Beat the Streak Report: Friday, July 18
For the first time ever, compete against your friends and co-workers in group play as you pursue the $1 million grand prize.
- 5-for-7 (.714) vs. WSH RHP Tim Redding
- .376 AVG leads Majors
- .449 July AVG leads Majors
- Hit safely in 20 of last 22 G
- 7-for-15 (.467) vs. LAA RHP Jon Garland
- .342 AVG in July
- 8-for-20 (.400) vs. PHI LHP Cole Hamels
- .404 AVG in July
Top 5 current leaders
1. eazyeric, 36 games (Placido Polanco)
2. stormrider1, 34 (Brian Roberts)
3. anthony.tynan, 30 (Placido Polanco)
3. yelmurb24, 30 (Albert Pujols)
5. garykittilsen, 29 (Garrett Atkins)
Season leader: spooky93, 48 games
The All-Star break did little more than delay eazyeric’s march toward the record books, as the BTS leader extended his streak to 36 games last night thanks to Placido Polanco. The Tigers second baseman kept the BTS world on edge by going hitless in his first four at-bats before scratching out a single in the top of the ninth inning of Detroit’s win over Baltimore.
Meanwhile, third-place competitors anthony.tynan and yelmurb24 kept their streaks alive to break into 30-game territory. Like the leader, anthony.tynan grinded it out with Polanco while yelmurb24 rode the bat of All-Star first baseman Albert Pujols (1-for-4).
yelmurb24 wasn’t alone in trusting Prince Albert yesterday, as 14 percent of BTS contestants also chose the Cardinals slugger, making him the day’s most popular pick. The 12.3 percent of fans who made Jose Reyes the second-most-picked player weren’t so lucky, though, as Reyes was unable to manage a hit in five trips to the dish against Cincinnati last night.
Yesterday’s Top 5 most selected players
1. Albert Pujols (STL): 14.0%, 1-for-4
2. Jose Reyes (NYM): 12.3%, 0-for-5
3. Garrett Atkins (COL): 11.9%, 2-for-4
4. Matt Holliday (COL): 8.4%, 0-for-4
5. Placido Polanco (DET): 8.2%, 1-for-5