Beat the Streak Report: Thursday, May 29

dwrightbs.jpgPicks of the day

  • 9-for-17 (.529 AVG) vs. LAD RHP Brad Penny
  • Hit safely in 18 of last 20 G
  • Penny: .294 BAA in ’08

Derrek Lee, 1B, Cubs

  • 6-for-6 vs. COL LHP Jeff Francis
  • 13-for-41 (.317 AVG) in last 9 G
  • Francis: .303 BAA vs. RHB in ’08

Top 5 current leaders

1. jefybasbal, 31 games
1. http://www.dsdegirolamo, 31 games
3. vandusenkfe, 28 games
braun275bts.jpg4. billymunster1, 27 games
4. konameisters, 27 games

Season leader: jerrymohr, 39 games

Yesterday’s results

It was the end of an era in the BTS world, as Brian Kaufman saw his 38-game hit streak come to an end.

The BTS leader tabbed Ryan Braun to continue his lengthy run, but the Brewers left fielder managed just a walk in three plate appearances. Congratulations to Brian, whose 38-game streak would tie Jimmy Rollins for the eighth-longest mark of all-time if it played out on Major League baseball fields.

That leaves a pair of 31-game streak holders at the top of the BTS chart. Both of the new leaders choose Chipper Jones — who singled in two official plate appearances — as their day’s pick, as did three other members of the BTS Top 10.

Todd Helton was another popular pick among the BTS leaders, and he came through with a 1-for-3 showing to keep five streaks of at least 24 games alive.

Yesterday’s Top 5 most
selected players

1. Chipper Jones (ATL): 14.7%, 1-for-2
2. Derrek Lee (CHC): 6.2%, 0-for-4
3. Lance Berkman (HOU): 3.6%, 1-for-4
4. Albert Pujols (STL): 3.6%, 0-for-2
5. Ryan Braun (MIL) 3.6%, 0-for-2

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