Beat the Streak Report: Thursday, Aug. 13
Today’s recommended picks
Ichiro Suzuki, OF, Mariners
.429 AVG (12-for-28) since ’04 vs. Yankees starter CC Sabathia
Troy Tulowitzki, SS, Rockies
.625 AVG (5-for-8) lifetime vs. Pirates starter Paul Maholm
Orlando Cabrera, SS, Twins
.359 AVG (33-for-92) during 21-G hitting streak
The third-longest streak of the season met its end yesterday.
Michael Young certainly had his chances to come through for the BTS leader, but he wound up hitless in five at-bats to end eggman3131′s run at 41 games. Only 11 contestants in the game’s history have compiled longer streaks.
And so, the next wave of fans will continue their march toward magic No. 56. hammanm, samolina55 and Sun_Tenshi took the safe road toward that end yesterday by tabbing Ichiro Suzuki. The perennial BTS favorite came through with a 1-for-5 day to boost the respective streaks of the new Top 3 to 37, 36 and 34 games.
Yesterday’s Top 5 most selected players
1. Ichiro Suzuki (SEA): 19.4%, 1-for-5
2. Albert Pujols (STL): 6.8%, 2-for-4
3. Michael Young (TEX): 5.0%, 0-for-5
4. Matt Holliday (STL): 4.8%, 3-for-4
5. Joe Mauer (MIN): 3.8%, 1-for-4