Beat the Streak Report: Tuesday, July 22
Check out the Beat the Streak all-time leaderboard to see how your streak stacks up against the best in BTS history.
Picks of the day
- 7-for-15 (.467) vs. TOR RHP Shaun Marcum
- .323 July AVG
- 7-for-20 (.350) vs. MIL RHP Jeff Suppan
- .357 AVG over last 19 G
Top 5 current leaders
1. freebirdsince88, 32 games (V. Guerrero)
1. garykittilsen, 32 games (D. Pedroia)
3. bailtard, 26 games (A. Rodriguez)
3. oldeguy, 26 games (D. DeJesus)
5. justablooper, 24 games (P. Polanco)
- BTS season leader: Robert Paradise, 48 games
- BTS all-time leader: Michael Karatzia, 49 games
- MLB all-time leader: Joe DiMaggio, 56 games
For the second time in three weeks, a BTS leader was stripped of his crown after picking Lance Berkman against Pittsburgh. Last night, natale94 was felled when the slugger went hitless in four trips
to the dish against John Van Benschoten and the Pittsburgh ‘pen. On July 9, dalmeetz048 saw his 34-game streak snapped when Berkman turned in an 0-for-1 effort with four walks against the Bucs.
natale94 wasn’t the only member of the Top 5 to see his streak return to zero after choosing Berkman. A staggering 13.5% of BTS competitors, including yesterday’s fourth- and fifth-place competitors, ttamel and littled75, saw their streaks end with Berkman’s hitless performance.
As a result of the Top 5 upheaval, three new competitors — bailtard, oldeguy, and justablooper — made their way onto the leaderboard. Meanwhile, garykittilsen jumped back into a first-place tie with freebirdsince88, who rode the bat of outfielder Vladimir Guerrero (1-for-4) to extend his streak to 32 games. garykittilsen was in first until his streak stalled on Sunday night after his pick, Placido Polanco, did not play.
Yesterday’s Top 5 most selected players
1. Lance Berkman (HOU): 13.5%, 0-for-3
2. Chipper Jones (ATL): 4.1%, 1-for-4
3. Kevin Youkilis (BOS): 3.8%, 1-for-3
4. Derek Jeter (NYY): 3.7%, 2-for-5
5. Dustin Pedroia (BOS): 3.6%, 1-for-5