May 2009

Beat the Streak: Weekend, May 1-3



Today’s recommended picks

Ryan Zimmerman, 3B, Nationals
19-G hit streak; opposing Cardinals starter Todd Wellemeyer: .389 AVG against in ’09

Carlos Lee, OF, Astros
6-for-15 (.400 AVG) lifetime vs. Braves starter Derek Lowe; has reached base in 8 of past 10 G

Garrett Atkins, 3B, Rockies
4-for-10 (.400 AVG) vs. Giants starter Randy Johnson; .357 AVG vs. left-handers in ’08

Saturday’s recommended picks

David Wright, 3B, Mets
14-for-35 (.400 AVG) lifetime vs. Phillies starter Jamie Moyer; .382 AVG vs. left-handers in ’08

Justin Morneau, 1B, Twins
7-for-18 (.389 AVG) lifetime vs. Royals starter Brian Bannister; Bannister: .294 AVG against in ’08

Joey Votto, 1B, Reds
9-for-21 (.429 AVG) lifetime vs. Pirates starter Ross Ohlendorf; .346 AVG in ’09

Sunday’s recommended picks

Nick Markakis, OF, Orioles
16-G hit streak; .381 AVG in ’09

Magglio Ordonez, OF, Tigers
13-for-37 (.351 AVG) lifetime vs. Indians starter Cliff Lee; .333 AVG vs. left-handers in ’09

Aaron Hill, 2B, Blue Jays
4-for-11 (.364 AVG) lifetime vs. Orioles starter Jeremy Guthrie; .365 AVG in ’09

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

Yesterday’s results

It was another successful day for the BTS leader, baltimore20, who is up to 24 games thanks to the selection of Texas catalyst Ian Kinsler (1-for-4). Four more remain close behind at 23 games, which means we could have a couple of fans across the 25-game plateau by the close of the weekend’s action.

Yesterday’s Top 5 most selected players

1. Albert Pujols (STL): 12.4%, 2-for-4
2. Jacoby Ellsbury (BOS): 9.1%, 1-for-4
3. Robinson Cano (NYY): 8.5%, 1-for-4
4. Ian Kinsler (TEX): 6.2%, 1-for-4
5. Derek Jeter (NYY): 5.5%, 2-for-4