August 2009

Beat the Streak Report: Weekend, Aug. 14-16

 

 

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Today’s recommended picks

Manny Ramirez, OF, Dodgers
.500 AVG (10-for-20) lifetime vs. D-backs starter Dan Haren

Orlando Cabrera, SS, Twins
.351 AVG (34-for-97) during 22-G hitting streak

Cristian Guzman, SS, Nationals
.457 AVG (32-for-70) during 17-G hitting streak from July 23-Aug. 12

Saturday’s recommended picks

Orlando Cabrera, SS, Twins
.351 AVG (34-for-97) during 22-G hitting streak

Ryan Zimmerman, 3B, Nationals
.441 AVG (26-for-59) during 16-G hitting streak

Alfonso Soriano, OF, Cubs
.455 AVG (15-for-33) lifetime vs. Pirates starter Zach Duke

Sunday’s recommended picks

Dustin Pedroia, 2B, Red Sox
.625 AVG (5-for-8) lifetime vs. Rangers starter Dustin Nippert

Orlando Cabrera, SS, Twins
.545 AVG (6-for-11) lifetime vs. Indians starter Aaron Laffey

Hunter Pence, OF, Astros
.455 AVG (10-for-22) lifetime vs. Brewers starter Braden Looper

BTS all-time leader: Michael Karatzia, 49
MLB all-time leader: Joe DiMaggio, 56

Yesterday’s results

One day after the third longest streak of the season was snapped, the Top 5 on the BTS leaderboard held steady.

Top dog hammanm tabbed Ichiro Suzuki, who came through with a 1-for-4 day to boost his streak to 38 games. Fourth-place contestant sagtraf2 also went with Ichiro to move up to 34 games.

Hot-hitting Ryan Zimmerman was the choice of second-place holder samolina55 and fifth-place fan nate_14513, who bumped their respective streaks to 37 and 32 games following the Washington third baseman’s 1-for-4 effort.

Third-place contestant Sun_Tenshi went with another sizzling batter in Joe Mauer, receiving a 2-for-4 performance to reach 35 games.

Yesterday’s Top 5 most selected players

1. Ichiro Suzuki (SEA): 13.5%, 1-for-4
2. Troy Tulowitzki (COL): 9.3%, 1-for-4
3. Hanley Ramirez (FLA): 8.8%, 2-for-4
4. Derek Jeter (NYY): 5.7%, 2-for-4
5. Michael Young (TEX): 4.9%, 2-for-5

Beat the Streak Report: Thursday, Aug. 13

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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

BTS all-time leader: Michael Karatzia, 49
MLB all-time leader: Joe DiMaggio, 56

Yesterday’s results

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

Beat the Streak Report: Wednesday, Aug. 12

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Today’s recommended picks

Ichiro Suzuki, OF, Mariners
.522 AVG (12-for-23) since ’04 vs. White Sox starter Mark Buehrle

Orlando Cabrera, SS, Twins
.364 AVG (32-for-88) during 20-G hitting streak

Cristian Guzman, SS, Nationals
.463 AVG (31-for-67) during 16-G hitting streak; .421 AVG (8-for-19) since ’04 vs. Braves starter Derek Lowe

BTS all-time leader: Michael Karatzia, 49
MLB all-time leader: Joe DiMaggio, 56

Yesterday’s results

Another day brought more BTS success for eggman3131, who is up to 41 games following a 3-for-6 effort from Hanley Ramirez.

And once again, the rest of the Top 5 held steady in their pursuit of the leader. hammanm also went with Hanley, a move that kept him in second place at 36 games, while samolina55 got just enough from Ryan Zimmerman (1-for-4) to keep pace at 35 games.

Sun_Tenshi moved up to 33 games with the selection of the streaking Orlando Cabrera (1-for-4) and sagtraf2 remained one game behind thanks to a 3-for-5 evening from Derek Jeter.

Yesterday’s Top 5 most selected players

1. Joe Mauer (MIN): 11.2%, 3-for-4
2. Carl Crawford (TB): 8.3%, 0-for-4
3. Hanley Ramirez (FLA): 8.2%, 3-for-6
4. Jason Kubel (MIN): 5.7%, 2-for-5
5. Ichiro Suzuki (SEA): 5.3%, 1-for-4

Beat the Streak Report: Tuesday, Aug. 11

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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

BTS all-time leader: Michael Karatzia, 49
MLB all-time leader: Joe DiMaggio, 56

Yesterday’s results

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

Beat the Streak Report: Monday, Aug. 10

 

Today’s recommended picks

Ichiro Suzuki, OF, Mariners
.455 AVG (5-for-11) lifetime vs. White Sox starter Gavin Floyd

Jacoby Ellsbury, OF, Red Sox
.429 AVG (6-for-14) lifetime vs. Tigers starter Edwin Jackson

Skip Schumaker, 2B, Cardinals
.400 AVG (4-for-10) lifetime vs. Reds starter Johnny Cueto

BTS all-time leader: Michael Karatzia, 49
MLB all-time leader: Joe DiMaggio, 56

Yesterday’s results

eggman3131 continued his march to Joe D. over the weekend, getting just enough from Albert Pujols (1-for-2) yesterday to boost his BTS-leading streak to 39 games. Only two contestants have put together longer streaks this season.

hammanm also tabbed Prince Albert to hold onto second place, at 34 games, while samolina55 remained one game behind thanks to a 3-for-5 performance from the sizzling Ryan Zimmerman.

