Beat the Streak Report: Wednesday, May 26

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Suspended games are one of my favorite things in the whole wide world; the Beat the Streak universe goes absolutely ballistic and reaches DEFCON 5.

And dear sweet sassy, the Yankees and Twins game was suspended after the fifth inning yesterday.

Does my hit count? Does my 0-for-2 count? If my guy gets a hit on Tuesday but goes hitless on Wednesday, is my streak alive? If my guy get 34 hits on Wednesday but strikes out 87 times on Tuesday, is my streak alive? TELL ME NOW!!!

Simmer.

Let’s go to the rule book, shall we?

According to the rules, “In the event any Suspended Game(s) is subsequently completed within three (3) calendar days immediately following the date on which any such game(s) was suspended, for purposes of this Contest, all hits officially scored as hits for such Suspended Game(s) shall count as valid hits for the Game Day on which such Suspended Game(s) was originally scheduled.”

I’m sorry, I don’t speak alien lawyer talk either. How about an example, Mr. Rule Book?

If “participant selects Dustin Pedroia to hit on the May 4th game that is suspended. Pedroia goes 0-for-2 in the first part of the game that is suspended on May 4th, but gets a hit in the portion of the Suspended Game that is resumed the next day, May 5th. In this case, although Pedroia’s hit took place on May 5th, for purposes of this Contest, the hit would count as a valid hit for May 4th, Game Day on which such Suspended Game(s) was originally scheduled.”

THIS I UNDERSTAND!

You give me names, teams, stats and actual dates and I turn into Doogie Howser. You give me sophisticated jargon and weird parenthesis at the end of words and my brain turns into mush.

Bottom line: If you took any player from the Yankees or Twins yesterday and they get a hit in that very same game, whether from last night or tonight, you’re golden.

Time for Wednesday’s picks

Oh, hello there …


? Ryan Braun: .500 AVG (7-for-14) lifetime vs. Astros starter Roy Oswalt

? Carl Crawford: .412 AVG (14-for-34) lifetime vs. Red Sox starter John Lackey

? Corey Hart: .500 AVG (8-for-16) lifetime vs. Astros starter Roy Oswalt

? Joey Votto: .571 AVG (4-for-7) lifetime vs. Pirates starter Ross Ohlendorf

? Luis Castillo: .563 AVG (9-for-16) lifetime vs. Phillies starter Joe Blanton

Feeling kinda spicy?

? Delmon Young: .563 AVG (9-for-16) lifetime vs. Yankees starter Andy Pettitte. Oh Delmon, how much you love to torture us all.

You’ll thank me later …

? Dustin Pedroia: .189 AVG (7-for-37) lifetime vs. Rays starter Matt Garza

? Billy Butler: .154 AVG (2-for-13) lifetime vs. Rangers starter Scott Feldman

? Prince Fielder: .147 AVG (5-for-34) lifetime vs. Astros starter Roy Oswalt

Leaderboard time!

Vlad Guerrero’s two-homer fiesta yesterday upped the streak of our leader, “postbud32″ to 26 games. “postbud32″ is now 45.6 percent on the way towards buying a dunk tank to place in his/her house.

Dunk tanks are never not fun.

Top MLB streakers

? Travis Hafner: 12 games

? Adam Jones: 11 games

? Michael Young: 11 games

? Jeff Mathis: 10 games (DL)

? Torii Hunter: 10 games

? Ian Kinsler: 9 games

? Troy Tulowitzki: 9 games

65 Comments

I do have Votto tonight as I like the numbers against Ohlendorf. He has been hitting well lately and I like those numbers.

My husband is developing an elaborate strategy that includes looking at pitchers who allow the most balls in play (fewest strike outs and BB). So in that spirit, I’m going against Buehrle today. In the 11th hour I switched from Kearns to Choo based on last 7 days. I don’t know…..nervous about second guessing myself.

I can’t resist going with a Philly player against the Mets. Question is which one. I’m playing with 3 different email accounts so i guess i’ll pick the top 3 lineup guys.

Any suggestions?

That sounds like a good plan skater but I will say that if you do happen to get to 57 you won’t win since you are using 3 different emails. They don’t allow you to use more than one email account because I found this out first hand. As long as you only use one from now on you won’t have any issues. I forgot to mention I think that Votto is going to be my sleeper pick for today.

I didn’t see that in the rules. i have about a six gamer on each one

vinny you beat me to the punch…..my answer was “yeah – don’t advertise that you’re playing with 3 email accounts!” LOL……going with Morneau today. Ichie burned me last night but I was at 0 anyway. Good luck all!!!

