Beat the Streak Report: Thursday, Sept. 3
Today’s recommended picks
Chipper Jones, 3B, Braves
.500 AVG (10-for-20) lifetime vs. Marlins starter Ricky Nolasco
Jhonny Peralta, 3B, Indians
.429 AVG (12-for-28) lifetime vs. Tigers starter Nate Robertson
Curtis Granderson, OF, Tigers
.448 AVG (13-for-29) lifetime vs. Indians starter Fausto Carmona
An infusion of pinstriped love somehow seeped into the computers of the BTS field yesterday, as 11 of the Top 13 contestants picked either Derek Jeter or Robinson Cano.
Cano was the choice of front-runner phadrus74, who extended his streak to 41 games following a 2-for-5 effort from the Yankees second baseman. DoctorPeteRose also went with Robbie to remain in a tie for third place, at 34 games.
On the other side of second base, Jeter delivered just enough (1-for-5) to help out those who were relying on him. tshalterman moved up to 36 games to hold onto second place, thebcjman remained in a tie for third and chuppie21 held onto his share of fifth, at 33 games.
The lone member of the Top 5 to look outside New York, roxandrays17, went with Rays speedster Carl Crawford (1-for-4) to finish the day with a 33-game mark.
Yesterday’s Top 5 most selected players
1. Derek Jeter (NYY): 11.7%, 1-for-5
2. Brad Hawpe (COL): 7.6%, 1-for-4
3. Robinson Cano (NYY): 7.6%, 2-for-5
4. Ichiro Suzuki (SEA): 5.9%, 2-for-4
5. Joey Votto (CIN): 4.3%, 1-for-2