Today’s recommended picks
Chipper Jones, 3B, Braves
.563 AVG (9-for-16) lifetime vs. Marlins starter Ricky Nolasco
Yunel Escobar, SS, Braves
.500 AVG (5-for-10) lifetime vs. Marlins starter Ricky Nolasco
Jorge Posada, C, Yankees
.455 AVG (10-for-22) since ’04 vs. Rays starter Scott Kazmir
One day after becoming just the 10th contestant of the season to reach 35 games, momfannie saw her BTS run come to an end when Cincinnati’s Joey Votto was ejected for arguing with the home-plate umpire after striking out in his first at-bat.
While momfannie no doubt also has a few choice words for that umpire, new leader rbgoulet1 is likely thinking only pleasant thoughts after Ichiro’s 3-for-5 performance pushed his streak to 35 games.
matt1448, who entered the day in third place at 32 games, joined momfannie back at square one when his selection of Scott Podsednik resulted in a 0-for-4 performance. That enabled Roscoe1333, who tabbed Albert Pujols (1-for-4), to slide into a tie for third place with bigshowmarko, who held steady at 29 games with Todd Helton given the day off.
Yesterday’s Top 5 most selected players
1. Ichiro Suzuki (SEA): 8.1%, 3-for-5
2. Chone Figgins (LAA): 5.6%, 1-for-5
3. Albert Pujols (STL): 5.5%, 1-for-4
4. Robinson Cano (NYY): 5.3%, 2-for-3
5. Dustin Pedroia (BOS): 5.3%, 2-for-4