Beat the Streak Report: Tuesday, Aug. 5

Picks of the day

Curtis Granderson, OF, Tigers

  • 7-for-21 (.333) vs. CWS RHP Gavin Floyd
  • .367 AVG during 13-game hit streak

Jose Lopez, 2B, Mariners

  • 5-for-9 (.556) vs. MIN RHP Scott Baker
  • Hit safely in 25 of last 27 G

Yesterday’s picks, results

Aubrey Huff (BAL): 1-for-5
Garret Anderson (LAA): 1-for-4
youkkkBTS.jpgTop 5 current leaders
(yesterday’s pick)

1. soxwhite24, 35 games (Kevin Youkilis)
2. bassman, 28 (Derek Jeter)
3. 92gm, 25 (Alex Rios)
4. boobsmcoakes, 23 (Prince Fielder)
4. taswanso, 23 (Ichiro Suzuki)
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 cleared another hurdle in his chase of history last night, extending his streak to 35 games on the strength of Kevin Youkilis’ 1-for-3 effort against the Royals. Youkilis delivered a first-inning RBI double off Kansas City starter Gil Meche to keep the BTS leader in the hunt.

rodriguezsucksBTS.jpgTwo members of yesterday’s Top 5, mxedout and t-birds8, saw their streaks revert to zero courtesy of hitless efforts by Alex Rodriguez (0-for-3) and Alfonso Soriano (0-for-4). A-Rod entered the day with seven RBIs in seven at-bats against Texas starter Vicente Padilla, but was unable to deliver against Padilla and the Rangers ‘pen. Similarly, Alfonso Soriano was stifled against Astros pitcher Brian Moehler, despite having collected four hits in seven career at-bats against the hurler entering Monday’s action.

Competitors boobsmcoakes and taswano took advantage of the opening and surged onto the leaderboard, extending their streaks to 23 games thanks to solid efforts by Prince Fielder (1-for-3) and Ichiro Suzuki (2-for-3).

Yesterday’s Top 5 most selected players

1. Ichiro Suzuki (SEA): 7.4%, 2-for-3
2. Dustin Pedroia (BOS): 5.2%, 3-for-4
3. Alfonso Soriano (CHC): 5.1%, 0-for-4
4. Matt Holliday (COL): 5.0%, 1-for-4
5. Alex Rodriguez (NYY): 4.8%, 0-for-3

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