Beat the Streak Report: Wednesday, Aug. 19
Today’s recommended picks
Placido Polanco, 2B, Tigers
.500 AVG (5-for-10) lifetime vs. Mariners starter Ian Snell
Lyle Overbay, 1B, Blue Jays
.714 AVG (5-for-7) lifetime vs. Red Sox starter Clay Buchholz
A.J. Pierzynski, C, White Sox
.432 AVG (16-for-37) lifetime vs. Royals starter Zack Greinke
The march to 56 continued for hammanm, who pushed his streak to 43 games when Ichiro Suzuki collected the first of his four hits yesterday. The BTS leader is just two games shy of the season record set by Tanner Nielsen.
Further underscoring hammanm’s amazing staying power, the two contestants directly behind him in the standings both found themselves starting from scratch at the conclusion of the day’s action. For Sun_Tenshi, who put together an impressive 39-game streak, the end came when Felipe Lopez finished 0-for-4 vs. the Pirates. jprin30571, who was up to 35 games, bid farewell to the streak following a 0-for-4 effort from Mark Teixiera.
As a result, Topiary took over second place at 34 games thanks to three more hits from Joe Mauer. nicklarsen84, who also went with Minnesota’s amazing backstop, moved up to third place at 32 games.
Yesterday’s Top 5 most selected players
1. Ichiro Suzuki (SEA): 12.8%, 4-for-5
2. Alex Rios (CWS): 5.5%, 1-for-4
3. Chipper Jones (ATL): 3.7%, 0-for-3
4. Joe Mauer (MIN): 3.6%, 3-for-5
5. Hanley Ramirez (FLA): 3.6%, 3-for-5