Beat the Streak Report: Thursday, July 3

Wednesday’s results

Beat the Streak leader spooky93
continued to ride the bat of Ichiro Suzuki, who went 3-for-3 against
the Blue Jays. The BTS leader has made Ichiro his go-to-guy, picking
the Seattle center fielder more times (11) than any other player.
spooky93 enters Thursday’s action just 10 games shy of the $1,000,000
grand prize.

ichiro275.jpgThe
rest of the Top 5 also stayed alive thanks to a 25-run rumble between
the Yankees and the Rangers. Capitalizing on the Bronx Bombers’ 18-run
barrage was dalmeetz048 (Derek Jeter), mday1018 (A-Rod) and tooley.3
(Johnny Damon). slumley rounded out the Top 5 by receiving a 1-for-4
effort from Texas second baseman Ian Kinsler.

For the second
straight day, fans picked A-Rod more than any other player. The slugger
turned in a 2-for-3 effort and drilled his 17th long ball of the year.
Albert Pujols was the fourth-most picked player, but he was held
hitless in five at-bats against Pedro Martinez and the Mets bullpen.

Spooky93’s favorite picks

Player: percentage picked (total times picked)

1. Ichiro Suzuki: 24% (11)
2. Lance Berkman: 19% (9)
3. Chipper Jones: 15% (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)

Top 5 current leaders

1. spooky93, 47 (I. Suzuki)
2. dalmeetz048, 29 (D. Jeter)
3. mday1018, 27 (A. Rodriguez)
3. tooley.3, 27 (J. Damon)
5. slumley, 26 (I. Kinsler)

Season leader: spooky93, 47 games

Yesterday’s Top 5 most selected players

1. Alex Rodriguez (NYY): 6.7%, 2-for-3
2. Chipper Jones (ATL): 5.7%, 1-for-4
3. Ichiro Suzuki (SEA): 5.0%, 3-for-3
4. Albert Pujols (STL): 4.4%, 0-for-5
5. Derrek Lee (CHC): 3.9%, 1-for-5

Picks for the holiday weekend

Thursday

Carlos Guillen, 1B, Tigers

  • 17-for-32 (.561) vs. SEA RHP C. Silva

youkBTS.jpgKevin Youkilis, 1B, Red Sox

  • 6-for-13 (.462) vs. NYY LHP A. Pettitte
  • .361 AVG vs. LHP in ’08

Friday

Justin Morneau, 1B, Twins

  • 16-for-38 (.421) vs. CLE RHP P. Byrd

Saturday

David Wright, 3B, Mets

  • 11-for-24 (.458) vs. PHI RHP J. Moyer
  • .407 AVG in last 16 G

Sunday

J.J. Hardy, SS, Brewers

  • 7-for-13 vs. PIT LHP Z. Duke
  • .386 AVG during 14-game hit streak



13 comments

  1. jeterford@yahoo.com

    YEAH BUT IN LIFE OBVIOUS HAS A WAY OF NOT WORKING OUT. BESIDES POLANCO, THERE WERE A HANDFUL OF GOOD PICKS IF YOU LOOK AROUND.

  2. mrsil

    Ah grasshopper ,the wiseman sees the way. Continue to ride the orient express, or eat a free lunch at Silva’s restaurant in Seattle, and finally you may want to take the path for a walk in the clouds. The answer is there grasshopper so choose wisely.

  3. aai_nhl@hotmail.com

    Who’d you guys pick today? I picked Matt Holliday. Please share any opinions you have about my pick, thanks.

  4. jeterford@yahoo.com

    YES, SENSAI. SHOULD HE HAVE SASHIMI FOR DINNER TODAY. WILL DETROIT MADE FORD SUV RUN MY PRIUS OVER AND CRUSH IT LIKE A SHEET OF NORI?

  5. jeterford@yahoo.com

    ATKINS IS MUCH BETTER PICK THAN HOLLIDAY W/N COLORADO BUT MILLER HAS BEEN PITCHING WELL. BUT AT COL, BALLS FLY AND ATKINS RAPS LEFTIES THERE. BUT THERE IS A BOY IN FL WHO LIKES LEFTIES TOO.

  6. trainreck13

    I picked Hanley Ramirez, but I gotta hope he doesn’t get a hit cause Spooky picked him too.

  7. jeterford@yahoo.com

    I WENT WITH CANTO. I THINK ITS A BETTER PICK THAN RAMIREZ. LIKELY BOTH WILL GET HIT GIVEN SPOOKY93’S PICKING PROWESS. CANTU BATS .343 AGAINST LEFTIES AWAY FROM HOME PLUS HIS OUTSTANDING #S AGAINST REDMAN. I HOPE CANTU STEALS ALL OF RAMIREZ’S THUNDER TONIGHT.

  8. rjkelly86@sbcglobal.net

    same here mreck13, now i can’t be anal about hanleys’ at bats and hope he doesn’t get a hit.

  9. steakandshrimp@msn.com

    Cantu is kind of cold right now. I think his two hits yesterday broke an 0-13 or something like that.

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