Beat the Streak Report: Tuesday, July 21
Today’s recommended picks
Kendry Morales, 1B, Angels
.373 AVG (25-for-67) during 18-G hitting streak
Scott Rolen, 3B, Blue Jays
.556 AVG (5-for-9) since ’04 vs. Indians starter Cliff Lee; .318 AVG in ’09
Aaron Rowand, OF, Giants
.500 AVG (10-for-20) since ’04 vs. Braves starter Derek Lowe
It was one of those nights when several BTS front-runners fell from the pack, though it wasn’t because everyone was done in by one superstar’s rare hitless game.
rook3256 went a somewhat unusual route by tabbing B.J. Upton, who went 0-for-3 with a walk to end the leader’s streak at 34 games. Second-place fan kd21 went with Derek Jeter — certainly a reasonable selection, but the Yankees captain matched Upton’s output to end that streak at 33 games. alexanderreynoso picked Robinson Cano, but Cano fared no better than his double-play partner, turning in a 0-for-3 performance to snap alexanderreynoso’s run at 30 games.
The upheaval left btkroos, who went with Joe Mauer (1-for-1), as the owner of first place with his 31-game streak. momfannie and rockinrick took over a share of second place, at 29 games, with their respective picks of Matt Kemp and Albert Pujols (both 1-for-3). rbgoulet1, meanwhile, held steady at 28 games with Chone Figgins and the Angels having their game postponed.
Yesterday’s Top 5 most selected players
1. Albert Pujols (STL): 20.0%, 1-for-3
2. Joe Mauer (MIN): 8.6%, 1-for-1
3. Derek Jeter (NYY): 5.4%, 0-for-3
4. Kevin Youkilis (BOS): 5.4%, 2-for-4
5. Chone Figgins (LAA): 4.9%, 0-for-0