13 -- July 5: Single in first at-bat (1st inning) at Bowling Green
12 -- July 4: Single in fifth and final at-bat (9th inning) vs. Great Lakes
11 -- July 3: Single in second at-bat (3rd inning) vs. Fort Wayne
10 -- July 2: Single in fourth at-bat (6th inning) vs. Fort Wayne
9 -- July 1: Single in first at-bat (1st inning) vs. Fort Wayne
8 -- June 30: Double in second at-bat (3rd inning) vs. Fort Wayne
7 -- June 29: Single in third at-bat (6th inning) at West Michigan
6 -- June 28: Single in sixth and final at-bat (9th inning) at West Michigan
5 -- June 27: Single in second at-bat (4th inning) at West Michigan
4 -- June 25: Home run in third at-bat (6th inning) vs. Lake County
3 -- June 24: Home run in third at-bat(7th inning) vs. Lake County
2 -- June 23: Home run in first at-bat (1st inning) vs. Lake County
1 -- June 22: Double in first at-bat (1st inning) vs. Lake County

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