Beat the Streak Report: Thursday, July 10
Picks of the day
- 3-for-7 (.429) vs. SF LHP Barry Zito
- .402 AVG vs. LHP in ’08
- 5-for-12 (.417) vs. LAA RHP John Lackey
- .437 AVG during 21-game hit streak
Top 5 current leaders
1. mday1018, 34 games (Alex Rodriguez)
2. slumley, 33 games (Dustin Pedroia)
3. eazyeric, 31 games (Dustin Pedroia)
3. hdchannell, 31 games (Cristian Guzman)
5. hej2duk331, 30 games (Dustin Pedroia)
Season leader: spooky93, 48 games
New BTS leader mday1018 celebrated his first day atop the leaderboard by extending his streak to 34 games. His surge toward the record books continued when Alex Rodriguez singled off Edwin Jackson in the third inning of the Yankees’ win over Tampa Bay.
A trio of other Top 5 competitors rode the bat of red-hot Dustin Pedroia, who went 2-for-6 to extend his hitting streak to 17 games. His seventh-inning double off Minnesota reliever Brian Bass helped fifth-place contestant hej2duk331 reach the 30-game milestone, putting all contestants of the Top 5 into 30-game territory.
Fans made Lance Berkman the most-picked player just one day after he went 0-for-1 with four walks. The Houston slugger drew two more free passes yesterday, but singled off Pittsburgh starter John Van Benschoten in the fourth inning to finish with a 1-for-2 effort.
Yesterday’s Top 5 most selected players
1. Lance Berkman (HOU): 9.5%, 1-for-2
2. Ichiro Suzuki (SEA): 5.3%, 3-for-4
3. Carlos Guillen (DET): 5.1%, 1-for-5
4. Dustin Pedroia (BOS): 4.4%, 2-for-6
5. Chipper Jones (ATL): 4.3%, 0-for-3