Beat the Streak Report: Friday, Aug. 29
Picks of the day
- 7-for-16 (.438) vs. WSH LHP Odalis Perez
- ML-leading .359 AVG in ’08
- 8-for-19 vs. PIT LHP Tom Gorzelanny
- .404 AVG during 12-game hit streak
Yesterday’s picks, results
- Dustin Pedroia (BOS), 1-for-4
- Jimmy Rollins (PHI), 1-for-4
Top 5 current leaders
1. damayr (Joe Mauer)
2. cubdane (Dustin Pedroia)
2. joeythecrow2004 (Lance Berkman)
4. huhino (Ryan Theriot)
4. jamesakahouse (Justin Morneau)
Hours after being featured as Fan of the Day, BTS leader damayr took another step toward Joe DiMaggio yesterday when Joe Mauer singled in his first at-bat. The 1-for-3 night extended damayr’s streak to 35 games.
Several other BTS users survived with one-hit performances as well. Thanks to Lance Berkman, who went 1-for-4 against Cincinnati, both second-place competitors cubdane and joeythecrow2004 were able to push their streaks to 29 games. And with Ryan Theriot (1-for-4) and Justin Morneau (1-for-3) hitting the mark, fourth-place competitors huhino and jamesakahouse stayed alive at 27.
Not as fortunate was longlostlocke, whose run ended at 28 games after Jason Bay came up empty in his fourth at-bat at Yankee Stadium.
With several fans falling out of the running, the number of users capable of reaching 57 games shrunk to 11.
Yesterday’s Top 5 most selected players:
1. Dustin Pedroia (BOS): 11.9%, 1-for-4
2. Lance Berkman (HOU): 7.9%, 1-for-4
3. Hanley Ramirez (FLA): 7.6%, 0-for-3
4. Manny Ramirez (LAD): 4.8%, 1-for-4
5. Johnny Damon (NYY): 3.9%, 0-for-3