September 2009

Beat the Streak Report: Wednesday, Sept. 30

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Today’s recommended picks

Jeff Francoeur, OF, Mets
.526 AVG (10-for-19) lifetime vs. Nationals starter John Lannan

Ryan Howard, 1B, Phillies
.500 AVG (10-for-20) lifetime vs. Astros starter Brian Moehler

Chipper Jones, 3B, Braves
.478 AVG (11-for-23) lifetime vs. Marlins starter Ricky Nolasco

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

Yesterday’s results

bhard1989′s chance to run the table and finish the year on top ended yesterday with his selection of Chase Utley. The Phillies second baseman went 0-for-4 vs. the Astros, ending the erstwhile leader’s streak at 29 games.

As a result, da_wid and flipperjoints took over first place, at 28 games. Both fans went with old reliable Ichiro Suzuki, who delivered a 1-for-3 performance.

mark-henry and rwildi jumped into a tie for third place, at 25 games, thanks to their respective selections of Denard Span (4-for-9 in doubleheader) and Ichiro. And in keeping with the theme of joint custody, golgota33 and janejohn moved into a tie for fifth, their picks of Ichiro and Rafael Furcal (2-for-4) boosting their runs to 24 games.

Yesterday’s Top 5 most selected players

1. Ichiro Suzuki (SEA): 13.4%, 1-for-3
2. Albert Pujols (STL): 5.5%, 1-for-3
3. Derek Jeter (NYY): 4.9%, 1-for-3
4. Brian McCann (ATL): 4.4%, 1-for-4
5. Joe Mauer (MIN): 3.1%, 1-for-8

Beat the Streak Report: Tuesday, Sept. 29

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Today’s recommended picks

Jacoby Ellsbury, OF, Red Sox
.545 AVG (6-for-11) lifetime vs. Blue Jays starter Ricky Romero

Mike Napoli, C, Angels
.474 AVG (9-for-19) lifetime vs. Rangers starter Scott Feldman

Jorge Cantu, 1B, Marlins
.455 AVG (5-for-11) lifetime vs. Braves starter Tim Hudson

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

Yesterday’s results

With Derek Jeter held out of action yesterday, bhard1989 remained in the top spot at 29 games.

da_wid and flipperjoints moved into a tie for second place at 27 games thanks to their respective picks of Robinson Cano (2-for-4) and Evan Longoria (1-for-4).

mark-henry also tabbed Longoria to take over a share of fourth place at 24 games, while rwildi held steady at 24 due to his selection of the idle Jeter.

Yesterday’s Top 5 most selected players

1. Derek Jeter (NYY): 7.7%, 0-for-0
2. Jacoby Ellsbury (BOS): 7.0%, 0-for-2
3. Jason Kubel (MIN): 6.3%, 0-for-0
4. Evan Longoria (TB): 5.5%, 1-for-4
5. Robinson Cano (NYY): 5.2%, 2-for-4

Beat the Streak Report: Monday, Sept. 28

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Today’s recommended picks

Evan Longoria, 3B, Rays
.500 AVG (6-for-12) lifetime vs. Orioles starter Mark Hendrickson

Brian Roberts, 2B, Orioles
.467 AVG (7-for-15) lifetime vs. Rays starter Jeff Niemann

Jason Kubel, OF, Twins
.875 AVG (7-for-8) lifetime vs. Tigers starter Rick Porcello

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

Yesterday’s results

With a week left in the regular season, BTS participants are looking to finish strong by wringing out the longest streak possible.

bhard1989 currently sits at the top of the leaderboard with a 29-game streak following yesterday’s selection of Derek Jeter (2-for-4). tprice also went with Jeter to claim second place at 27 games, while da_wid and flipperjoints are tied for third at 26 games.

Yesterday’s Top 5 most selected players

1. Derek Jeter (NYY): 16.1%, 2-for-4
2. Ichiro Suzuki (SEA): 7.9%, 0-for-4
3. Jason Bay (BOS): 5.8%, 2-for-4
4. Hanley Ramirez (FLA): 5.5%, 1-for-4
5. Albert Pujols (STL): 3.5%, 1-for-4

Beat the Streak Report: Thursday, Sept. 24

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Today’s recommended picks

Chase Utley, 2B, Phillies
.533 AVG (8-for-15) since ’04 vs. Brewers starter Jeff Suppan

Aramis Ramirez, 3B, Cubs
.429 AVG (6-for-14) since ’04 vs. Giants starter Brad Penny

Derrek Lee, 1B, Cubs
.462 AVG (6-for-13) lifetime vs. Giants starter Brad Penny

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

Yesterday’s results

It was one of those days in which the BTS gods seemingly conspired against the game’s leaders.

First, GBaby was knocked from the top spot following his selection of Kevin Youkilis. Youk certainly had his chances in a victory over the Royals, but he could only muster a walk in five plate appearances. The o-fer ended GBaby’s streak at 40 games, tied for the eighth-longest mark of the season.

