Picks of the day
Jeff Kent, 2B, Dodgers
13-for-25 (.520) since ’03 vs. SD RHP G. Maddux
.333 AVG (14-for-42) in last 11 G
Grady Sizemore, OF, Indians
9-for-21 (.429) vs. MIN RHP S. Baker
8-for-24 (.333 AVG) during 6-game hit streak
Top 5 current leaders
1. atlantica, 28 games
2. robbmacid, 26 games
3. arnijodi, 25 games
3. djgaus, 25 games
3. gary_boerner, 25 games
Season leader: jerrymohr, 39 games
With recently named NL Player of the Week Chipper Jones resting his strained quad, BTS participants were forced to pick a non-.400 hitter to keep their streaks alive.
The leader looked past the recent quiet play of Magglio Ordonez (.241 June AVG), and was rewarded with a 1-for-4 day to boost his streak to 28 games. The second-place fan received a 2-for-5 effort from the even colder Brandon Phillips (.189 June AVG), extending his streak to 26 games.
The gutsiest pick of the day was made by the individual who tabbed little-known Reds outfielder Jerry Hairston Jr. to keep his 23-game streak alive. Hairston fractured his left thumb while stealing a base in the first inning, but the single he collected in his lone at-bat was enough to push the faithful BTS fan into a tie for sixth place.
Yesterday’s Top 5 most
1. Ichiro Suzuki (SEA): 8.1%, 1-for-3
2. Alex Rodriguez (NYY): 7.5%, 2-for-4
3. Derek Jeter (NYY): 6.0%, 0-for-3
4. Hideki Matsui (NYY): 5.6%, 0-for-4
5. Jay Bruce (CIN): 5.6%, 1-for-6