Limit one (1) registration per person and per unique email address, regardless of method of registration. In case of multiple registrations received from any person or email address, only the first registration received from such person or email address will be considered.

I never listened to myself yesterday.. avoid good pitchers.. I took Ichie as well because of his career #’s… ouched that hurt..

@ Skater:

Limit one (1) registration per person and per unique email address, regardless of method of registration. In case of multiple registrations received from any person or email address, only the first registration received from such person or email address will be considered.

Clock is ticking – picks lock at NOON – and I’m stuck… Who to pick??? I’m thinking YOUNG, but Hochevar pitched really well his last outing.

YES! It’s 9:20 and my streak is on! Up to 5! Thank you, Choo!
(that’s 12:20 for you folks in the real world) :)

Ichiro!!!!!!!

taking josh hamilton against hochevar today to get my streak to 1 or 7. hes 0-5 career vs hochevar but i think he breaks through today

Nardberg, I have a great site that I now use and if you want it for some help I will email it to you. Email me at Vinny1979@msn.com to find out.

thanks deb for the earlier post. i think im going with ichiro to get me to 22. all though he did strike out an 2 times yesterday.

my wife said she chose jeter for today, i tried to talk her out of it, but shes stubborn. She needs mauer and jeter to get a hit today to move to 22

I picked cano for yesterdays suspended game, and my streak is now back to 0!

It’s funny because they already reset your wife’s streak bye.buy. It’s funny because if Mauer comes through today in that first game they have to put it back.

Going with M Young again.
Vald in HR BTS
I refuse to put my pick down in Survuvor as it is a kiss of death. Even if I picked SF Linecum would get rocked tonight.

i have SF for tonight!

anyone know what happened to crawford last night? and will he play today

Crawford got tossed from the game.

crawford got ejected from last nights game and might be suspended

ok well i will switch back to ichiro

im going with votto

Votto is second most selected tonight. Surprising to me but I still think he’s going to come through.

I have ChiSox in Survivor for today and going with Drag in HR BTS.

good luck all

Young for 15… Votto in HR Derby and the Rockies in Survivor. I really wanted to pick Lance Beckman in BTS, but his 7 days numbers spooked me. Good Luck !!

which team looks good for tomorrow? im thinkin dodgers :)

patrick0330 did not make a pick and is now going to lose his streak of 19. How do people forget to make picks with high streaks? Do they not know the rules about being reset to 0?
on the other hand I wonder what time of day do the no picks get reset?

I like your 57 game theory jagx lol… stupid Ichiro pops out.. Young!! triple baby! Great for pool purposes :)

Tip of my Cub hat to our Grande Amigo for his commentary about the “suits” in legal and the jargon of the suspended game rule – dead on! Also, for your 5 game BTS streak. I’m hoping that we both get to 56 games and pick the same player in game 57! lol
Professor Pete this one’s for you.
BTS Final Exam Question 1. Explain how BTS player schenk selected a player who got a hit to go to 7 game streak but does not have a hit in his 6th game. This would be the BTS math “word problem of the year.”
On to Friday…………..

jagx – Your theory is worth exploring to get to 57. You should have a close family member register and do this to see what happens. You could keep us updated on the progress of what should be called “The Low Stress Streak.”

i picked jason bay today… hes getting scorching hot and blantons not exactly going to no hit the mets sooooo i like my chancees here

I think the no picks get reset an hour or so after the first game of the day is over. I’m not sure about that though.

yanksgiantsdevils32- The working theory is that all these people that get to the top pick 10 days in advance then forget to pick more. In addition to the few who say on the blog that they picked in advance and say…got to 20. I’m starting to wonder if the way to win this game is to pick 57 guys in advance. That way there’s no influence on pitcher-batter, hot-streaks, lefty-right avg, and home-away avg among other things.

Young extends his hitting steak to 12 games and my BTS to 15. Yippeee….

hamilton’s single gets my streak up to 1 or 7 pending cano’s at bats in the suspended game

cano singles in the 7th so my streak continues to 7

dragbunt, maybe they are scoring the game from yesterday in Minnesota that was suspended as hits in yesterday’s pick.
and im back to zero again. lil man from japan is 0-for-4

Man Schenk, 2 hits in one day to bump you up to 7 now. Lucky man you are.

ichiro caused my streak to come to an end at 21. Bad ichiro. On the plus side mauer got a hit and got my wife to 21 and so im hoping she gets a hit with jeter in 2nd game to get her to 22.

well ichiro got my streak of 21 reset back to 0…. So now im hoping my wife gets a hit with jeter tonight to get her to 22.