Yesterday’s Top 5 most selected players

1. Albert Pujols (STL): 15.1%, 1-for-2
2. Ichiro Suzuki (SEA): 10.5%, 2-for-5
3. Kevin Youkilis (BOS): 5.8%, 1-for-4
4. Hanley Ramirez (FLA): 5.8%, 4-for-6
5. Michael Young (TEX): 3.7%, 1-for-5

Beat the Streak: Weekend, Aug. 7-9

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Today’s recommended picks

Albert Pujols, 1B, Cardinals
.526 AVG (10-for-19) lifetime vs. Pirates starter Paul Maholm

Mike Napoli, C, Angels
.500 AVG (7-for-14) lifetime vs. Rangers starter Scott Feldman

Orlando Hudson, SS, Twins
.412 AVG (28-for-68) during 16-G hitting streak

Saturday’s recommended picks

Carlos Lee, OF, Astros
.583 AVG (7-for-12) lifetime vs. Brewers starter Manny Parra

Derrek Lee, 1B, Cubs
.571 AVG (8-for-14) since ’04 vs. Rockies starter Jason Marquis

Joe Mauer, C, Twins
.407 AVG (11-for-27) lifetime vs. Tigers starter Justin Verlander

Sunday’s recommended picks

Albert Pujols, 1B, Cardinals
.469 AVG (15-for-32) lifetime vs. Pirates starter Zach Duke

Kevin Youkilis, 1B, Red Sox
.409 AVG (9-for-22) lifetime vs. Yankees starter Andy Pettitte

Michael Young, 3B, Rangers
.393 AVG (24-for-61) since ’04 vs. Angels starter John Lackey

BTS all-time leader: Michael Karatzia, 49
MLB all-time leader: Joe DiMaggio, 56

Yesterday’s results

For the second straight day, the Top 5 held steady on the BTS leaderboard.

eggman3131 went with hit machine Ichiro Suzuki, who came through with a 2-for-5 effort to boost the BTS leader’s streak to 36 games. hammanm inched up to 31 games by tabbing Dustin Pedroia, who continued his mastery of Yankees starter Joba Chamberlain with a 3-for-4 night, and samolina55 joined the 30-game crew with his selection of the sizzling Ryan Zimmerman (4-for-4).

Sun_Tenshi used Ichiro’s two-hit day to move up to 28 games, while slivkid kept pace with the selection of Placido Polanco (2-for-5).

Yesterday’s Top 5 most selected players

1. Ichiro Suzuki (SEA): 26.7%, 2-for-5
2. Derek Jeter (NYY): 8.0%, 1-for-5
3. Dustin Pedroia (BOS): 6.5%, 3-for-4
4. Joe Mauer (MIN): 5.7%, 1-for-4
5. Hanley Ramirez (FLA): 4.3%, 3-for-5

Beat the Streak Report: Thursday, Aug. 6

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Today’s recommended picks

Ichiro Suzuki, OF, Mariners
.538 AVG (7-for-13) lifetime vs. Royals starter Bruce Chen

Dustin Pedroia, 2B, Red Sox
.500 AVG (6-for-12) lifetime vs. Yankees starter Joba Chamberlain

Jason Kubel, OF, Twins
.435 AVG (10-for-23) lifetime vs. Indians starter Fausto Carmona

BTS all-time leader: Michael Karatzia, 49
MLB all-time leader: Joe DiMaggio, 56

Yesterday’s results

One day after the second-longest streak of the season came to an end, the Top 5 held steady on the BTS leaderboard.

eggman3131 received a 1-for-3 performance from Chase Utley, which was enough to bump his streak up to 35 games. hammanm went with old reliable Ichiro Suzuki (2-for-5) to reach the 30-game plateau, while a 1-for-4 effort from Ryan Zimmerman left samolina55 with a 29-game streak.

Sun_Tenshi and slivkid held onto their joint shares of fourth place, at 27 games, with their respective picks of David Wright (3-for-4) and Carlos Lee (2-for-5).

