Beat the Streak Report: Tuesday, Aug. 11
Today’s recommended picks
Jason Kubel, OF, Twins
.455 AVG (5-for-11) lifetime vs. Royals starter Kyle Davies
Hanley Ramirez, SS, Marlins
.421 AVG (8-for-19) lifetime vs. Astros starter Roy Oswalt
Orlando Cabrera, SS, Twins
.369 AVG (31-for-84) during 19-G hitting streak
Thanks to a 1-for-4 effort from Ichiro Suzuki, eggman3131 pushed his BTS-leading streak to 40 games yesterday.
eggman3131 is the 22nd player to reach that plateau in the game’s history, and the third in 2009. By correctly picking a player to get a hit in each of the next six days, he’ll bypass Tanner Nielsen for the high mark this season.
But the leader’s ascent to the top of the charts hasn’t caused the rest of the field to give up. hammanm extended his own impressive streak to 35 games with a 2-for-5 performance from Jacoby Ellsbury, while samolina55 and Sun_Tenshi also went with Ichiro to extend their respective streaks to 34 and 32 games. sagtraf2 held onto fifth place, at 31 games, following a 1-for-4 showing from Nick Markakis.
Yesterday’s Top 5 most selected players
1. Ichiro Suzuki (SEA): 23.9%, 1-for-4
2. Miguel Cabrera (DET): 6.1%, 0-for-2
3. Hanley Ramirez (FLA): 5.5%, 2-for-5
4. Albert Pujols (STL): 5.3%, 1-for-3
5. Jacoby Ellsbury (BOS): 4.4%, 2-for-5