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

5 Comments

Spooky93 with his wallet a little fatter would like to give Carlos Beltran a big thanks for his 0-4 last night. Sleep well pickmaster!

Yeah, I don’t quite understand the picks when the leaders lose. Odalis Perez is quite a good left handed pitcher and his BAA is probably no better than .250. Coupled with a team struggling to score runs and a guy who bats 4th in the order, doesn’t make a whole lot of sense.

Manny Ramirez made a lot more sense yesterday, since he was going against Jeff Karstens who has struggled recently, is batting .329 on the season, the Dodgers are hot, etc.

Hey Ojvairo, Woulda seemed like a great pick if he got a hit wouldn’t it have…How far did you get in BTS you dink!

looks like spooky93 takes home the $10,000 cash prize.hope mlb.com isn’t having trouble like some of our banks.best of luck collecting pickmaster.if you do have any trouble let me know,my uncle guido works on only 20%.

“Hey Ojvairo, Woulda seemed like a great pick if he got a hit wouldn’t it have…How far did you get in BTS you dink!”

No, it still would have been a bad pick. He just would have gotten lucky that time.

For example, suppose he picked a guy batting .220, hit 8th in the order, the team was home, and going up against Tim Linecum.

That would be a terrible pick…even if he got a hit. Because even if he did get a hit, would you suggest continuing to pick under those same conditions over and over?

For a good pick, you would obviously say yes. But would you say that for a bad pick?

Another example was when someone was at 35 games earlier in the year and picked Jorge Posada against Roy Halladay when Halladay was in a zone. Posada typically only hits 6th in the order and wasn’t even that hot at the time and I remember seeing a big red flag go up and sure enough he went 0 for 3 and the Yankees got 2 hits as a team.

My career best is ~ 20, how about you?

And do you play Beat the Streak: Home Run Edition and MLB.com Survivor contests also?

Note: For anyone from the MLB fantasy department, we need a separate blog next year for those contests as well.

Also, the prize for MLB.com Survivor needs to be seriously amped up, especially the prize if no one reaches 27 games.

Finally, those same in-depth searching features found in the Beat the Streak leaderboard need to be unlocked for Beat the Streak: Home Run Edition and Survivor as well.

And also, one last quick thing, when will registration for the Postseason Survivor begin and will there be any Beat the Streak contests for the postseason this year?

I am confused as to their omission in years’ past?

Thank you for your time!

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