Beat the Streak Report: Monday, July 21

Picks of the day

carlosleeBTS.jpgCarlos Lee, OF, Astros

  • 11-for-24 (.458) during 6-game hit streak
  • .433 AVG in July

Kevin Youkilis, 1B, Red Sox

  • 5-for-10 vs. SEA LHP J. Washburn
  • .321 AVG in July


Top 5 current leaders
(yesterday’s pick)

1. natale94, 32 games (Chipper Jones)
2. freebirdsince88, 31 (Grady Sizemore)
2. garykittilsen, 31 (Placido Polanco)
4. ttamel, 30 (Grady Sizemore)
5. littled75, 26 (Josh Hamilton)
    
Season leader: spooky93, 48 games

Yesterday’s results

BTS competitors are quickly learning that, contrary to popular belief, weekends are not meant for sitting back and relaxing. 

chipper2BTS.jpgFor the second straight weekend, four of Friday’s Top 5 competitors fell off the leaderboard before Monday, with second-place contestant garykittilsen proving to be the lone survivor. garykittilsen entered Sunday tied for first place but lost his share of the lead when his pick, Placido Polanco, did not play in Detroit’s win over Baltimore. New leader natale94 seized the opportunity by taking sole possession of first after Chipper Jones hit an RBI double in the fourth inning of Atlanta’s loss to the Nationals.

Fans on Sunday went crazy for Grady Sizemore, who entered the day’s action with a .488 lifetime average (21-for-43) against Seattle righty Carlos Silva. Sizemore couldn’t manage a hit in two trips to the dish against Silva, but he collected a pair of hits against the Mariners bullpen to validate his selection as the day’s most-picked player.

Yesterday’s Top 5 most selected players

1. Grady Sizemore (CLE): 7.2%, 2-for-4
2. Chase Utley (PHI): 6.6%, 1-for-3
3. Chipper Jones (ATL): 5.8%, 1-for-3
4. Albert Pujols (STL): 5.3%, 0-for-0
5. Aramis Ramirez (CHC): 4.2%, 0-for-5

28 comments

  1. backrubs

    damn mothing really sticks outs for any kind of obvious pick. i thought about young but hes 0-for8 the last two games and hes been known to have 0-for-20 streaks before he starts to hit again.

  2. kevindabears619@aol.com

    Jose Reyes only converts on steals about 1/3 of the time, he doesn’t even have 50 RBIs, already has 13 errors, and has
    struck out a league high 51 times.

  3. kevindabears619@aol.com

    The Mets need Carlos Ruiz to have any chance in winning the division. Ruiz has only 4 errors, only 1 caught stealing, and only 29 SO.

  4. jhp28@cornell.edu

    anyone else have trouble creating a group in beat the streak? it says something like “credentials are not met”.

    any help?

  5. bassman9

    I took Dejesus today:
    *hits Detroit well
    *Miner’s pitching
    *it’s 120 in K.C.
    *Royals are scoring a lot lately

  6. steffen015@aol.com

    jweisinger which young are you talking about? I chose delmon young and he has been hitting well lately.

  7. rip2thecompetition

    When I try and send you an invite it says, “Application is not authorized to make this call”

  8. steffen015@aol.com

    makes me proud to be a tigers fan. finally getting back in the division races and getting great results from surprising pitchers like gallaraga, bonine miner and dolsi.

  9. backrubs

    was talking about Michael young, texas, and looking at the box score he was hitless again tonight.
    Kinsler of texas, i dont think he has a hit since before the all star break.

    looks like im going back to zero,. berkman is 0-for-3 with 2 strikeouts

  10. trainreck13

    Unless the Pirates push this game into extra innings Berkman’s gonna disappoint a lot of people tonite

  11. backrubs

    if the invite isnt working, the name of the group is
    We Run This see if you can go look up the group and join that way

  12. jeterford@yahoo.com

    IT LOOKS LIKE DEEP PLUNGING OF THE BOARD GOING ON NOW.

    ITS ALL LUCK WITH THIS GAME. SOMETIMES IT SEEMS SO EASY BUT ITS THAT ONE DAY THAT KILLS EVERYONE.

    ONLY ABOUT 2 WEEKS LEFT BEFORE IT BECOMES NUMERICALLY NOT POSSIBLE TO WIN THIS GAME IF ONES STARTS OFF AT ZERO STREAK.

    MAN, THE COMPANY THAT INSURED THE MIL BUCKS MUST BE TOASTING A COLD BEER TONIGHT.

  13. rip2thecompetition

    I remember talking to someone on here about it maybe getting tuff coming back from the all-star break and it sure has. I feel like I’m a real MLB hitter and I’m in a slump tryin to get back on course and put a streak together.

    Man, I can’t even remember what I set the password as. I can’t find where to retrieve it or make my group public if I wanted to.

  14. joseph.kantorovich@gmail.com

    ey guys do u know if you select a guy and he dosent play do you lose your streak or continue it???

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