Beat the Streak Report: Tuesday, May 4



With a full month of baseball in the books, two streakers, “dodger_blue” and “olifante,” have risen above the rest and are soaring like falcons through the desert with 30-game streaks.

That means that these two BTS Adonises are 52.6 percent on their way to the $3 million grand prize. And you know what that means? … 230,946 of these.

As for everyone else, it was a rough night in streakland.

Just when you thought it might be safe to bring Derek Jeter back into your life after he hit safely in five straight games, he breaks your heart (again) with an 0-for-4 performance, snapping the streaks of 12.6 percent of the BTS nation.

If that wasn’t enough, Robinson Cano, who seemingly enters each game with a hit before the opening pitch, followed suit, wiping away 8.3 percent of our streakers with him.

Add on hitless performances by Paul Konerko (4.3 percent) and Johnny Damon (1.3), and well, you get the idea.

What do all of these guys have in common? None of them were advocated in yesterday’s Beat the Streak Report. What do Magglio Ordonez, Ian Kinsler, Nick Swisher and Alex Rios have in common? They were, and they each got hits, going a combined 9-for-15.

I’m trying to help you here, folks.

Time for Tuesday’s picks.

Oh, hello there …

  • Aramis Ramirez: .400 AVG (8-for-20) lifetime vs. Pirates starter Paul Maholm
  • Chone Figgins: .353 AVG (6-for-17) lifetime vs. Rays starter James Shields
  • Miguel Cabrera: .400 AVG (6-for-15) lifetime vs. Twins starter Nick Blackburn
  • Chris Young: .385 AVG (5-for-13) lifetime vs. Astros starter Roy Oswalt

Feeling kinda spicy?

  • Marcus Thames: .667 AVG (4-for-6) lifetime vs. Orioles starter Brian Matusz. I’m actually going to advocate for Thames here. He kills lefties, Matusz is a rookie. I just like it. So there.

You’ll thank me later …

  • Matt Wieters: .000 AVG (0-for-8) lifetime vs. Yankees starter A.J. Burnett
  • Alex Rios: .111 AVG (1-for-9) lifetime vs. Royals starter Luke Hochevar
  • David Wright: .182 AVG (4-for-22) lifetime vs. Reds starter Bronson Arroyo

Leaderboard time!

Not far behind our two top dogs is “bowl218”, who smartly selected Alex Rios to extend his streak to 29 games. You’re welcome.

Top MLB streakers


  1. dragbunt104

    Tuesday May 4
    I was o-fer on Sunday and Monday so take this advice with much caution!
    BTS: Alfonso Soriano at PNC Park in the second inning – Lefty on the mound for the Bucs today and he is hittable.
    HR BTS: Alfonso Soriano – wind blowing from home plate toward Left-Center Field at about 15 will help balls in the air at PNC. Soriano is in a zone for one more day I hope.
    Survivor: NYY over O’s
    Good Luck to all today!

  2. nardberg

    After clawing my way to 6, I was utterly demoralized after Cano’s 0-for last night. I’ll give Cabrera a shot tonight – can’t hurt. πŸ™‚ AJ’s on the mound tonight so I’m going with the Yanks in Survivor. Good luck to you, drag, and to everyone else, too! πŸ™‚

  3. backrubs

    SF with Lincecum is my survivor pick.
    MCabrera is by hitter.
    the leaders went with Austin Jackson and Ryan Theriot.

  4. champion_88

    “That means that these two BTS Adonises are 52.6 percent on their way to the $3 million grand prize. And you know what that means? … 230,946 of these.”

    lol…I thought he was going to mention the free subscription to MLB.TV when you reach 30 games?

  5. champion_88

    “the leaders went with Austin Jackson and Ryan Theriot.”

    I feel good that my 1-2 preferences were actually Austin Jackson and Ryan Theriot respectively.

    shows my system is working!

  6. 00liber

    Evening all, went with theriot and cubs.
    Drag, do the cubbies have a light switch or something? Recently they’re all hitting and winning.

  7. dragbunt104

    Cub Report for 00liber and blog buddies:
    Cubs had big weekend at Wrigley Feild feasting on AZ pitching staff which is terrible. They could do the same playing the Bucs at PNC.
    Ryan Theriot – on a major tear
    Alfonso “Freaky-Streaky” Soriano is flying so high he could touch the moon.
    Marlon Byrd is doing well as is catcher Geovany Soto
    Derrek Lee is hitting th ball hard but usually at someone. “D Lee” could break out at any moment.
    Aramis Ramirez – struggling so stay away.
    Soriano hits HR in 4th – cha ching and Theriot alreay has a hit. You know I going with Soriano Wed. in HR BTS.

  8. vinny1979

    Hey Bloggers, I’m here and I was demoralized with Cano on Monday. I was hoping he would hit one ball hard but he didn’t. Back to one and I picked him again today and he got a hit but that is what happens I guess. I had Swisher as my second pick yesterday and don’t know why I didn’t pick him. Oh well but I’m hoping to start up there again and I have the Red Sox winning today to get my Survivor streak up to 2. Good luck to the leaders today too. I was at work all day so yeah.

  9. backrubs

    the leaders are still 2-for-2 as both Jackson and Theriot have gotten hits this evening. they are now at 31


    The Yankees win and Jeter get’s a hit.

    2 game hit streak and a 7 game win streak now !



    I’ll probably be picking the Yankees again tomorrow to go for the sweep of the Orioles.

  12. vinny1979

    With Pettite pitching that is a foregone conclusion Joe. Pettite is pitching beautifully this year and I have Jeter tomorrow. Yes I did pick Yankees the last 4 days and I only messed up yesterday. If I would of listened to Joe’s advice I would have a 10 game streak right now. If only I would of taken Swisher.

  13. dragbunt104

    Ichirio singles in the bottom of the 1st against “Big Game” James TB.
    BE careful on Wed. games lock in at 12:00 noon eastern time.
    I’m look at Ryan Theriot of Cubs who is hot.

  14. champion_88

    “Yes I did pick Yankees the last 4 days ”

    You are lucky they do not still use the rules for the “true” Survivor.

    They used to limit you to picking each team twice within the confines of 1 game period.

    I guess the programming was too complicated to keep that for 1 overall contest period, even though it still could have been done by restricting picks only within an individual streak.

  15. vinny1979

    I was talking about in BTS. I have chosen Yankees for 4 straight days in BTS with today being the 4th day.

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