September 2008

Beat the Streak Report: Friday, Sept. 26

Picks of the day

Vladimir Guerrero, OF, Angels

  • 12-for-27 (.444) vs. TEX RHP Vicente Padilla
  • .422 AVG in September

kelly_johnson_bts.jpgKelly Johnson, 2B, Braves

  • 4-for-9 (.444) vs. HOU RHP Brian Moehler
  • .391 AVG during 23-game hit streak

Yesterday’s picks, results

  • J.J. Hardy (MIL), 0-for-4
  • Lance Berkman (HOU), 1-for-4

Top 5 current leaders (yesterday’s picks)

1. ali2win2 (Matt Holliday), 26 games
1. dalegerman (Vladimir Guerrero), 26 games
3. alperins (Dustin Pedroia), 23 games
3. ChaChalex (Matt Holliday), 23 games
5. chattr (Ichiro Suzuki), 19 games
5. kngsofaz (Jay Bruce), 19 games

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

Beat the Streak Report: Thursday, Sept. 25

Picks of the day

hardy_bts_sept.jpgJ.J. Hardy, SS, Brewers

  • 10-for-17 (.588) vs. PIT LHP Zach Duke
  • .513 AVG in last 8 G

Lance Berkman, 1B, Astros

  • 4-for-7 (.571) vs. CIN RHP Johnny Cueto
  • .396 AVG vs. CIN in ’08

Yesterday’s picks, results

  • Ichiro Suzuki (SEA), 0-for-5
  • Hanley Ramirez (FLA), 3-for-5

Top 5 current leaders (yesterday’s picks)

1. ali2win2 (Milton Bradley), 25 games
1. dalegerman (David Ortiz), 25 games
3. alperins (Placido Polanco), 22 games
3. ChaChalex (Dustin Pedroia), 22 games
5. tlerche (Dustin Pedroia), 20 games

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

Beat the Streak Report: Wednesday, Sept. 24

Picks of the day

Ichiro Suzuki, OF, Mariners

  • 14-for-34 (.412) vs. LAA RHP Jon Garland
  • .338 AVG during 16-game hit streak

Hanley.jpgHanley Ramirez, SS, Marlins

  • 5-for-11 (.455) vs. WSH RHP Tim Redding
  • Career .335 AVG vs. WSH

Yesterday’s picks, results

  • Vernon Wells, (TOR), 0-for-4\
  • David DeJesus(KC), 1-for-3

Top 5 current leaders (yesterday’s picks)

1. popeye34 (Derek Jeter), 26 games
2. ali2win2 (Manny Ramirez), 24 games
2. dalegerman (Manny Ramirez), 24 games
4. jeffmccullagh (Ichiro Suzuki), 23 games
5. alperins (Josh Hamilton), 21 games
5. ChaChalex (Hanley Ramirez), 21 games

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

Beat the Streak Report: Tuesday, Sept. 23

Picks of the day

Vernon Wells, OF, Blue Jays

  • 17-for-44 (.386) vs. NYY RHP Mike Mussina since ’03
  • Career .311 AVG vs. NYY


dejesus_bts2.jpgDavid DeJesus, OF, Royals

  • 11-for-27 (.407) vs. DET RHP Freddy Garcia
  • .429 AVG during 13-game hit streak

Yesterday’s picks, results

  • Magglio Ordonez (DET), 0-for-3
  • Ichiro Suzuki (SEA), 1-for-4

Top 5 current leaders (yesterday’s picks)

1. popeye34 (Derrek Lee), 25 games
2. ali2win2 (Placido Polanco), 23 games
2. dalegerman (Kevin Youkilis), 23 games
2. shaggy_412 (Vladimir Guerrero), 23 games
5. jeffmccullagh (Ichiro Suzuki), 22 games

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

 

Beat the Streak Report: Monday, Sept. 22

Picks of the day


magglioBTS2.jpgMagglio Ordonez, OF, Tigers

  • 12-for-33 (.364) vs. KC RHP Gil Meche
  • .418 AVG in September

Ichiro Suzuki, OF, Mariners

  • .339 AVG during 15-game hit streak
  • .327 AVG since All-Star break

Top 5 current leaders

1. popeye34 (Dustin Pedroia), 24 games
2. ali2win2 (Chase Utley), 22 games
2. dalegerman (Miguel Tejada), 22 games
2. shaggy_412 (Carlos Delgado), 22 games
5. jeffmccullagh (Ichiro Suzuki), 21 games

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

Beat the Streak Report: Friday, Sept. 19

Picks of the day

Chipper Jones, 3B, Braves

  • 11-for-24 (.458) vs. NYM LHP Oliver Perez
  • .457 AVG during 9-game hit streak

kemp_bts.jpgMatt Kemp, OF, Dodgers

  • 11-for-21 (.524) vs. SF LHP Barry Zito
  • .393 AVG during 6-game hit streak

Yesterday’s picks, results

  • Randy Winn (SF), 1-for-4
  • Manny Ramirez (LAD), 0-for-4

Top 5 current leaders

1. flyers228 (Ichiro Suzuki)
2. KELVIN (Vernon Wells)
3. dbcks961 (Vernon Wells)
3. gaudet (Ichiro Suzuki)
3. kblaeuer (Mike Aviles)
3. smokedmeat (Randy Winn)

