Beat the Streak Report: Thursday, July 31

Picks of the day

hudsonBTS.jpgOrlando Hudson, 2B, Diamondbacks

  • 11-for-31 (.355) vs. LAD RHP Derek Lowe
  • .381 AVG since All-Star break

Robinson Cano, 2B, Yankees

  • 8-for-12 (.667) vs. LAA RHP Jon Garland
  • .396 AVG since All-Star break

Yesterday’s picks, results

Ken Griffey Jr. (CIN): 1-for-5
Grady Sizemore (CLE):  2-for-7
Top 5 current leaders
(yesterday’s pick)

1. soxwhite24, 30 games (Matt Holliday)
2. bgibbs14, 27 (Matt Holliday)
2. j.ves, 27 (Matt Kemp)
4. redfuture, 26 (Jhonny Peralta)
5. jsbc27, 25 (Geoff Jenkins)
5. kbharvey, 25 (Conor Jackson)

BTS season leader:  Robert Paradise, 48
BTS all-time leader: Michael Karatzia, 49
MLB all-time leader: Joe DiMaggio, 56

Yesterday’s results

BTS leader soxwhite24 broke into 30-game territory last night thanks to Matt Holliday, who collected a pair of singles in Colorado’s win over the Pirates. soxwhite24 is the first competitor to reach the 30-game plateau since freebirdsince88 saw his 33-game streak end on Wednesday, July 23.

kempBTS.jpgThe rest of the Top 5 all extended their own streaks to keep pace with the leader last night. Second-place contestants bgibbs14 and j.ves stretched their streaks to 27 games each thanks to Holliday and Matt Kemp. Fourth-place competitor redfuture, who changed his name from trevislunford yesterday, stayed one game out of second place after Jhonny Peralta scratched out a 1-for-6 effort against Detroit. Contestants jsbc27 and kbharvey maintained their spot at the rear of the Top 5 thanks to Geoff Jenkins (2-for-3) and Conor Jackson (1-for-5).

Each of yesterday’s Top 5 most-picked players delivered a hit. Holliday was the only player in that group who was also picked by a member of the Top 5.

Yesterday’s Top 5 most selected players

1. Ichiro Suzuki (SEA): 7.9%, 3-for-4
2. Matt Holliday (COL): 5.5%, 2-for-3
3. Chase Utley (PHI): 4.9%, 2-for-4
4. Ian Kinsler (TEX): 4.6%, 1-for-4
5. Dustin Pedroia (BOS): 4.3%, 1-for-5

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