Beat the Streak Report: Wednesday, July 8
Today’s recommended picks
Ryan Braun, OF, Brewers
.538 AVG (7-for-13) lifetime vs. Cardinals starter Todd Wellemeyer; Wellemeyer: .314 AVG against in ’09
Albert Pujols, 1B, Cardinals
.389 AVG (7-for-18) since ’04 vs. Brewers starter Jeff Suppan
Scott Rolen, 3B, Blue Jays
.380 AVG (38-for-100) during 24-G hit streak
Once again, hit-maker Ichiro Suzuki was the go-to guy for the BTS front-runners.
The Seattle speedster came through with a single in four at-bats vs. the O’s, pushing the respective streaks of leader greg4263 and co-second-place holder grebecks to 32 and 29 games. Fourth-place contestant ryancaraher also tabbed Ichiro, as did six of the Top 8 fans.
racin248 elected to go a different route, but still held on to a tie for second place thanks to a 2-for-5 night from Washington’s Ryan Zimmerman.
Yesterday’s Top 5 most selected players
1. Ichiro Suzuki (SEA): 14.3%, 1-for-4
2. Freddy Sanchez (PIT): 7.7%, 0-for-0
3. Michael Young (TEX): 3.8%, 1-for-4
4. Carl Crawford (TB): 3.7%, 0-for-5
5. Kevin Youkilis (BOS): 3.7%, 0-for-4