Beat the Streak Report: Tuesday, July 7
Today’s recommended picks
Scott Rolen, 3B, Blue Jays
.389 AVG (37-for-95) during 23-G hit streak
Freddy Sanchez, 2B, Pirates
.579 AVG (11-for-19) lifetime vs. Astros starter Brian Moehler
Michael Young, 2B, Rangers
.397 AVG (23-for-58) since ’04 vs. Angels starter John Lackey
When in doubt, go with Ichiro; that seemed to be the philosophy of much of the BTS community yesterday.
It’s hard to argue with that approach, especially since the Seattle hit machine came through for his fans again. His 1-for-5 performance extended the streak of BTS leader greg4263 to 31 games, and bumped co-second-place holder grebecks up to 28 games. Altogether, five of the Top 7 fans and 22.6 percent of BTS contestants went with Ichiro.
racin248 was one of the brave few who picked a different player, and his selection of Derrek Lee (2-for-4) helped him remain in a tie for second place. taylorjanney also took a different route by tabbing Kevin Youkilis, but wound up with a 0-for-4 effort to see his run snapped at 27 games.
Yesterday’s Top 5 most selected players
1. Ichiro Suzuki (SEA): 22.6%, 1-for-5
2. Kevin Youkilis (BOS): 5.3%, 0-for-4
3. Jacoby Ellsbury (BOS): 5.2%, 0-for-4
4. Dustin Pedroia (BOS): 4.0%, 0-for-0
5. Jason Bay (BOS): 3.7%, 1-for-3