Picks of the day
Michael Young, SS, Rangers
- ML-high 19-game hitting streak
- 7-for-19 (.368 AVG) vs. CLE LHP Cliff Lee
Jeff Kent, 2B, Dodgers
- 10-for-16 (.625 AVG) vs. COL SP Aaron Cook
- Hit safely in 7 of last 8 games
Top 5 current leaders
1. vandusenkfe, 34 games
2. cfinch14, 29 games
2. jerryrod2500, 29 games
4. peteoh11, 28 games
5. dumpy38, 27 games
Season leader: jerrymohr, 39 games
The BTS leader continued his march toward the magic number of 57, extending his hitting streak to 34 games thanks to a 2-for-4 day from Chipper Jones.
Selecting the Braves third baseman is shaping up to be a sound strategy for BTS participants. A ******** 17.9 percent of fans picked Jones, including 20 of the current Top 25 placeholders.
The second- and third-ranked BTS players were among those who did not pick Jones, and wound up paying dearly for their decisions. The second-place fan saw his streak snapped at 32 games with an 0-for-2 day from Albert Pujols, while Garrett Atkins went 0-for-4 to end the third-place holder’s run at 30 games.
Yesterday’s Top 5 most selected players
1. Chipper Jones (ATL): 17.9%, 2-for-4
2. Albert Pujols (STL): 8.2%, 0-for-2
3. Chase Utley (PHI): 5.6%, 2-for-3
4. Manny Ramirez (BOS): 4.2%, 1-for-4
5. David Wright (NYM): 4.1%, 1-for-3