Beat the Streak Report: Wednesday, July 23
Picks of the day
- 7-for-16 (.438) vs. PHI RHP Brett Myers
- .403 July AVG
- 5-for-13 (.385) vs. PIT RHP Ian Snell
- .452 AVG during 8-game hit streak
Top 5 current leaders
1. freebirdsince88, 33 games (R. Braun)
2. bailtard, 27 games (A. Pujols)
2. oldeguy, 27 games (D. Pedroia)
4. justablooper, 25 games (C. Jones)
5. lupah99, 24 games (A. Pujols)
- BTS season leader: Robert Paradise, 48 games
- BTS all-time leader: Michael Karatzia, 49 games
- MLB all-time leader: Joe DiMaggio, 56 games
Any big league manager will tell you that a walk is as good as a hit. BTS competitors know better.
Last night’s co-leader, garykittilsen, was the latest BTS contestant to fall prey to the free pass after Twins masher Justin Morneau went 0-for-1 with three walks in Minnesota’s tilt with the Yankees. If the story sounds familiar, it is. On Tuesday, July 8, exactly two weeks before last night, then leader mday1018 watched his 33-game streak crumble as Lance Berkman drew four walks in an 0-for-1 performance against Pittsburgh.
With garykittilsen having been given his walking papers, freebirdsince88 grabbed sole ownership of first place when slugger Ryan Braun scratched out an infield single to complete a 1-for-4 night.
Meanwhile, Top 5 newcomer lupah99 muscled his way onto the leaderboard after Albert Pujols churned out a 2-for-4 effort against Milwuakee.
Pujols, also chosen by second-place contestant Bailtard, was the day’s most-picked player. Overall, fans completed a rare feat by going a perfect 5-for-5 as each of the five most selected players delivered at least one hit in yesterday’s action.
Yesterday’s Top 5 most selected players
1. Albert Pujols (STL): 6.3%, 2-for-4
2. Chipper Jones (ATL): 3.9%, 1-for-3
2. Hanley Ramirez (FLA): 3.9%, 1-for-4
4. Ian Kinsler (TEX): 3.5%, 1-for-4
5. Dustin Pedroia (BOS): 3.2%, 1-for-4