Picks of the day
Chase Utley, 2B, Phillies
4-for-7 (.571) vs. WSH LHP Matt Chico
Chico: .347 BAA vs. LHB in ’08
Brian McCann, C, Braves
5-for-9 (.556) vs. NYM RHP Mike Pelfrey
8-game hit streak; .397 AVG in May
Pelfrey: .314 BAA in ’08
Richie Sexson, 1B, Mariners
9-for-15 (.600) since ’03 vs. DET LHP Kenny Rogers
.370 AVG vs. LHP in ’08
Rogers: .327 BAA in ’08
Yesterday’s most selected players
Chipper Jones (ATL): 6.4%, 3-for-8
Ichiro Suzuki (SEA): 4.6%, 3-for-4
Kosuke Fukudome (CHC): 4.6%, 0-for-4
Albert Pujols (STL): 4.5%, 0-for-4
David Ortiz (BOS): 3.8%, 2-for-4
The BTS leader is still at 31 games. How is this possible?
The fan with the longest streak heading into yesterday’s action saw his
run come to an end at 31 games when Russell Martin finished 0-for-4 at Dodger Stadium against the Reds.
Earlier in the evening, yesterday’s second-place fan, who began the day
with a 30-game streak, put himself in position to take the overall lead as David Ortiz went
2-for-4 against the Royals at Fenway Park.
Things didn’t go as well for another fan who entered the day’s play
with a 30-game streak, as Albert Pujols went hitless in four at-bats
against the Padres at PETCO Park.
Red-hot Chipper Jones — the day’s most popular pick at 6.4 percent of
all selections — didn’t disappoint in a doubleheader against the Mets
at Shea, going 1-for-4 in Game 1 and 2-for-4 in Game 2 to extend
thousands of fan streaks and maintain his lead in the Major League
batting race (.409).