Yesterday’s Top 5 most selected players

1. Ichiro Suzuki (SEA): 20.8%, 2-for-5
2. Carl Crawford (TB): 7.5%, 1-for-4
3. Derek Jeter (NYY): 3.9%, 1-for-5
4. Albert Pujols (STL): 3.8%, 2-for-3
5. Justin Morneau (MIN): 3.3%, 0-for-4

Beat the Streak Report: Wednesday, Aug. 5

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Today’s recommended picks

Carl Crawford, OF, Rays
.750 AVG (6-for-8) lifetime vs. Red Sox starter Brad Penny

Justin Morneau, 1B, Twins
.455 AVG (5-for-11) lifetime vs. Indians starter Aaron Laffey

David Wright, 3B, Mets
.412 AVG (7-for-17) lifetime vs. Cardinals starter Kyle Lohse

BTS all-time leader: Michael Karatzia, 49
MLB all-time leader: Joe DiMaggio, 56

Yesterday’s results

For nearly a month and a half, rbgoulet1 found a way to defy the odds and successfully pick a player who came through with at least one hit. However, his march to BTS immortality met its end with Derek Jeter’s grounder to Aaron Hill in the eighth inning of Tuesday’s game betweeen the Yankees and Blue Jays in Toronto.

The groundout capped a 0-for-4 performance for the Yankees captain and snapped rbgoulet1’s run at 42 games. rbgoulet1 finished three games shy of the BTS high mark of the season and seven-games shy of the all-time mark.

So as they say, the BTS leader is dead — long live the BTS leader! eggman3131 took over the top spot at 34 games thanks to a 3-for-5 performance from Joe Mauer. hammanm got just enough from Jacoby Ellsbury (1-for-6) to move up to 29 games, and samolina55 went with Ichiro Suzuki (2-for-5) to wind up in third place, at 28 games.

Yesterday’s Top 5 most selected players

1. Joe Mauer (MIN): 11.6%, 3-for-5
2. Ichiro Suzuki (SEA): 10.8%, 2-for-5
3. Hanley Ramirez (FLA): 7.1%, 0-for-3
4. Jacoby Ellsbury (BOS): 5.7%, 1-for-6
5. Carl Crawford (TB): 4.6%, 1-for-7

Beat the Streak Report: Tuesday, Aug. 4

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Today’s recommended picks

Jason Bartlett, SS, Rays
.444 AVG (8-for-18) lifetime vs. Red Sox starter Jon Lester

Ryan Theriot, SS, Cubs
.421 AVG (8-for-19) lifetime vs. Reds starter Johnny Cueto

Jacoby Ellsbury, OF, Red Sox
.391 AVG (9-for-23) lifetime vs. Rays starter Matt Garza

BTS all-time leader: Michael Karatzia, 49
MLB all-time leader: Joe DiMaggio, 56

Yesterday’s results

Another day brought another successful pick for rbgoulet1, who moved up to 42 games with his selection of Michael Young (1-for-3).

Young was also the pick of the other two members of the Top 3, pushing the respective streaks of eggman3131 and hammanm to 33 and 28 games.

samolina55 went with the hot-hitting Ryan Zimmerman (1-for-3) to take over fourth place at 27 games.

Yesterday’s Top 5 most selected players

1. Miguel Cabrera (DET): 8.2%, 2-for-4
2. Michael Young (TEX): 8.0%, 1-for-3
3. James Loney (LAD): 7.9%, 2-for-4
4. Pablo Sandoval (SF): 5.4%, 3-for-5
5. Kosuke Fukudome (CHC): 5.4%, 1-for-3

Beat the Streak Report: Monday, Aug. 3

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Today’s recommended picks

Kosuke Fukudome, OF, Cubs
.385 AVG (5-for-13) lifetime vs. Reds starter Aaron Harang; Harang: .297 AVG against in ’09

James Loney, 1B, Dodgers
.375 AVG (3-for-8) lifetime vs. Brewers starter Manny Parra; Parra: .301 AVG against in ’09

Joey Votto, 1B, Reds
.337 AVG in ’09; .400 AVG (2-for-5) lifetime vs. Cubs starter Randy Wells

BTS all-time leader: Michael Karatzia, 49
MLB all-time leader: Joe DiMaggio, 56

Yesterday’s results

rbgoulet1 continued his march up the BTS charts, getting a 2-for-4 effort from Joe Mauer to extend his streak to 41 games.

Only Tanner Nielsen had a longer streak this season, and only 10 contestants have surpassed that mark in the game’s history.

eggman3131 is far enough behind rbgoulet1, but his 32-game streak is still good enough for second place. Third-place holder frish717 is the only other fan who currently owns a streak of at least 30 games.

Yesterday’s Top 5 most selected players

1. Bobby Abreu (LAA): 10.4%, 2-for-4
2. Ichiro Suzuki (SEA): 9.3%, 2-for-4
3. Dustin Pedroia (BOS): 6.8%, 3-for-5
4. Joe Mauer (MIN): 6.5%, 2-for-4
5. Kevin Youkilis (BOS): 5.1%, 3-for-4

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