Leader up to 46 thanks to Ichiro

Picks of the day

Dustin Pedroia, 2B, Red Sox

  • 10-for-18 (.556) vs. TB LHP Scott Kazmir
  • .538 AVG during 9-game hit streak

kinslerBTS.jpgIan Kinsler, 2B, Rangers

  • .421 AVG during 14-game hit streak
  • .362 AVG in June

Top 5 current leaders
(yesterday’s pick)

1. spooky93, 46 (I. Suzuki)
2. dalmeetz048, 28 (J. Damon)
3. mday1018, 26 (D. Jeter)
3. tooley.3, 26 (I. Suzuki)
5. slumley, 25 (C. Guzman)   
   
Season leader: spooky93, 46 games

Yesterday’s results

Beat the Streak leader spooky93 extended his season-high streak to 46 games Tuesday thanks to Ichiro Suzuki, who hit a leadoff single en route to a 2-for-4 night against the Blue Jays.

ichirobts.jpgspooky93 — who’s picked Ichiro more times (10) than any other player — enters Wednesday’s action a mere four games shy of setting the all-time Beat the Streak mark and just 11 short of the $1,000,000 grand prize.

Check out how his streak compares to Joe DiMaggio’s record run.

The four other contestants in the Top 5 all kept pace with the leader. tooley.3, who also picked Ichiro, extended his streak to 26 games, while dalmeetz048 and mday1018 stayed alive with Bronx Bombers Johnny Damon (2-for-5) and Derek Jeter (DNP). Fifth-place contestant slumley was rewarded for showing faith in Major League hit leader Cristian Guzman (2-for-5).

Contestants showed enormous faith in slugger Alex Rodriguez by making him yesterday’s most picked player. Rodriguez, who went into the game with a .429 lifetime average against Kevin Millwood, couldn’t manage a hit in four trips to the dish.

Spooky93’s favorite picks

Player: percentage picked (total times picked)

1. Ichiro Suzuki: 22% (10)
2. Lance Berkman: 20% (9)
3. Chipper Jones: 16% (7)
4. Jimmy Rollins: 9% (4)
5. Michael Young: 4% (2)
5. Carl Crawford: 4% (2)
5. Nick Markakis: 4% (2)
5. Vladimir Guerrero: 4% (2)
5. Hanley Ramirez: 4% (2)
10. Hideki Matsui: 2% (1)
10. Yunel Escobar: 2% (1)
10. Cristian Guzman: 2% (1)
10. Ian Kinsler: 2% (1)
10. Grady Sizemore: 2% (1)
10. Brian Roberts: 2% (1)

Yesterday’s Top 5 most selected players

Alex Rodriguez (NYY): 7.0%, 0-for-4
Chipper Jones (ATL): 4.7%, 1-for-3
Lance Berkman (HOU): 4.1%, 0-for-3
Ichiro Suzuki (SEA): 4.0%, 2-for-5
Chase Utley (PHI): 3.7%, 2-for-6

30 comments

  1. btsplayer@yahoo.com

    Typical Ichiro hit. Cheap “hit” that sails through the astro turf. Just to taunut us, this will be the only hit of the day too.

  2. westergarddav88@hotmail.com

    actually I am watching the game and it wasn’t a “cheap hit”….I think there is something seriously wrong with you guy….even if Spooky doesn’t get it the chance of you doing it is slim to none so quit being such a downer!!!

  3. krgordon@mail.neit.edu

    btsplayer, u r such an idiot. first of all it was natural grass. it was a great piece of hitting going the other way and it was a hard hit ball. even if the third baseman and shortstop were shading the whole, they still wouldnt have reached it. lay of the spookman and let him do work. i think u r jealous and u should be happy for him. who cares if he gets one hit, the whole point of the game is to keep a streak of getting a hit, if u r so into getting multi hit games, invent a competition for that.

  4. b_hays711@hotmail.com

    is spooky even eligible? it’s spooky93, so i’m assuming that he/she was born in 1993?

  5. rip2thecompetition

    Good question, makes sense…but would someone who was that young be that smart to be keeping a streak this long? I doubt it.

  6. greg00623@centurytel.net

    Everybody turned on you btsplayer, you big baby. You’re on your own now unless jerrymohr wants to console you.

  7. mlbmark

    btsplayer it looks like you are getting picked on here. Why don’t you start a free MLBlog of your own and then blog about memories of the Kingdome’s artificial turf. Then leave comments with your URL on the community blog below and everyone will find you. Taunt them all!

    Who would everyone here pick for a hit today if you had a 46-game streak going?

