Beat the Streak Report: Tuesday, Aug. 26

Picks of the day 

chipperbts275.jpgChipper Jones, 3B, Braves

  • 11-for-18 (.611) vs. FLA LHP Scott Olsen
  • ML-leading .359 AVG

Albert Pujols, 1B, Cardinals

  • 17-for-49 (.347) vs. MIL RHP Ben Sheets since ’03
  • .562 AVG during 8-game hit streak

Yesterday’s picks, results

Joe Mauer (MIN), 0-for-4
David Wright (NYM), 1-for-2

Top 5 current leaders

1. halfogre (Ryan Theriot)
2. damayr (Placido Polanco)
3. purchasing (Aramis Ramirez)
4. humber_95 (Michael Young)
4. jeffrey_german_vila (Jose Reyes)
4. t.fuehring (Placido Polanco)

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

Yesterday’s results

A hitless night from Brian Roberts spelled the end for two Top 5 BTS competitors, including No. 1 ranked pupway10, whose streak ended at 33 games, and fourth-place jonnystu4, who finished at 28 games.

theriot.bts.jpgWith pupway10 out of the running, halfogre — fresh off yesterday’s Fan of the Day profile — emerged as the new BTS leader at 33 games thanks to a 1-for-3 performance from Ryan Theriot. Taking over second place at 32 games was damayr, who got by with a 1-for-5 showing from Placido Polanco. Polanco also extended t.fuehring’s streak to 27, putting him in a three-way tie for fourth place with humber_95 (Michael Young, 3-for-5), and jeffrey_german_vila (Jose Reyes, 3-for-4). Competitor purchasing moved into the third spot at 28 games after Aramis Ramirez blasted a three-run homer against the Pirates.

With several competitors falling out of the running, the number of fans capable of reaching 57 games shrunk to 39.

Yesterday’s Top 5 most selected players:
1. Ichiro Suzuki (SEA): 6.2%, 1-for-5
2. Joe Mauer (MIN): 5.6%, 0-for-4
3. Alfonso Soriano (CHC): 4.4%, 3-for-5
4. Lance Berkman (HOU): 3.8%, 1-for-3
5. Manny Ramirez (LAD): 3.4%, 0-for-4
5. Michael Young (TEX): 3.4%, 3-for-5


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