Beat the Streak Report: Monday, April 20

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Today’s recommended picks

Miguel Tejada, SS, Astros
11-for-27 (.407 AVG) lifetime vs. Reds starter Bronson Arroyo

Carlos Lee, OF, Astros
10-for-28 (.357 AVG) lifetime vs. Reds starter Bronson Arroyo

Kevin Kouzmanoff, 3B, Padres
5-for-12 (.417 AVG) lifetime vs. Phillies starter Jamie Moyer

BTS all-time leader: Michael Karatzia, 49
MLB all-time leader: Joe DiMaggio, 56

Yesterday’s results

Thanks in part to a hitless performance from Mets third baseman David Wright — yesterday’s most popular BTS selection — we’re down to 64 users tied for first place at 14 games. Congratulations to those who made flawless selections through the first two weeks of action. And for those who found themselves starting from scratch on at least one occasion — it’s a long season, so don’t give up!

Yesterday’s Top 5 most selected players

1. David Wright (NYM): 7.8%, 0-for-4
2. Albert Pujols (STL): 4.4%, 0-for-0
3. Derek Jeter (NYY): 4.2%, 1-for-4
4. Kevin Youkilis (BOS): 3.9%, 1-for-2
5. Miguel Cabrera (DET): 3.7%, 2-for-4

8 Comments

YES!!!

Single for Youkilis in the bottom of the 7th, which could be his last PA!

I was going to be sooo mad to lose my streak with an 0 for 1 and 4 walks!

This game is tough.

Who did you pick today?

And it is the toughest of the 3 games. No one has ever won in its 8 full years of existence.

MLB.com Survivor is pretty tough too. It took until the 7th season last year (There was 1 season with just Beat the Streak I believe. The Home Run Edition of Beat the Streak began in 2006, but someone wins that contest annually.) for someone to eclipse a 26-game win streak.

That was a magical 6 weeks, in which the entire leaderboard eclipsed the 26-game win mark and the leader hit 36 games!

I had a feeling the Boston hitters would beat up on the O’s today with Hendrickson on the mound. Although it looks like they did more damage against their bullpen rather than Hendrickson. I went with Kouzmanoff though, sucks it got PPD.

Here is the data at the top level so far:

Miguel Tejada: 20
Brian Roberts: 5—–> 1 for 4
Shane Victorino: 3—–> Game Postponed
Kevin Youkilis: 12—–> 1 for 2, 3 walks
Dustin Pedroia: 7—–> 4 for 6
Chase Utley: 3—–> Game Postponed
Chipper Jones: 1
Robinson Cano: 2—–> Game Postponed
Adrian Gonzalez: 1—–> Game Postponed
Hanley Ramirez: 4
Nick Markakis: 1—–> 1 for 4
Lance Berkman: 1
Raul Ibanez: 2—–> Game Postponed
Jimmy Rollins: 1—–> Game Postponed
No Selection: 1—–> FAIL

I would love, love, love to see Tejada go 0-for-X

Tejada walks in the bottom 8th to leave him at 0-3 with a BB. It should be his PA. That leaves 20 out of the 64 people out of 1st place. Im glad i picked Youkilis.

I’ve been playing this game for a few years now and with D-Wright and now Tejada this year it again is continuing to prove to me that this game is much more than strategy but luck has to bring you a very long way. Sometimes I don’t like taking the “sexy pick” because just because a guy as a great average AND hot at the plate like Tejada has been it leading up to today by no means does it mean he’s gonna get a hit. I don’t pick no-namers but I love the occasional times I choose a guy and he’s at the bottom or not even on the Most Selected list the next day

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