August 2008

Beat the Streak Report: Tuesday, Aug. 5

Picks of the day
grandersonBTS.jpg

Curtis Granderson, OF, Tigers

  • 7-for-21 (.333) vs. CWS RHP Gavin Floyd
  • .367 AVG during 13-game hit streak

Jose Lopez, 2B, Mariners

  • 5-for-9 (.556) vs. MIN RHP Scott Baker
  • Hit safely in 25 of last 27 G

Yesterday’s picks, results

Aubrey Huff (BAL): 1-for-5
Garret Anderson (LAA): 1-for-4
    
youkkkBTS.jpgTop 5 current leaders
(yesterday’s pick)

1. soxwhite24, 35 games (Kevin Youkilis)
2. bassman, 28 (Derek Jeter)
3. 92gm, 25 (Alex Rios)
4. boobsmcoakes, 23 (Prince Fielder)
4. taswanso, 23 (Ichiro Suzuki)
   
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 soxwhite24 cleared another hurdle in his chase of history last night, extending his streak to 35 games on the strength of Kevin Youkilis’ 1-for-3 effort against the Royals. Youkilis delivered a first-inning RBI double off Kansas City starter Gil Meche to keep the BTS leader in the hunt.

rodriguezsucksBTS.jpgTwo members of yesterday’s Top 5, mxedout and t-birds8, saw their streaks revert to zero courtesy of hitless efforts by Alex Rodriguez (0-for-3) and Alfonso Soriano (0-for-4). A-Rod entered the day with seven RBIs in seven at-bats against Texas starter Vicente Padilla, but was unable to deliver against Padilla and the Rangers ‘pen. Similarly, Alfonso Soriano was stifled against Astros pitcher Brian Moehler, despite having collected four hits in seven career at-bats against the hurler entering Monday’s action.

Competitors boobsmcoakes and taswano took advantage of the opening and surged onto the leaderboard, extending their streaks to 23 games thanks to solid efforts by Prince Fielder (1-for-3) and Ichiro Suzuki (2-for-3).

Yesterday’s Top 5 most selected players

1. Ichiro Suzuki (SEA): 7.4%, 2-for-3
2. Dustin Pedroia (BOS): 5.2%, 3-for-4
3. Alfonso Soriano (CHC): 5.1%, 0-for-4
4. Matt Holliday (COL): 5.0%, 1-for-4
5. Alex Rodriguez (NYY): 4.8%, 0-for-3

Beat the Streak Report: Monday, Aug. 4

Picks of the day
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Aubrey Huff, DH, Orioles

  • 5-for-9 (.555) vs. LAA LHP Joe Saunders
  • .468 AVG during 12-game hit streak

Garret Anderson, OF, Angels

  • 1-for-2 (.500) vs. BAL RHP Dennis Sarfate
  • .432 AVG during 11-game hit streak

Weekend picks, results

Friday: Mark Teixeira (LAA): 1-for-2; Matt Kemp (LAD): 1-for-4
Saturday: Justin Morneau (MIN): 1-for-3
Sunday: Albert Pujols (STL): 0-for-3
   
sorianoBTS.jpgTop 5 current leaders
(yesterday’s pick)

1. soxwhite24, 34 games (Matt Holliday)
2. bassman, 27 games (Alfonso Soriano)
2. mxedout, 27 games (Brian Giles)
2. t-birds8, 27 games (Brian Roberts)
5. 92gm, 24 games (Matt Stairs)

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 soxwhite24 stretched his streak to 34-games over the weekend, making him the first leader in four weeks to hold onto the top spot through a weekend. Last night, soxwhite24 capitalized on Matt Holliday’s two-homer barrage against Ricky Nolasco and the Marlins.

hollidayBTS2.jpgThe
leader was the sole member of Friday’s Top 5 to last through the
weekend. Newcomers bassman, mxedout and t-birds8 took advantage of the
turnover and fought their way into a three-way tie for second-place
with 27-game streaks. Fifth-place competitor 92gm, who stayed alive
last night thanks to Matt Stairs (2-for-3), rounds out the Top 5 with a
24-game streak.

Yesterday’s most-picked player, Alfonso Soriano, rewarded fans for their faith by going 3-for-5 with a solo homer against the Pirates. Albert Pujols, who was chosen by 4.8% of fans, was the only member of the Top 5 most-picked players who couldn’t deliver a hit. The All-Star first baseman was held hitless in four trips to the dish against Brett Myers and the Philadelphia ‘pen.

Yesterday’s Top 5 most selected players

1. Alfonso Soriano (CHC): 5.6%, 3-for-5
2. Albert Pujols (STL): 4.8%, 0-for-3
3. Ichiro Suzuki (SEA): 4.7%, 1-for-4
4. Matt Holliday (COL): 3.6%, 1-for-4
4. Dustin Pedroia (BOS): 3.6%, 1-for-4
 

Beat the Streak Report: Friday, Aug. 1

Weekend Picks

Friday

teixeiraBTS.jpgMark Teixeira, 1B, Angels

  • 7-for-13 (.538) vs. NYY RHP Sidney Ponson
  • .381 AVG since All-Star break

Matt Kemp, OF, Dodgers

  • 2-for-2 (1.000) vs. ARI LHP Randy Johnson
  • .365 AVG during 18-game hit streak

Saturday

Justin Morneau, 1B, Twins

  • 17-for-40 (.425) vs. CLE RHP Paul Byrd
  • pujolsBTS2.jpg

    .345 AVG during 8-game hit streak

Sunday

Albert Pujols, 1B, Cardinals

  • 9-for-23 (.391) vs. PHI RHP Brett Myers
  • .480 AVG during 6-game hit streak


Yesterday’s picks, results

Robinson Cano (NYY): 0-for-4
Orlando Hudson (ARI): 0-for-4
    
Top 5 current leaders
utleyBTS.jpg(yesterday’s pick)

1. soxwhite24, 31 games (Chase Utley)
2. bgibbs14, 28 (Alex Rodriguez)
2. j.ves, 28 (Aramis Ramirez)
4. redfuture, 27 (Bobby Abreu)
5. jsbc27, 26 (Mark Kotsay)
   
   
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 soxwhite24 extended his streak to 31 games on the strength of Chase Utley’s 1-for-3 night against the Nationals. Utley delivered a first-inning single off Washington starter Tim Redding to stretch his own hitting streak to six games.

magglioBTSsucks.jpgThe lone casualty of yesterday’s Top 5 was competitor kbharvey, who entered the day tied for fifth-place with a 25-game streak. kbharvey’s streak was snapped when Magglio Ordonez struck out in an eighth-inning pinch-hit appearance during Detroit’s loss to the Indians.

For the second straight day, each of the Top 5 most-picked players delivered at least one hit. Albert Pujols, who was chosen by a staggering 14.8% of BTS competitors, led the way with a 1-for-4 effort against Mike Hampton and the Atlanta ‘pen.

Yesterday’s Top 5 most selected players

1. Albert Pujols (STL): 14.8%, 1-for-4
2. Hanley Ramirez (FLA): 8.4%, 1-for-3
3. Ichiro Suzuki (SEA): 7.9%, 2-for-5
4. Alex Rodriguez (NYY): 4.7%, 1-for-5
5. Chase Utley (PHI): 3.9%, 1-for-3

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