Beat the Streak Report: Thursday, Aug. 14

Picks of the day
Alfonso Soriano, OF, Cubs

  • 8-for-18 (.444) vs. ATL LHP Tom Glavine
  • .337 AVG since All-Star break

Kevin Youkilis, 1B, Red Sox

  • 4-for-10 (.400) vs. TEX RHP Vicente Padilla
  • .409 AVG in August

Yesterday’s picks, results

Stephen Drew (ARI): 2-for-5
Manny Ramirez (LAD): 1-for-3
Top 5 current leaders
(yesterday’s pick)
1. bassman, 36 games (Matt Holliday)
2. eduneversaydie, 31 (Matt Holliday)
3. cali_kid, 30 (Manny Ramirez)
3. jpsteeleaz69, 30 (Matt Holliday)
5. eanderson, 27 (Dustin Pedroia)
5. howard.liebers 27 (Conor Jackson)
5. knightbomb, 27 (Matt Holliday)
5. theoneuno, 27 (Dustin Pedroia)
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 bassman extended his streak to 36 games thanks to Matt Holliday’s 1-for-4 night against the Diamondbacks, but not all Top 5 members were so lucky. Yesterday’s second-place competitor saw his 30-game streak come to an end last night, opening the door for four competitors to jam into a fifth-place tie.

pedroiaBTS3.jpgTwo of the fifth-place co-leaders went with Dustin Pedroia, who delivered a 2-for-5 performance against Luis Mendoza and the Texas bullpen. The other two competitors went with Holliday and Conor Jackson, who slapped a fourth-inning single of Jeff Francis to complete a 1-for-4 effort.

Third-place competitors jpsteeleaz69 and cali_kid broke into 30-game territory yesterday thanks to Holliday and Manny Ramirez, who launched a two-run homer off Joe Blanton in the Dodgers’ win over Philadelphia.
Yesterday’s Top 5 most selected players

1. Dustin Pedroia (BOS): 8.4%, 2-for-5
2. Lance Berkman (HOU):  5.9%, 1-for-3
3. Manny Ramirez (LAD): 5.3%, 1-for-3
4. Nate McLouth (PIT): 3.9%, 2-for-3
5. Alex Rodriguez (NYY): 3.1%, 1-for-4

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