Beat the Streak Report: Thursday, June 11
Today’s recommended picks
David Wright, 3B, Mets
16-for-38 (.421 AVG) lifetime vs. Phillies starter Jamie Moyer; Moyer: .307 AVG against in ’09
Chase Utley, 2B, Phillies
8-for-18 (.444 AVG) lifetime vs. Mets starter Tim Redding
Hunter Pence, OF, Astros
8-for-17 (.471 AVG) lifetime vs. Cubs starter Ryan Dempster
Three’s a charm for the BTS leaders, who continued their group march toward Joe D. by pushing their streaks to 33 games. justinleslie went with BTS favorite Ichiro Suzuki (1-for-3) to remain alive, while wildtanners tabbed Ryan Braun (1-for-2) to keep rolling. famillehlg went out on a limb a bit by picking Jhonny Peralta and his sub-.260 average, but Peralta came through with one of only four Cleveland hits for the night.
The rest of the Top 5 also remained intact, as gregnewprague recieved a 1-for-5 performance from Dustin Pedroia to move up to 32 games and wiq_ed reached the 30-game mark with his selection of Ichiro. Three more are tied for sixth at 29 games.
Yesterday’s Top 5 most selected players
1. Ichiro Suzuki (SEA): 13.7%, 1-for-3
2. Dustin Pedroia (BOS): 8.6%, 1-for-5
3. Kevin Youkilis (BOS): 4.9%, 1-for-4
4. Derrek Lee (CHC): 3.4%, 1-for-4
5. Ryan Braun (MIL): 2.9%, 1-for-2