Beat the Streak Report: Thursday, Sept. 17
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
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