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

Yesterday’s results

Some BTS users take minutes peering over stats before making their pick of the day. Others rely on recommendations from the Morning Roundup. And then there are those who stick with one player time and time again.


ichiro275.jpgTake BTS leader flyers228, whose faith in Ichiro Suzuki helped to extend his streak to 30 games yesterday. The Mariners leadoff man came through with a single during a 12-0 loss to Kansas City.

Of course, flyers228 isn’t the only Ichiro fan. Nearly eight percent of BTS users were rewarded by the 1-for-2 performance, including gaudet, who, at 23 games, moved into a four-way tie for fourth place with dbcks961 (Vernon Wells), kblaeuer (Mike Aviles) and smokedmeat (Randy Winn).

Trusting the bat of Vernon Wells again paid dividends for second-place competitor KELVIN, whose streak improved to 27 games after the Blue Jays center fielder singled in three at-bats vs. Baltimore.

Yesterday’s Top 5 most selected players
 
1. Ichiro Suzuki (SEA): 7.9%, 1-for-2
2. Manny Ramirez (LAD): 4.9%, 0-for-4
3. Lance Berkman (HOU): 4.4%, 0-for-4
4. Chase Utley (PHI): 4.4%, 1-for-5
5. Albert Pujols (STL): 4.3%, 1-for-3

Beat the Streak Report: Thursday, Sept. 18

Picks of the day


winn_bts.jpgRandy Winn, OF, Giants

  • 7-for-17 (.412) vs. ARI LHP Randy Johnson
  • .354 AVG since All-Star break

Manny Ramirez, OF, Dodgers

  • .411 AVG during 8-game hit streak
  • .400 AVG with LAD

Yesterday’s picks, results

  • Albert Pujols (STL), 0-for-4
  • Ichiro Suzuki (SEA), 3-for-3

Top 5 current leaders

1. flyers228 (Ichiro Suzuki)
2. KELVIN (Vernon Wells)
3. jim9269 (Grady Sizemore)
3. malcolmpearson (Ichiro Suzuki)
5. dbcks961 (Placido Polanco)
5. gaudet (Jose Reyes)
5. kblaeuer (Carlos Beltran)
5. smokedmeat (Raul Ibanez)

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

Yesterday’s results

ichiro_bts_sept.gifIchiro Suzuki left many BTS users smiling yesterday, including BTS leader flyers228, whose streak grew to 29 games when the Mariners leadoff man went 3-for-3 vs. Kansas City. The impressive performance also pushed Ichiro over the 200-hit mark for the eighth straight season, tying a record held by Willie Keeler more than a century ago.

Ichiro — picked by nearly eight percent of users — also extended malcolmpearson’s streak to 23 games, tying him with jim9269 for third place. Staying alive in second place was KELVIN, who for the second straight day relied on Vernon Wells (1-for-4), extending his streak to 26 games.

Popularity didn’t pay off everywhere, however, as yesterday’s most selected player — Albert Pujols — came up empty against the Reds.

Yesterday’s Top 5 most selected players
 
1. Albert Pujols (STL): 8.3%, 0-for-4
2. Ichiro Suzuki (SEA): 7.8%, 3-for-3
3. Derek Jeter (NYY): 4.7%, 0-for-4
4. Dustin Pedroia (BOS): 4.2%, 1-for-4
5. Manny Ramirez (LAD): 3.9%, 1-for-3

 

Beat the Streak Report: Wednesday, Sept. 17

Picks of the day

pujolsbts.jpgAlbert Pujols, 1B, Cardinals

  • 14-for-39 (.359) vs. CIN RHP Aaron Harang
  • 8-for-20 (.400) at CIN in ’08

Ichiro Suzuki, OF, Mariners

  • 7-for-12 (.583) vs. KC RHP Gil Meche
  • .317 AVG during 9-game hit streak

Yesterday’s picks, results

  • David Wright (NYM), 1-for-4
  • Chipper Jones (ATL), 1-for-2

Top 5 current leaders

1. flyers228 (Ichiro Suzuki)
2. jwwadd (David Wright)
3. KELVIN (Vernon Wells)
3. bert7 (Jason Bay)
3. chrisr_777 (Magglio Ordonez)

 

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

Yesterday’s results

beltran.jpgCarlos Beltran came up empty in all four plate appearances vs. Washington yesterday, ending jtfluet5’s streak at 41 games. Overall, it was quite an impressive run — the second-longest streak all season.

