Beat the Streak Report: Monday, July 21
Picks of the day
- 11-for-24 (.458) during 6-game hit streak
- .433 AVG in July
- 5-for-10 vs. SEA LHP J. Washburn
- .321 AVG in July
Top 5 current leaders
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
BTS competitors are quickly learning that, contrary to popular belief, weekends are not meant for sitting back and relaxing.
For 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