Today’s recommended picks
Pat Burrell, OF, Rays
11-for-16 (.688 AVG) lifetime vs. Rockies starter Aaron Cook; .362 AVG lifetime at Coors Field
Marco Scutaro, SS, Blue Jays
11-for-29 (.379 AVG) lifetime vs. Phillies starter Jamie Moyer; Moyer: .313 AVG against in ’09
Mark DeRosa, INF/OF Indians
4-for-11 (.364 AVG) lifetime vs. Brewers starter Jeff Suppan; .368 AVG over last 10 G
There’s no slowing wildtanners, who extended his BTS season-high streak to 39 games yesterday. He was right on the money with his pick of Joe Mauer, who knocked four hits in the Twins’ victory.
But while wildtanners continued to run wild, second-place contestant gregnewprague saw his luck run out. Carlos Beltran was unable to come through with a hit in five at-bats, ending gregnewprague’s streak at 36 games.
The next five fans in the standings all had the Wright stuff with their selections, as the Mets third baseman continued his hot hitting with a 2-for-5 night. That enabled richdempc — who was featured in yesterday’s blog entry — to remain in a tie with the aptly named wolfenstein35 at 35 games. trkmn94 moved up to fourth place, at 34 games, and paulcmoss84 rounded out the Top 5 at 33 games.
Yesterday’s Top 5 most selected players
1. David Wright (NYM): 10.5%, 2-for-5
2. Ichiro Suzuki (SEA): 10.4%, 0-for-4
3. Derek Jeter (NYY): 7.2%, 0-for-3
4. Brian McCann (ATL): 4.7%, 2-for-4
5. Mark Teixeira (NYY): 4.2%, 1-for-4
Under the user name of gregnewprague, Gregory Allan Lindahl of New Prague, Minn., rung up an impressive 36-game streak before receiving a 0-for-5 game from Carlos Beltran yesterday.
A lifelong Minnesotan, Gregory roots for his hometown Twins and their superstar catcher, Joe Mauer, but he also admits to keeping tabs on the Yankees and Reds.
Gregory is a new kid on the block in the BTS world — he says he first logged on to play in April, after a friend told him he heard Twins broadcaster Dan Gladden mention the game on the radio. If Gregory can put together such a lengthy streak after only a few weeks, then it’s likely we’ll be seeing him back on top of the BTS leaderboard before long.