Beat the Streak Report: Thursday, July 30
Today’s recommended picks
Manny Ramirez, OF, Dodgers
.556 AVG (5-for-9) since ’04 vs. Cardinals starter Kyle Lohse
Orlando Cabrera, SS, A’s
.462 AVG (6-for-13) lifetime vs. Red Sox starter Jon Lester
Matt Holliday, OF, Cardinals
.455 AVG (5-for-11) lifetime vs. Dodgers starter Hiroki Kuroda
Every once in a while, a quiet game from one player causes serious upheaval in the standings.
Such was the case with Shane Victorino, whose 0-for-3 night ended the streaks of an eye-opening 20.4 percent of the BTS field. Among the casualties were Roscoe1333 and ber92961, who fell from the Top 5 with their respective 31-game and 29-game runs coming to a close.
But there was no slowing rbgoulet1, who pushed his BTS-high streak to 37 games following a 3-for-7 showing from Albert Pujols in the Cardinals’ 15-inning contest. bigshowmarko received a 1-for-4 performance from Miguel Tejada to move up to 31 games and take over sole possession of second place, while brian2460 reached the 30-game plateau on the heels of Ryan Braun’s 1-for-3 effort.
Yesterday’s Top 5 most selected players
1. Shane Victorino (PHI): 20.4%, 0-for-3
2. Joe Mauer (MIN): 6.3%, 0-for-3
3. Ryan Braun (MIL): 6.0%, 1-for-3
4. Ichiro Suzuki (SEA): 4.7%, 2-for-4
5. Prince Fielder (MIL): 3.4%, 1-for-4