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
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