Beat the Streak: Weekend, May 29-31


Today’s recommended picks

Ichiro Suzuki, OF, Mariners
21-G hit streak; 20-for-58 (.345 AVG) lifetime vs. Angels starter John Lackey

Jacoby Ellsbury, OF, Red Sox
Had 22-G hit streak from May 2-27

Mark Teixiera, 1B, Yankees
8-for-20 (.400 AVG) lifetime vs. Indians starter Cliff Lee; .415 AVG during 10-G hit streak

Saturday’s recommended picks

Ichiro Suzuki, OF, Mariners
21-G hit streak; .322 AVG lifetime at Angel Stadium

Jacoby Ellsbury, OF, Red Sox
Had 22-G hit streak from May 2-27

Mark Teahen, 3B, Royals
19-for-44 (.432 AVG) lifetime vs. White Sox starter Mark Buehrle

Sunday’s recommended picks

Ichiro Suzuki, OF, Mariners
.391 AVG during 21-G hit streak

Cristian Guzman, SS, Nationals
10-for-20 (.500 AVG) lifetime vs. Phillies starter Jamie Moyer; Moyer: .342 AVG against in ’09

Orlando Cabrera, SS, A’s
15-for-39 (.385 AVG) since ’04 vs. Rangers starter Kevin Millwood

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

Yesterday’s results

We’re up to 35 games now for Choteria, who got a 1-for-4 performance from Chipper Jones to remain at the top of the BTS pack. Sure enough, adnaz remained right on the leader’s tail, getting an identical 1-for-4 effort from Evan Longoria to push his own impressive streak to 34 games.

The subsequent placeholders in the standings couldn’t keep pace, as Miguel Cabrera, Jacoby Ellsbury and Joe Mauer went hitless to end three streaks of at least 28 games. That left room for abetql, cdneaves and megz2312002 to slide into the Top 5 with a full slate of weekend games on tap.

Yesterday’s Top 5 most selected players

1. Joe Mauer (MIN): 15.4%, 0-for-4
2. Evan Longoria (TB): 10.8%, 1-for-4
3. Carl Crawford (TB): 8.2%, 2-for-4
4. Dustin Pedroia (BOS): 6.3%, 0-for-3
5. Jacoby Ellsbury (BOS): 6.2%, 0-for-3


  1. champion_88

    Oh wow…one of the other posters is right…it DOES update right away now!

    I think that is fine when there was only one afternoon game, but I might find it disorienting when there are 8 700 PM games and people succeed and fail constantly during that time frame.

    For example, Freddy Sanchez just got a hit (yay for me!) So will everyone with Freddy Sanchez get +1 on their hit streak and move upwards accordingly right NOW, or does it wait until the game goes final?

    I think it would be exciting though, with all the different changes going on at once!

    Any reason you picked Juan Pierre though today?

    Lilly does not tend to give up many hits when he pitches. It is more the 2 walks and then 1 home run that result in him having a high ERA.

  2. jagx

    from what i’ve seen, ONLY day games get updated early and after the game. The night games seem to still update at like 3 am. Looks like their experimenting it but we’ll probably see something like that really soon.

    I was going to pick pierre today but switched at the last second to hudson. I like the cubs but they had a horrible defense playing today. Hudson and Pierre both scorch lefties and both hit pretty well in day games. The only reason i switched to hudson was because he went hitless yesterday and has yet to go hitless in back to back days this year.

    Its so odd seeing freddy sanchez so much at the top of the leaderboard today, but it worked.

    Note: it seems streaks with miguel cabrera are starting to increase. But some aren’t. Don’t know if they’re doing it manually or its some sort of glitch.

  3. champion_88

    lol…well actually, according to my detailed analysis, I came up with Freddy Sanchez as the top pick today!

    When I finally came up with him and he made an out his 1st time up, I decided to go to the leaderboard to see if I had any “protection.”

    I was simulataneously elated and dismayed to see 4-5 sources of protection on the 1st page!

    Elated that guys who have 25-35 game hit streaks came up with the same guy I did, but dismayed, because that means that the goal I need to eventually beat, has risen another notch higher.

    By the way, protection means that a player ranked much higher than myself in the contest, came to the same conclusion than I did.

    If there is very little protection on the leaderboard, then that would mean I missed out on a possible great opportunity and/or could have made a boneheaded pick myself or overlooked a last-minute switch.

    A great example of that is a few years ago, when I picked a Rockie against the Mets, whom were supposed to be starting some # 5 guy, but after I went out for the day, I came home and found out that the Mets switched to Steve Trachsel and he threw a complete game, 1-hit shutout, which snapped a rather lengthy streak of mine.

    I cannot recall how many games it was though.

    I can look into it though. I keep track of all the picks I make each day of each year, so I can analyze them for end-of-year trends and performance.


    Yes! I Raul is down. Way down. BTW, Julian Tavarez really sucks. How does he rack up 4 losses in less than 20 innings of pitching? I can pitch better than that underarm. Because of him, Raul got another at bat in the 8th. Thank goodness Colome was blowing 96 to 97mph smokes. Ibanez is a tough hitter but he can’t around those.

    Choteria, you had a great run with excellent picks but your today’s pick wasn’t the best. I thought Raul was 3.5 out of 5 stars pick today.

  5. champion_88

    Today, in general, was a really wide open day with nothing all that great available.

    I remember making at least 3 passes through all the teams and being like, “Well, let me do something else for 15 minutes, maybe I will come up with someone then.”

    Finally, I settled on Aaron Hill, who was the “strongest” pick from my analysis.

    I will say that I never even considered Raul Ibanez today, but I did briefly consider Hunter Pence (0 for 4) and Hanley Ramirez (2 for 5,) but backed off each for different reasons.

    As for choterita, at least you got 5 AB’s in your loss. It was not something more annoying like pinch-hitting and going 0 for 1, getting pulled out of the game in a blowout in an 0 for 2 appearance, going 0 for 1 with 3 walks, or going 0 for 2 in a game-shortened rainout.

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