Beat the Streak Report: Monday, July 14
Top 5 current leaders
1. eazyeric, 35 games (Placido Polanco)
2. stormrider1, 33 (David DeJesus)
3. anthony.tynan, 29 (Alex Rios)
3. yelmurb24, 29 (Ian Kinsler)
5. garykittilsen, 28 (Ichiro Suzuki)
Season leader: spooky93, 48 games
Beat the Streak’s season-long roller-coaster ride showed no signs of slowing down this weekend as four of Friday’s Top 5 competitors were unable to last until Monday. New leader eazyeric, the only member of Friday’s Top 5 to survive the tumultuous weekend, surged into the All-Star break with a 35-game streak when Placido Polanco laced a fifth-inning single off Minnesota righty Nick Blackburn on Sunday.
Second-place contestant stormrider1 celebrated his ascent into the Top 5 by picking Kansas City center fielder David DeJesus on Sunday. DeJesus stretched stormrider1’s streak to 33 games by singling in the bottom of the third against Seattle righty Carlos Silva.
The rest of the Top 5 used a trio of American Leaguers to keep their streaks intact. Third-place competitor anthony.tynan took a rain check when his pick, Alex Rios, did not play in Sunday’s game against the Yankees. Fourth-place competitor yelmurb24 capitalized on the relentless Ian Kinsler, who went 3-for-5 against the White Sox to stretch his own hit streak to 25 games. garykittilsen rounded out the Top 5 by going with BTS stalwart Ichiro Suzuki, who scratched out a 1-for-4 effort with a leadoff single in Seattle’s tilt with the Royals.
Yesterday’s Top 5 most selected players
1. Jose Reyes (NYM): 9.2%, 1-for-3
2. Albert Pujols (STL): 8.6%, 0-for-4
3. Ichiro Suzuki (SEA): 5.2%, 1-for-4
3. Dustin Pedroia (BOS): 5.2%, 2-for-4
5. Chipper Jones (ATL): 4.4%, 0-for-2