With jtfluet5 out of the running, flyers228 emerged as the new BTS leader at 28 games when Ichiro Suzuki — yesterday’s most popular BTS pick — delivered his second straight 1-for-4 performance against Kansas City. The shakeup also left jwwadd in second place at 26 games thanks to David Wright, who went 1-for-4 vs. Washington. Third place turned into a three-way tie between KELVIN (Vernon Wells, 1-for-3), chrisr_777 (Magglio Ordonez, 2-for-4) and bert7, who remained stuck at 25 games with Jason Bay getting the day off.

Yesterday’s Top 5 most selected players
 
1. Ichiro Suzuki (SEA): 6.4%, 1-for-4
2. Dustin Pedroia (BOS): 5.0%, 1-for-4
3. Albert Pujols (STL): 4.7%, 0-for-4
4. Manny Ramirez (LAD): 4.3%, 3-for-5
5. Magglio Ordonez (DET): 4.2%, 2-for-4

Beat the Streak Report: Tuesday, Sept. 16

Picks of the day

dwrightbs.jpgDavid Wright, 3B, Mets

  • 7-for-14 (.500) vs. WSH LHP Odalis Perez
  • .379 AVG vs. LHP in ’08

Chipper Jones, 3B, Braves

  • 4-for-11 (.364) vs. PHI LHP Jamie Moyer
  • .481 AVG during 6-game hit streak

Top 5 current leaders

1. jtfluet5 (Dustin Pedroia)
2. flyers228 (Ichiro Suzuki)
3. bert7 (Dustin Pedroia)
3. jwwadd (Magglio Ordonez)
5. KELVIN (Michael Young)
5. chrisr_777 (Ichiro Suzuki)
5. greencircle (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


Pedroia2BTS.jpgAfter joining elite company over the weekend, BTS leader jtfluet5 went one step further yesterday, extending his streak to 41  games when Dustin Pedroia went 1-for-3 vs. Tampa Bay. It marks the second-longest streak all season, behind the memorable 48-game run from spooky93.

Pedroia was tabbed by nearly 11 percent of users, making him yesterday’s most popular BTS pick. The Red Sox second baseman also pushed bert7’s streak to 25 games, alongside third-place counterpart jwwadd.

And six Top 10 competitors benifited from Ichiro Suzuki’s 1-for-4 performance against Kansas City, including chrisr_777, greencircle and second-place competitor flyers228.

Yesterday’s Top 5 most selected players
 
1. Dustin Pedroia (BOS): 10.7%, 1-for-3
2. Manny Ramirez (LAD): 8.9%, 3-for-4
3. Ichiro Suzuki (SEA): 8.3%, 1-for-4
4. Matt Holliday (COL): 4.5%, 0-for-5
5. Derek Jeter (NYY): 4.3%, 0-for-4

Beat the Streak Report: Friday, Sept. 12

Picks of the day

berkmanbts.jpgLance Berkman, 1B, Astros

  • 20-for-42 (.476) vs. CHC RHP Jason Marquis
  • .335 home AVG in ’08

Albert Pujols, 1B, Cardinals

  • 7-for-14 vs. PIT LHP Paul Maholm
  • .345 AVG during 7-game hit streak

 

Yesterday’s picks, results

  • Raul Ibanez (SEA), 1-for-3
  • Randy Winn (SF), 1-for-5

 

Top 5 current leaders

1. jtfluet5 (Raul Ibanez)
2. mwkegg (Jermaine Dye)
3. lpaco1234 (Joe Mauer)
3. mlkyser (Garrett Atkins)
3. pyachamp (Vladimir Guerrero)
3. spike11870 (Ryan Howard)

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 jtfluet5 moved into elite territory yesterday when Raul Ibanez went 1-for-3 against the Angels. It brought his streak up to 37 games, tied for the fifth-longest mark all season with bassman. Another hit tonight would push him into fourth place.

dyeBTS.jpgRather than rely on Ibanez, second-place competitor mwkegg benefited by going against history with Jermaine Dye, who reversed a poor track record against Toronto pitcher Shaun Marcum with a pair of hits. It extended mwkegg’s streak to 31 games.

With a couple of Top 5 competitors eliminated from action (albert_lun, Dodger_Fan), third place turned into a four-way tie between lpaco1234, mlkyser, pyachamp and spike11870, all of whom selected different players in Joe Mauer, Garrett Atkins, Vladimir Guerrero and Ryan Howard, respectively.

Roughly nine percent of users were punished for picking All-Star Lance Berkman, who came up empty in three at-bats vs. Pittsburgh.

Yesterday’s Top 5 most selected players
 
1. Lance Berkman (HOU): 8.9%, 0-for-3
2. Joe Mauer (MIN): 8.3%, 1-for-5
3. Ichiro Suzuki (SEA): 6.6%, 1-for-5
4. Albert Pujols (STL): 5.1%, 1-for-5
5. Matt Holliday (COL): 5.1%, 3-for-4

 

 

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