Beat the Streak Report: Thursday, June 26

Picks of the day

jeterbts.jpgDerek Jeter, SS, Yankees

  • .353 AVG during 13-game hit streak
  • .293 AVG on the road in ’08

Ian Kinsler, 2B, Rangers

  • 5-for-6 vs. HOU LHP Wandy Rodriguez
  • Hit safely in 34 of last 37 G

Top 5 current leaders

1. spooky93, 40 games    
2. ljhomesinc, 28 games
3. tnelson003, 27 games    
4. golfinz44, 23 games    
4. junk4cows, 23 games
4. nizbiz13, 23 games    
4. pacioccoj, 23 games    
4. rookiewade3, 23 games
    
Season leader: spooky93, 40 games

Yesterday’s results

Ladies and gentleman, we have our first 40-game streak of the season!

lancebts.jpgSpooky93 reached that elusive plateau thanks to a 2-for-4 performance from Houston’s Lance Berkman. Last year, just 14 fans compiled a streak of at least 40 games.

Spooky93 also distanced himself from the competition, as the two fans on his tail saw their respective streaks of 35 and 30 games snapped due to hitless days from Adrian Gonzalez and Chipper Jones.

That left room for a new fan to jump into the second-place spot, his streak at 28 games following a 2-for-4 night from hard-hitting second baseman Ian Kinsler.

Yesterday’s Top 5 most selected players

1. Alex Rodriguez (NYY): 5.1%, 1-for-3
2. Lance Berkman (HOU): 4.7%, 2-for-4
3. Chipper Jones (ATL): 4.6%, 0-for-1
4. Grady Sizemore (CLE): 4.4%, 0-for-4
5. Derrek Lee (CHC): 3.6%, 1-for-4

9 Comments

So, are you or anyone else with MLB going to address the comments from yesterday’s post regarding the appearance of the leader selecting his picks after the cutoff? Maybe someone did and I just missed it, but it does seems fishy.

So MLB.com will ignore the possible cheating just to have the glory of someone going for the record. This is total BS.

SPOOKY93 did NOT make a pick on the 24th of June. It clearly stated that in the standing. If he wins the contest, I will contact a lawyer for misrepresenation against MLB for not properly administrating the contest.

I did call MLB customer service to no avail. They gave me a # that no one answers but others should try to see if they can get through. Its supposedly a fantasy dept #.

1-800-431-0734

did spooky cheat??? if he did try to see how he did it and end his streak at 38

I AM DONE PLAYIN’ THIS GAME. ITS HARD ENOUGH ALREADY BUT TO FIND PEOPLE CHEATING OR WHATEVER. ITS PROBABLY A INSIDE JOB. I AM SURE THEY DON’T WANT TO GIVE AWAY THE MILLION BUCK.

That’s what doesn’t make sense. You wouldn’t think MLB would WANT to give away the million! So why they let this slip by is a mystery.
The fact that they haven’t responded to calls or emails makes them look even shadier.

But to play devil’s advocate…with the streak as long as it’s been, it’s hard to believe that Spooky would forget to get his pick in on time, being that he was 2/3 of the way to a million. So could MLB have had some technical glitch? Is that possible?

Either way though, strange that MLB has no explanation for this.

Nevermind, looks like the last post from 6/25 has our answer.

There was a minor page caching issue on Tuesday night that caused some display issues. Spooky93 picked Vlad Guerrero at 9:09 AM on Tuesday, 10 hours before the deadline. The Standings page on Tuesday night was showing all user’s picks as of 4 AM Tuesday morning, which is why it appeared that no pick had been made.

The display issue was fixed around 9:45 PM and all proper picks displayed then, at which point the correct pick of Vlad Guerrero appeared. Hope that helps clear up any confusion.

- MLB.com

now i saw on Tuesday night about 730 pm Central time and it showed NO PICK and my first reaction was why would someone who has a 38 game streak not pick a player.

berkman just got a hit, so hes at 41

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