Beat the Streak Report: Monday, July 28

Picks of the day

guillenBTS.jpgCarlos Guillen, 3B, Tigers

  • 13-for-28 (.464) vs. CLE RHP Paul Byrd
  • 6-for-20 (.300) since All-Star break

Conor Jackson, 1B, Diamondbacks

  • 7-for-16 (.438) vs. SD RHP Greg Maddux
  • 13-for-20 (.650) during 5-game hit streak

Weekend picks, results

Friday: Jermaine Dye (CHW): 1-for-5; Carlos Lee (HOU): 2-for-4
Saturday: Ryan Braun (MIL): 1-for-2
Sunday: Aaron Rowand (SFO): 0-for-4
Top 5 current leaders
(yesterday’s pick)

mauerBTS.jpg1. lupah99, 28 games (Joe Mauer)
1. sherbrookaz, 28 (Placido Polanco)
3. soxwhite24, 27 (Evan Longoria)
4. terpfan1, 26 (Mark Teixeira)
5. bgibbs14, 24 (Lance Berkman)
5. btoh2003, 24 (Matt Holliday)
5. j.ves, 24 (Matt Holliday)
5. mickey_2290, 24 (Hanley Ramirez)
5. wax4ever, 24 (Lance Berkman)
BTS season leader:  Robert Paradise, 48
BTS all-time leader: Michael Karatzia, 49
MLB all-time leader: Joe DiMaggio, 56

Yesterday’s results

New weekend, same story.

For the third straight weekend, a BTS leader lost control of the top spot as Friday’s co-leaders bailtard and oldeguy were unable to extend their streaks through Monday. Replacing the fallen co-leaders are a pair of new ones, lupah99 and sherbrookaz, who carry 28-game streaks. And though lupah99 held a one-game lead over sherbrookaz going into the weekend, sherbrookaz moved into a first-place tie after lupah99’s pick, Joe Mauer, did not play in last night’s affair with the Indians.

longoriaBTS.jpgMeanwhile, Top 5 newcomers soxwhite24 and terpfan1 used the weekend to surge into the third and fourth spots on the leaderboard. Yesterday, they saw their streaks continue thanks to Evan Longoria (2-for-4) and Mark Teixeira (2-for-2), respectively.

Five other competitors scratched their way into a fifth-place tie over the weekend. The knot, featuring contestants with 24-game streaks, represents the second Top 5 logjam of the past five days. Last Thursday, four fans were also tied for fifth place with 24-game streaks.

Yesterday’s Top 5 most selected players

1. Joe Mauer (MIN): 4.3%, 0-for-0
2. Lance Berkman (HOU): 4.1%, 2-for-4
3. Matt Holliday (COL): 4.0%, 2-for-6
3. Dustin Pedroia (BOS): 4.0%, 2-for-4
5. Placido Polanco (DET): 3.1%, 1-for-3



    Jeterford, good job!!! You picked somebody albeit a failure, but at least you grew some balls. Congrats.

    Too bad hkxxx53, wsonata2007, maroon5555, mikaroomy, cubscoutcrooks, firefoxmozz, slreeef, smiley10002, vegasjj, wuhopmott, bedazzzledxx, omahankcorn, and most of all dugup4diamond (as well a large contingent of others) couldn’t work it out with Jose Reyes today. Better luck next time. I’ve got a feeling Brett Gardner will go on a 57 game hitting streak from the comforts of Scranton, so keep working that angle!

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