Beat the Streak Report: Thursday, May 21
Today’s recommended picks
Lance Berkman, 1B, Astros
11-for-26 (.423 AVG) lifetime vs. Brewers starter Jeff Suppan
Chipper Jones, 3B, Braves
7-for-17 (.412 AVG) lifetime vs. Rockies pitcher Aaron Cook; Cook: .299 AVG against in ’09
Ichiro Suzuki, OF, Mariners
.355 AVG during 14-G hitting streak
Life has been getting dicey for the BTS front-runners, as yesterday’s action resulted in the end of the leader’s streak for the third straight day. This time, it was Chase Utley’s hitless performance that halted the run of redlandsrick at 28 games. Might we have a BTS hex on our hands along the lines of the S.I. Cover Jinx and the Madden Curse? Let’s hope a savvy and fearless contestant proves us wrong.
With redlandsrick back to square one, Choterita took over first place at 28 games after tabbing Cardinals catalyst Skip Schumaker. adnaz and eric.hubler held steady in their positions behind the new leader, pushing their respective streaks to 26 and 25 games.
Yesterday’s Top 5 most selected players
1. Nick Markakis (BAL): 8.0%, 0-for-4
2. David Wright (NYM): 6.4%, 1-for-2
3. Evan Longoria (TB): 3.7%, 1-for-4
4. Johnny Damon (NYY): 3.4%, 0-for-4
5. Torii Hunter (LAA): 2.7%, 1-for-4