- 5-for-8 (.675) vs. NYM LHP Oliver Perez
- .479 AVG vs. LHP in ’08
- 5-for-14 (.357) vs. BAL LHP Brian Burres
- .349 AVG vs. LHP in ’08
- .415 AVG during 14-game hit streak
- 4th in Majors with .343 AVG
- 6-for-13 (.462) vs. BAL RHP Daniel Cabrera
- .474 AVG during 17-game hit streak
Top 5 current leaders
1. mday1018, 35 games (Derek Jeter)
2. slumley, 34 games (Ian Kinsler)
3. eazyeric, 32 games (Placido Polanco)
3. hdchannell, 32 games (Nick Markakis)
5. hej2duk331, 31 games (Hanley Ramirez)
Season leader: spooky93, 48 games
Beat the Streak leader mday1018 continued his pursuit of Joe DiMaggio’s 56-game record by riding the bat of another Bronx legend, Derek Jeter. The Yankees captain singled to lead off New York’s tilt with the Pirates, stretching mday1018’s streak to 35 games.
Meanwhile, the rest of the Top 5 stayed intact for the third straight day. Second-place competitor slumley kept pace thanks to Ian Kinsler, who scratched out a 1-for-5 effort with a second-inning single off Angels starter John Lackey.
Fifth-place contestant hej2duk331 was given a stress-free night compliments of Hanley Ramirez, who went 5-for-6 against Chan Ho Park and the Dodgers. Rounding out the Top 5, eazyeric and hdchannell received just enough from Placido Polanco (1-for-6) and Nick Markakis (1-for-4) to stay alive.
Yesterday’s Top 5 most selected players
1. Mark DeRosa (CHC): 8.4%, 1-for-3
2. Ryan Braun (MIL): 7.6%, 2-for-5
3. David Wright (NYM): 5.7%, 2-for-3
4. Chase Utley (PHI): 4.5%, 1-for-4
5. Ichiro Suzuki (SEA): 4.0%, 0-for-0