    Mark/MLB.com
    http://mlblogs.mlblogs.com

  8. neil_p

    Do you guys think that the players are aware of this contest? If a player was going up to bat knowing that someone is depending on him to get a hit to win $1,000,000, you’d think that would add some extra pressure.

  9. lhssoccer13@yahoo.com

    As far as Spooks age, I would guess that the 93 is in reference to his graduation from high school. 1993. Which would make him more than eligible. Why do so many people look for reasons to bring him down?

  10. sevarb26

    ncpaget, I would pick someone that is almost guaranteed to get a hit. I would probably choose someone like Derek Jeter, Jose Reyes, Hanley Ramirez, Chipper Jones, Jimmy Rollins, or Lance Berkman.

  11. aai_nhl@hotmail.com

    TO NewYorMetsFan39:

    Quote from you:

    “but would someone who was that young be that smart to be keeping a streak this long? I doubt it.”

    That was a very ignorant comment. First, you don’t need to have an IQ of 250 to win this competition (no offence to spooky93, I respect spooky93). Second, if spooky93 was born in 1993, he/she would be 15 now. 15-year-olds are pretty smart.

  12. sevarb26

    One thing to point out is the fact that 93 could just be a somewhat random number and have nothing to do with age.

  13. rip2thecompetition

    Okie dokie. Well when you find the first 15 year old to have a streak of 46 you let me know!

  14. jeterford@yahoo.com

    LAST YR, PRKID DID IT. I THINK HE WENT TO 46 OR 44. HE REALLY WAS A KID, I RECALL. WHAT HAPPEN TO HIM OR MKARATZIA THIS YR?

    WELL, IF ANYONE IS GONNA SHUT SUZUKI DOWN, IT HAS TO BE MCGOWAN. HE THROWS VERY HARD. IF HE PITCHES LIKE HE DID LAST TIME AGAINST SEATTLE, THERE MIGHT BE A CHANCE HERE. LET’S HOPE THE NEW GLASSES REALLY HELPS, ALTHOUGH IT DIDN’T IN HIS LAST OUTING.

    http://www.bostonherald.com/sports/baseball/other_mlb/view.bg?articleid=1100062&srvc=next_article

  15. dyankees3

    I’m having ambivalent feelings here. On one hand I’m happy for the Spookster but on the other if he wins the contest is over and nobody else will have a chance to win the money. I will admit I’m enjoying the intrigue and displays of jealousy and envy.

  16. rjkelly86@sbcglobal.net

    about the age thing…the rule is bullshit. Even if a 6 year old won, they should deserve the money because they made a 57 game streak, and that means they’re smarter than everyone else

  17. rjkelly86@sbcglobal.net

    Hey NewYorkMetsFan39, I’m 16 and I know a hell of a lot more than you about baseball so ****. According to you, i guess no 15 year old knows anything about baseball, and you have to be 18 to have knowledge about picking a decent hitter in the mlb.******** idiot, tell me why im wrong.

  18. rjkelly86@sbcglobal.net

    Hey NewYorkMetsFan39, I’m 16 and I know a hell of a lot more than you about baseball so ****. According to you, i guess no 15 year old knows anything about baseball, and you have to be 18 to have knowledge about picking a decent hitter in the mlb.******** idiot, tell me why im wrong.

  19. rjkelly86@sbcglobal.net

    Hey NewYorkMetsFan39, I’m 16 and I know a hell of a lot more than you about baseball so ****. According to you, i guess no 15 year old knows anything about baseball, and you have to be 18 to have knowledge about picking a decent hitter in the mlb.******** idiot, tell me why im wrong.

  20. rip2thecompetition

    hahaha I’m sure you do. How could I question your baseball knowledge compared to mine? Shoulda known better right?

    And what I said was no 15 year old will get 57 in a row. I never said a 15 year old couldn’t get to 5. Keep trying buddy, you’ll continue to get better in this game with some practice.

  21. rjkelly86@sbcglobal.net

    Thats the same thing as saying: no 30 year old will get to 57 in a row. Your still making it sound like age is a huge factor in this game, when it doesnt make a difference.

    So a 15 year old cant make a streak of 57 but a 20 year old has a better chance and is more capable? Is that wat ur saying?

  22. rip2thecompetition

    I’m not saying it’s a huge factor lol. I’m surprised with the way you and that other guy are reacting to what I said. Didn’t think it was gonna blow up like that. I’m saying the probability that a 15 year old wins is not as likely. Yeah I bet a 20 year old has a better chance because more 20 year olds are playing this game. You can’t tell me you think the person to get to 57 first will be 15.

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