Next, second-place contestant larrythemailman1 and stikid610, who was tied for third, also fell from the pack. The culprit behind the demise of their respective 35- and 33-game streaks was Matt Kemp, who also managed a lone walk in five plate appearances vs. the Nationals.

That left struck00, who received a 1-for-4 performance from Matt Holliday to move up to 34 games, as the new top dog in the standings. It’s too late in the season for struck00 to topple DiMaggio’s record, but he still has a shot at tying TannerNielsen’s season mark of 45 games.

Yesterday’s Top 5 most selected players

1. Ichiro Suzuki (SEA): 9.7%, 2-for-4
2. Brian McCann (ATL): 6.0%, 1-for-5
3. Albert Pujols (STL): 4.1%, 1-for-4
4. Dustin Pedroia (BOS): 3.9%, 2-for-3
5. Clint Barmes (COL): 3.7%, 2-for-3

Beat the Streak Report: Wednesday, Sept. 23

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Today’s recommended picks

Brian McCann, C, Braves
.478 AVG (11-for-23) lifetime vs. Mets starter Mike Pelfrey

Denard Span, OF, Twins
.500 AVG (10-for-20) lifetime vs. White Sox starter Mark Buehrle

Clint Barmes, 2B, Rockies
.583 AVG (7-for-12) lifetime vs. Padres starter Tim Stauffer

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

Yesterday’s results

The good times continued for GBaby, who pushed his BTS-leading streak to 40 games thanks to a 2-for-4 night from Albert Pujols. It marked the ninth time this season a contestant reached that plateau.

Behind GBaby in the standings, larrythemailman1 moved up to 35 games on the strength of Joey Votto’s 3-for-4 performance, while stikid610 and struck00 both went with Pujols to wind up at 33 games.

Chone Figgins came through with a 3-for-5 night to bump andy0816′s streak up to 29 games, and hacklfam kept pace with a 1-for-3 effort from Ryan Braun.

Yesterday’s Top 5 most selected players

1. Derek Jeter (NYY): 15.5%, 1-for-4
2. Ichiro Suzuki (SEA): 8.8%, 1-for-4
3. Albert Pujols (STL): 6.4%, 2-for-4
4. Joey Votto (CIN): 4.1%, 3-for-4
5. Joe Mauer (MIN): 3.1%, 1-for-3

Beat the Streak Report: Tuesday, Sept. 22

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Today’s recommended picks

Joey Votto, 1B, Reds
.615 AVG (8-for-13) lifetime vs. Reds starter Zach Duke

Ryan Braun, OF, Brewers
.500 AVG (5-for-10) lifetime vs. Cubs starter Randy Wells

Derek Jeter, SS, Yankees
.474 AVG (9-for-19) lifetime vs. Angels starter Ervin Santana

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

Yesterday’s results

GBaby continued his late-season push for BTS glory, receiving a 1-for-4 effort from Joe Mauer to move up to 39 games.

Behind him, the standings remained unchanged. larrythemailman1 stepped up to 34 games thanks to a 2-for-4 showing from Ryan Braun, while Jason Kubel (1-for-5) and Matt Holliday (2-for-4) helped stikid610 and struck00 hold onto their shares of third place, at 32 games.

Yesterday’s Top 5 most selected players

1. Derek Jeter (NYY): 11.1%, 2-for-4
2. Ryan Braun (MIL): 9.8%, 2-for-4
3. Joe Mauer (MIN): 6.5%, 1-for-4
4. Albert Pujols (STL): 6.3%, 2-for-5
5. Jacoby Ellsbury (BOS): 4.8%, 1-for-5

Beat the Streak Report: Monday, Sept. 21

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Today’s recommended picks

Freddy Sanchez, 2B, Giants
.459 AVG (17-for-37) lifetime vs. D-backs starter Doug Davis

Ryan Braun, OF, Brewers
.471 AVG (8-for-17) lifetime vs. Cubs starter Tom Gorzelanny

Alexei Ramirez, SS, White Sox
.438 AVG (7-for-16) lifetime vs. Twins starter Nick Blackburn

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

Yesterday’s results

enronshorttrader’s bid to topple Joe D.’s record came up short over the weekend, ending his lengthy streak at 40 games, the eighth-longest mark of the season.

That left GBaby as the new No. 1 with his 38-game run. larrythemailman1 vaulted into second place, at 33 games, while stikid610 and struck00 took over joint possession of third with their 31-game streaks.

Yesterday’s Top 5 most selected players

1. Ichiro Suzuki (SEA): 9.2%, 0-for-3
2. Derek Jeter (NYY): 7.5%, 1-for-3
3. Ryan Ludwick (STL): 6.2%, 0-for-5
4. Brian Roberts (BAL): 4.3%, 1-for-5
5. Joe Mauer (MIN): 3.9%, 2-for-4

Beat the Streak Report: Weekend, Sept. 18-20

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Today’s recommended picks

Jason Bay, OF, Red Sox
.500 AVG (5-for-10) lifetime vs. Orioles starter Jeremy Guthrie

Raul Ibanez, OF, Phillies
.467 AVG (7-for-15) since ’04 vs. Braves starter Tim Hudson

