Picks of the day
- 8-for-15 (.533) vs. LAD SP Derek Lowe
- .379 AVG leads Majors
- .324 AVG in July
- Hit safely in 14 of last 15 G
Top 5 current leaders
1. mday1018, 33 games (Derek Jeter)
2. slumley, 32 games (Matt Holliday)
3. eazyeric, 30 games (Placido Polanco)
3. hdchannell, 30 games (Nick Markakis)
5. hej2duk331, 29 games (Ian Kinsler)
Season leader: spooky93, 48 games
Yesterday’s Beat the Streak leader, dalmeetz048, saw his 34-game streak come to an end after Lance Berkman went hitless in five trips to the dish in Pittsburgh. Berkman’s plate patience proved to be deadly for dalmeetz048, as the hulking first baseman drew four walks in the Astros’ loss to the Pirates.
With dalmeetz048 forced to regroup, new leader mday1018 claimed the top spot on the strength of a 2-for-4 effort from Derek Jeter. mday1018’s 33-game streak gives him a slim lead over second-place competitor slumley, who extended his streak to 32 games after Matt Holliday singled against CC Sabathia in the southpaw’s National League debut.
Top 5 newcomer hej2duk331 put himself one game away from the 30-game milestone with some help from the sizzling Ian Kinsler. The surging second baseman extended his own hitting streak to 20 games after doubling against Angels lefty Joe Saunders in Texas.
Yesterday’s Top 5 most selected players
1. Dustin Pedroia (BOS): 6.1%, 2-for-4
2. Derrek Lee (CHC): 5.4%, 0-for-2
3. Lance Berkman (HOU): 4.2%, 0-for-1
4. Chase Utley (PHI): 4.1%, 1-for-4
5. Ian Kinsler (TEX): 3.4%, 1-for-4