Beat the Streak Report: Friday, Aug. 15

Picks of the day

andersonBTS.jpgGarret Anderson, OF, Angels

  • 6-for-13 (.462) vs. CLE LHP Cliff Lee
  • .387 AVG during 18-game hit streak

Ichiro Suzuki, OF, Mariners

  • 4-for-7 (.571) vs. MIN LHP Francisco Liriano
  • .319 AVG since All-Star break

Yesterday’s picks, results

Alfonso Soriano (CHC): 1-for-5
Kevin Youkilis (BOS): 2-for-4
Top 5 current leaders
(yesterday’s pick)
1. bassman, 37 games (Alfonso Soriano)
2. eduneversaydie, 32 (Orlando Cabrera)
3. cali_kid, 31 (Kevin Youkilis)
3. jpsteeleaz69, 31 (Magglio Ordonez)
5. knightbomb, 28 (Randy Winn)
5. theoneuno, 28 (Alfonso Soriano)
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 inched closer to the history books yesterday after Alfonso Soriano went 1-for-5 in the Cubs’ win over Atlanta. Soriano blasted a two-run, fourth-inning homer off Tom Glavine to extend bassman’s streak to 37 games, the fourth-longest of the season.

Two of yesterday’s four fifth-place competitors were cut from the ranks after choosing Conor Jackson and Sean Casey. Jackson went 0-for-4 with a walk against Glendon Rusch and the Colorado bullpen, while Sean Casey grounded out to second in his lone at-bat as a pinch hitter in Boston’s win over the Rangers.

The rest of the Top 5 kept pace with the leader, as second-place competitor eduneversaydie led the way by capitalizing on Orlando Cabrera’s 1-for-4 night against the Royals. Third-place fans cali_kid and jpsteeleaz69 extended their streaks to 31 games on the strength of Kevin Youkilis (2-for-4) and Magglio Ordonez (1-for-3), while fifth-place contestants knightbomb and theoneuno maintained their spots on the leaderboard courtesy of Randy Winn (2-for-4) and Soriano.

Yesterday’s Top 5 most selected players

1. Dustin Pedroia (BOS): 7.9%, 3-for-5
2. Alfonso Soriano (CHC): 5.9%, 1-for-5
3. Lance Berkman (HOU): 5.8%, 2-for-4
4. Kevin Youkilis (BOS): 5.3%, 2-for-4
5. Manny Ramirez (LAD): 5.1%, 0-for-3


  1. jagx

    i was shocked to see ichiro as a top pick yesterday against Liriano. Liriano is the man! I didn’t think anderson was a good pick either, against a totally different cliff lee than in years past, but he did get a hit. Also luckily a-rod got a hit with 2 outs in the 9th, or else 20% of peoples streaks would of been gone just like that. I was hoping for that of course since i had Mauer. I was really hoping for a saturday pick of the day cause i was stumped on who to pick today. I ended up going with damon who had …..probably a bias hit in 6 at bats so far, but i’ll take it. Hopefully this luck will stay with me and i’ll be in the top 25 in a few days, and stay there for a couple of weeks lol.

  2. champion_88

    I used Mark Teixeira yesterday and he went 1 for 2, with 2 walks, to extend my streak to 14 games.

    My season high is 16 and career high is 22 games.

    This year has been an off-year for me in Survivor and Beat the Streak.

    But this is probably my last chance to crack the leaderboard and maybe even get in 1st place.

    I’m done for Survivor. The 1st place guy is up to 28 wins in a row and still going. No way I’ll ever catch that.

  3. backrubs

    Saturday was an easy pick.
    I was struggling with Tejada as a pick for sunday even though he has a .500 career average against Randy Johnson. and i almost made a change at the last second to Jose Reyes or Clint Barmes. but as luck would have it, i didnt change and Tejada has a first inning single,. and the other two have not gotten a hit as i type this

    im sitting at 15 games right now, its my career best on beat the streak.
    Tomorrow, i have michael young whos batting almost 450 against kenny rogers

  4. aharner

    How many days are left in this game? I have struggled all year and again at 0. Do I even have a shot anymore?

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