June 2008

Beat the Streak Report: Thursday, June 5

Picks of the day

Ian Kinsler, 2B, Rangers
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19-game hit streak
.417 AVG (15-for-36) in last 8 G
2-for-6 vs. Sabathia

Michael Young, SS, Rangers
ML-high 20-game hit streak
.481 AVG (13-for-27) in last 6 G
9-for-26 (.346) vs. Sabathia

Top 5 current leaders

1. cfinch14, 30 games    
1. jerryrod2500, 30 games    
3. peteoh11, 29    games
4. cjh1963, 26 games
5. buckeyez007, 25 games    
5. jeff.dietel, 25 games

Season leader: jerrymohr, 39 games

Yesterday’s results

With pregame reports circulating about a scheduled day off, no members of the BTS Top 10 selected Chipper Jones. Unfortunately, without the safety net of MLB’s leading hitter to help, several leaders made disastrous choices.

kotchman.jpgThe BTS leader turned to Casey Kotchman to keep his 34-game streak alive, but saw his hopes dashed when the Angels first baseman went 0-for-4 vs. the Mariners. Other heavy hitters who went hitless for the day included Aramis Ramirez, Adrian Gonzalez and Geovany Soto, ending three streaks of at least 25 games.

Fortunately, baseball’s other .400 hopeful — Lance Berkman — came through for several BTS leaders. The Big Puma’s 2-for-4 day justified his selection as the second-most popular pick of the day, and left the new co-leaders with a nifty 30-game streak apiece.

Yesterday’s Top 5 most selected players

1. Chipper Jones (ATL): 11.8%, 0-for-0
2. Lance Berkman (HOU): 7.1%, 2-for-4
3. Yunel Escobar (ATL): 4.7%, 1-for-3
4. Casey Kotchman (LAA): 3.3%, 0-for-4
5. Derrek Lee (CHC): 3.2%, 0-for-3

Beat the Streak Report: Wednesday, June 4

Picks of the day

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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

Yesterday’s results

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.

chipperagain.jpgSelecting 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

Beat the Streak Report: Tuesday, June 3

Picks of the day

Jose Reyes, SS, Mets
.333 AVG during 18-game hit streak
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10 multi-hit efforts in last 21 games

Chipper Jones, 3B, Braves
3-for-3 vs. FLA RHP Burke Badenhop
Majoe League-leading .407 AVG

Top 5 current leaders

1. vandusenkfe, 33 games
2. konameisters, 32 games
3. mcsnow, 30 games    
4. cfinch14, 28 games
4. jerryrod2500, 28 games    
4. maysfan24, 28 games

Season leader: jerrymohr, 39 games

Yesterday’s results

Jimmy Rollins didn’t exactly stuff the stat sheet in Philly’s win over Cincinnati, but his sixth-inning single was enough to push the BTS leader’s streak to 33 games.

The No. 2 placeholder extended his streak to 32 games with a 2-for-4 performance from the ever-sizzling Chipper Jones, while the third-ranked fan joined the exclusive 30-game plateau thanks to Todd Helton’s three-hit night.
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Just one member of the BTS Top 10 fell from the rankings. In a stroke of bad luck, this fan picked the lone Yankees starter — Bobby Abreu — to go hitless in the loss to the Twins, ending his hit streak at 29 games.

Yesterday’s Top 5 most
selected players

1. Chipper Jones (ATL): 12.2%, 2-for-4
2. Albert Pujols (STL): 11.0%, 2-for-4
3. Chase Utley (PHI): 4.7%, 3-for-4
4. Jimmy Rollins (PHI): 4.3%, 1-for-5
5. Alex Rodriguez (NYY): 3.4%, 3-for-4

Beat the Streak Report: Monday, June 2

Picks of the day

youngbts45.jpgMichael Young, SS, Rangers

  • 17-game hit streak
  • .341 AVG last 10 G

Delmon Young, OF, Twins

  • 7-for-11 (.636) vs. NYY LHP A. Pettitte
  • Pettitte: .344 BAA vs. RHB in ’08

Top 5 current leaders

1. vandusenkfe, 32 games
2. konameisters, 31 games
3. mcsnow, 29 games
3. yokemstokem, 29 games
5. cfinch14, 27 games
5. jerryrod2500, 27 games
5. maysfan24, 27 games
   
cleebts.jpgSeason leader: jerrymohr, 39 games

Yesterday’s results

For the second time in less than a week, there was upheaval in the Beat the Streak world as a streak of 30-plus games came to an end.

The BTS leader tabbed Hunter Pence to keep his 34-game run alive, but Houston’s super sophomore went 0-for-3. Pence nearly got one more opportunity to pick up a hit, but he was left watching from the on-deck circle as Carlos Lee flew out to end the game.

That left a new No. 1 in the BTS rankings, who pushed his streak to 32 games thanks to a 1-for-3 day from B.J. Upton.

lancehr.jpgRight on his heels is the second-place holder, whose streak sits at 31 games following a 1-for-3 showing from Lance Berkman. The switch-hitter extraordinaire was a popular pick among the BTS Top 10, as his seventh-inning double extended five streaks to at least 27 games.

Yesterday’s Top 5 most
selected players

1. Lance Berkman (HOU): 9.8%, 1-for-3
2. Albert Pujols (STL): 9.8%, 0-for-3
3. Chipper Jones (ATL): 7.8%, 0-for-4
4. Chase Utley (PHI): 5.3%, 1-for-2
5. Ichiro Suzuki (SEA): 4.4%, 2-for-4

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