Mark Teahen, INF/OF, Royals
.453 AVG (24-for-53) lifetime vs. White Sox starter Mark Buehrle

Saturday’s recommended picks

Paul Konerko, 1B, White Sox
.533 AVG (8-for-15) lifetime vs. Royals starter Kyle Davies

Prince Fielder, 1B, Brewers
.545 AVG (6-for-11) lifetime vs. Astros starter Brian Moehler

Jeff Francoeur, OF, Mets
.500 AVG (8-for-16) lifetime vs. Nationals starter John Lannan

Sunday’s recommended picks

Ryan Ludwick, OF, Cardinals
.636 AVG (7-for-11) lifetime vs. Cubs starter Carlos Zambrano

Brian Roberts, 2B, Orioles
.500 AVG (6-for-12) lifetime vs. Red Sox starter Daisuke Matsuzaka

Magglio Ordonez, OF, White Sox
.424 AVG (14-for-33) lifetime vs. Twins starter Scott Baker

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

Yesterday’s results

Despite the fewer choices available during Thursday’s light slate of games, the Top 5 BTS leaders managed to hold steady in the standings.

enronshorttrader played it safe by selecting hit machine Ichiro Suzuki, who went 2-for-6 vs. the White Sox. The first of his hits extended the leader’s streak to 40 games, marking the eighth time this season a contestant has reached that plateau.

GBaby remained stuck on 35 games for another day, as Kevin Youkilis didn’t play vs. the Angels. That enabled khreynolds, who tabbed Ichiro to move up at 31 games, to inch closer to a share of second place.

larrythemailman1 went with Chase Utley (1-for-3) to reach the 30-game mark, and j-m-peterson brought his streak up to 29 games by selecting Evan Longoria (3-for-4).

Yesterday’s Top 5 most selected players

1. Ichiro Suzuki (SEA): 13.1%, 2-for-6
2. Victor Martinez (BOS): 10.2%, 1-for-3
3. Hanley Ramirez (FLA): 5.9%, 1-for-4
4. Evan Longoria (TB): 5.5%, 3-for-4
5. Shane Victorino (PHI): 5.1%, 0-for-3

Beat the Streak Report: Thursday, Sept. 17

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Today’s recommended picks

Evan Longoria, 3B, Rays
.500 AVG (5-for-10) lifetime vs. Orioles starter Mark Hendrickson

Victor Martinez, C, Red Sox
.500 AVG (4-for-8) lifetime vs. Angels starter Ervin Santana

Torii Hunter, OF, Angels
.455 AVG (5-for-11) since ’04 vs. Red Sox starter Josh Beckett

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

Yesterday’s results

enronshorttrader went with Joe Mauer for the second day in a row, a wise move considering that the Twins backstop came through with a pair of hits for the second day in a row. The performance moved the BTS leader’s streak up to 39 games.

GBaby remained in second place, his 35-game streak unchanged following the selection of Manny Ramirez, who didn’t play. While that scenario would normally give other contestants the chance to catch up, the two fans directly behind him, beashane and mcdonald6, both saw their 33-game streaks snapped.

That left khreynolds as the holder of third place, at 30 games. larrythemailman1 moved into the fourth spot with his 29-game streak and j-m-peterson locked down fifth place, at 28 games.

Yesterday’s Top 5 most selected players

1. Ichiro Suzuki (SEA): 8.9%, 1-for-3
2. Derek Jeter (NYY): 7.1%, 0-for-3
3. David Wright (NYM): 5.2%, 3-for-5
4. Chase Utley (PHI): 4.8%, 1-for-3
5. Joe Mauer (MIN): 4.6%, 2-for-3

Beat the Streak Report: Wednesday, Sept. 16

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Today’s recommended picks

David Wright, 3B, Mets
.455 AVG (5-for-11) lifetime vs. Braves starter Derek Lowe

Orlando Cabrera, SS, Twins
.429 AVG (6-for-14) lifetime vs. Indians starter Aaron Laffey

Brian Roberts, 2B, Orioles
.400 AVG (6-for-14) lifetime vs. Rays starter Andy Sonnanstine

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

Yesterday’s results

enronshorttrader took another step toward the 40-game plateau with his selection of Joe Mauer yesterday, receiving a 2-for-3 effort from the All-Star backstop to run his streak to 38 games.

Ichiro was the player of choice for second-place contestant GBaby and third-place co-holder beashane, who pushed their respective streaks to 35 and 33 games with the hit machine’s 2-for-4 day.

mcdonald6 remained in a tie for third thanks to a 1-for-3 performance from Shane Victorino. And with ch2fancbs’ 30-game run having been snapped by a hitless day from Carl Crawford, three new fans took over a share of fifth place, at 29 games.

Yesterday’s Top 5 most selected players

1. Ichiro Suzuki (SEA): 14.7%, 2-for-4
2. Matt Kemp (LAD): 7.1%, 2-for-5
3. Joe Mauer (MIN): 6.8%, 2-for-3
4. Jason Kubel (MIN): 4.6%, 0-for-4
5. Albert Pujols (STL): 3.8%, 2-for-3

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