Beat the Streak Report: Sunday, Aug. 24

Pick of the day 

mannydodgersBTS.jpgManny Ramirez, OF, Dodgers

  • 14-for-23 (.609 AVG) career vs. PHI RHP Joe Blanton
  • .375 AVG in August


Yesterday’s pick, results

Carlos Beltran (NYM), 0-for-3

Top 5 current leaders

1. pupway10 (Jose Reyes)
2. halfogre (Milton Bradley)
3. damayr (Jose Reyes)
4. spalaniappan0209 (Chipper Jones)
5. bosbball (Albert Pujols)

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

Yesterday’s results

An outstanding 39-game hit streak by eduneversaydie came to a close yesterday when Dustin Pedroia went 0-for-3 against Toronto. Though eduneversaydie fell short of the 40-game mark, his run tied competitor 3059s36 for the season’s second-highest mark. The hitless performance also ended Pedroia’s personal streak at nine.

Two other Top 5 competitors were also eliminated from play, including second-place bruinscup72 and fifth-place kbarnett10, both of whom chose Ichiro Suzuki (0-for-4).

reyesbts.jpgWith eduneversaydie and bruinscup72 out of the running, pupway 10 became the new BTS leader at 32 games thanks to Jose Reyes, who went 2-for-4 vs. Houston. Reyes also pushed damayr into third place at 30 games. Seizing hold of the second spot at 31 games was halfogre, who benefited from a 1-for-3 showing from Milton Bradley.

Yesterday’s Top 5 most selected players:

1. Dustin Pedroia (BOS): 6.8%, 0-for-3
2. Carlos Beltran (NYM) 6.0%, 0-for-3
3. Josh Hamilton (TEX): 5.7%, 0-for-4
4. Ichiro Suzuki (SEA): 4.7%, 0-for-4
5. Jose Reyes (NYM): 3.9%, 2-for-4


wow only 50 people left to make a run at 57
and only 72 can make a run at 56
502 can still tie for the season high
how crazy is this????

Even though there are only 35 days left in the regular season, you reall should count 37 to be safe, because there is always the chance that 3 teams tie for a playoff spot and those games still count for picks as well.

For reference, see last year’s tiebreaker between the Rockies and Padres.

In 2006, if there was a tie, that tiebreaking day would have given the 2nd place BTS competitor a chance to tie for the lead, and a 3-way tie would have allowed him to win the contest.

But the Dodgers scored 7 runs in the bottom of the 9th inning to win the NL West.

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