Man Schenk, 2 hits in one day to bump you up to 7 now. Lucky man you are.

I’ll take the luck. ive been screwed out of a 10 and 12 game hit streak this year from 0-1 games.

“They don’t allow you to use more than one email account because I found this out first hand. ”

ha, did an MLB admin official show up at your house and use physical force?

“They don’t allow you to use more than one email account because I found this out first hand. ”

ha, did an MLBAM admin official show up at your house and use physical force?

“vinny you beat me to the punch…..my answer was “yeah – don’t advertise that you’re playing with 3 email accounts!” LOL……going with Morneau today. Ichie burned me last night but I was at 0 anyway. Good luck all!!!”

I dunno. It’s weird, because they then go on to claim that you are not allowed to use any scripts, macros, etc. to put in picks.

But if you can only put in one pick anyway, why the heck would you write a script anyway?

My guess is that they threw that in, to cover themselves in case someone wrote a program to make 20,000 picks a day.

damnit Ichiro just struck out!

0 for 5.

it seems like pitches throw their best stuff against Ichiro and then freaking groove stuff to Jose Lopez and Rob Johnson.

GO TIGERS! Tie the game!

Oh damn. Votto isn’t starting tonight. I just better hope he doesn’t come in to pinch hit.

Top Picks for Top2500. ** Does not include 2 early games as BTS updated before I got home. So those that were reset are not included in the percentages below and those that moved up to Top2500 to replace those that were reset are included below.
Player, Times Picked, Pct
Ichiro Suzuki, 361, 14.44
Michael Young, 221, 8.84
Hanley Ramirez, 216, 8.64
Joey Votto, 156, 6.24
Derek Jeter, 156, 6.24
Torii Hunter, 81, 3.24
Carl Crawford, 65, 2.6
Jimmy Rollins, 49, 1.96 (DL)
Kendry Morales, 48, 1.92
Albert Pujols, 48, 1.92
Brennan Boesch, 47, 1.88
Cristian Guzman, 45, 1.8

lavolpe, I have an idea I would like to share with you privately.

What is your full e-mail address or is it just lavolpe@yahoo.com?

If I would of found out about Votto being injured before the games locked I would of switched to Young but now I can’t do anything about it. He has an injured neck and more than likely won’t play but good news is that those streaks will all be frozen where they are at.

DAMNIT!

My 2nd choice would have been Elvis Andrus and OF COURSE he gets a hit!

When I get streaks snapped, I would really rather my 2nd choice also go 0 for, so I would know there is nothing I could have done about it.

@champ88: I’ll give you my spam email address; one I don’t use in real life: LaVolpeVB@gmail.com. I’ll check later tonight for your email.

ok I sent it.

taking ben zobrist for tomorrow against the under performing gavin floyd. hes hitting about .400 over his last 10 games and is 2-6 career against floyd and thats when floyd was actually pitching well. i really wanted to take teixeira tomorrow and his 8-10 vs blackburn but his performance this year forced me to stay away

Schenk, I am taking Zobrist as well. He is doing well right now and he is my sleeper pick for Thursday. Gavin Floyd is giving up more than a hit per inning and hitters are hitting .310 against him so looks like a great pick.

hopefully he doesnt kill both of us

I hope not either man.

Thursday
Adrian Beltre – hopefully he follows up his 4 hit Wed. with a hit or 2 on Thurs.

SUSPENDED GAME CLARIFICATION if anyone knows for sure — no guesses please. I’m looking at two players in the top 50. Maher_55 (Page 1/2) picked Teixera in that game who went 0-4 and jamie_ackers (Page 1) picked Morneau who went 0-2. Ackers hit streak increased with todays pick (Mauer) but did not get reset with the 0-2 from the suspended game. Maher_55 stayed as is since his/her pick (Mig. Cabrera) did not play but also did not get reset.
So the question is: Hits during the suspended day count, but resets do not? Or maybe BTS hasn’t updated the suspended game completely (will look tomorrow)?

they havent put in yesterday suspended game. My wife should be at 22 but she is still on 21 .

im not sure what they are doing with those that took a player in the suspended game but when looking at my results i should be at a 7 game streak but it still says i only have a 6 game streak

im not sure what they are doing with those that took a player in the suspended game but when looking at my results i should be at a 7 game streak but it still says i only have a 6 game streak

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