Beat the Streak Report: Friday, Aug. 22
Picks of the day
- 20-for-42 (.476) vs. NYY RHP Mike Mussina
- .380 AVG in August
- 6-for-12 (.500) vs. KC RHP Brian Bannister
- 10-for-22 (.455) during six-game hit streak
Yesterday’s picks, results
Matt Holliday (COL), 1-for-3
Brad Hawpe (COL), 0-for-4
Top 5 current leaders
1. eduneversaydie (Matt Holliday)
2. bruinscup72 (Ichiro Suzuki)
3. jfb17 (Matt Holliday)
3. pupway10 (Jose Reyes)
5. halfogre (Jose Reyes)
5. kbarnett10 (Ryan Theriot)
BTS leader eduneversaydie inched closer to the record books yesterday after Matt Holliday doubled in three at-bats against the Reds. With his streak up to 38 games, eduneversaydie is one shy of tying the second-highest mark of the season.
Yesterday wasn’t as kind to several other competitors, including knightbomb and smithdog52, whose streaks ended at 33 games with Derrek Lee unable to build on past success against Reds right-hander Josh Fogg. Also falling out of the running was hinnami, as Chipper Jones came up empty in four plate appearances.
Taking over sole control of second place was bruinscup72, who leaned on the reliable Ichiro Suzuki to push his streak to 31 games. Competitors jfb17, pupway10, halfogre, kbarnett10 also benefited from the widespread elimination, thanks to the hitting of Holliday, Jose Reyes (1-for-5) and Ryan Theriot (2-for-4).
With several competitors falling out of the running, the number of fans capable of reaching 57 games dwindled to 148.
Yesterday’s Top 5 most selected players:
1. Derrek Lee (CHC): 8.4%, 0-for-3
2. Jose Reyes (NYM): 8.1%, 1-for-5
3. Manny Ramirez (LAD): 6.3%, 1-for-2
4. Hanley Ramirez (FLA): 5.7%, 0-for-0
5. Chase Utley (PHI): 5.5%, 2-for-3