Beat the Streak Report: Memorial Day Weekend Edition

 

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It was a big gravy train in Streakland yesterday, as six of the top seven picks each got hits to combine to extend the streaks of about 40 percent of the whole wide world.

Justin Morneau was far and away the biggest knight in shining armor, single handedly upping the streaks of a ridiculous 19.7 percent of our users just by his lonesome self.

WARNING TIME:

We have reached Memorial Day weekend. Memorial Day weekend is glorious.

There will be tons of traveling, family time, frisbees, etc. But, really, all anybody cares about are the BBQs, hot dogs, hamburgers and the 43 percent chance of baked beans being involved. And baked beans are spectacular.

Anyway, this is no time to lose your focus because you are preoccupied trying to see how many skirt steaks you can fit in your mouth.

The key is to make all your weekend selections beforehand so you can live in a worry-free, skirt-steak self-gorging world.

And isn’t that the kind of world you want to live in?

On to the weekend picks.

Oh, hello there …

Friday

? Chipper Jones: .524 (11-for-21) lifetime vs. Pirates starter Zach Duke

? Nick Markakis: .450 AVG (9-for-20) lifetime vs. Blue Jays starter Shaun Marcum

? Ryan Braun: .538 AVG (7-for-13) lifetime vs. Mets starter Johan Santana

Saturday

? Carlos Lee: .405 AVG (15-for-37) lifetime vs. Reds starter Aaron Harang

? Manny Ramirez: .375 AVG (6-for-16) lifetime vs. Rockies starter Aaron Cook

? Conor Jackson: .563 AVG (9-for-16) lifetime vs. Giants starter Jonathan Sanchez

Sunday

? Stephen Drew: .636 AVG (7-for-11) lifetime vs. Giants starter Todd Wellemeyer

? Dustin Pedroia: .571 AVG (5-for-14) lifetime vs. Royals starter Gil Meche

? Ryan Ludwick: .421 AVG (8-for-19) lifetime vs. Cubs starter Ryan Dempster

Monday

? Brian McCann: .412 AVG (7-for-17) lifetime vs. Phillies starter Joe Blanton

? Todd Helton: .474 AVG (9-for-19) lifetime vs. Giants starter Tim Lincecum

? Ichiro Suzuki: .353 AVG (6-for-17) lifetime vs. Twins starter Francisco Liriano

Feeling kinda spicy?

Friday

? Ramon Hernandez: .385 AVG (5-for-13) lifetime vs. Astros starter Wandy Rodriguez. Duck …

Saturday

? Geoff Blum: .600 AVG (12-for-20) lifetime vs. Reds starter Aaron Harang. Duck …

Sunday

? Skip Schumaker: .419 AVG (13-for-31) lifetime vs. Cubs starter Ryan Dempster. Duck …

Monday

? David DeJesus: .439 AVG (9-for-21) lifetime vs. Angels starter Ervin Santana. Goose!

You’ll thank me later …

Friday

? Miguel Cabrera: .167 AVG (3-for-18) lifetime vs. Athletics starter Ben Sheets

? Chase Utley: .167 AVG (2-for-12) lifetime vs. Marlins starter Chris Volstad

Saturday

? Kevin Youkilis: .100 AVG (1-for-10) lifetime vs. Royals starter Zack Greinke

? Joe Mauer: .091 AVG (1-for-11) lifetime vs. Rangers starter C.J. Wilson

Sunday

? Troy Tulowitzki: .111 AVG (2-for-18) lifetime vs. Dodgers starter Clayton Kershaw

? Shane Victorino: .182 AVG (4-for-22) lifetime vs. Marlins starter Anibal Sanchez

Monday

? Troy Glaus: .095 AVG (2-for-21) lifetime vs. Phillies starter Joe Blanton

? Brad Hawpe: .231 AVG (6-for-26) lifetime vs. Giants starter Tim Lincecum

Leaderboard time!

Mark Teixeira’s 2-for-4 evening bumped “kneetgma”‘s streak to an impressive 27 games. “kneetgma” is now officially 47.4 percent on the way to having $3,000,000. Also known as roughly what “MacGruber” took in at the box office last weekend.

MacGruber!

Top MLB streakers

? Adam Jones: 13 games

? Travis Hafner: 12 games

? Michael Young: 12 games

? Troy Tulowitzki: 11 games

? Robinson Cano: 10 games

? Jeff Mathis: 10 games (DL)

111 Comments

I am wondering whether Vinny’s secret pick drinks at Brennan’s Tavern in Detroit. I am thinking more on Action Jackson right now.

Weekend picks of Grande Amigo are very slanted with great pitchers v. great hitters – not the kind of matchs up I’m looking for.
Leaning toward Vinny’s pick or Crawford or M. Young. The pitching match ups look to be more in favor of the hitters with these guys.
North wind blowing in toward homeplate in Chicago today. Not a HR kind of day at Wrigley Field.

Just updated the streaks from the suspended game!!!

drag what do you think of ichiro???

Maybe Vinny likes to visit Disney World in Orlando. The one in Cincinnati that is.

Great match-up on Monday – Ubaldo Jimenez vs. Tim Lincecum.

i know this may be the dumbest pick anyone has ever made on bts but im switching my pick from crawford to adam everett. hes been good against sheets and sheets is struggling this year. also hes hitting .250 in his last 10 games which is actually very good for him

I may go with Ryan Ludwick vs. Wells. Ludwick is 2-3 against him with both hits being HRs. If not Ludwick, I’ll go with Jeter.

johnny gomes could be a surprise pick today. he hits rodriguez well and is batting .333 over the last 10 games and is riding a 3 game hitting streak

starting line-ups are posted:

http://twitter.com/MLBStarting9

Well some of the line-ups anyway.

I went with Crawford.
Ichirio v. Kazmir is a lefty v. lefty matchup – I’m not confident with that.

well im now locked in with everett. when this pick fails i cant be too upset because its a stupid pick

Now that the game is closed for the day it is safe for me to post my Survivor pick.
I’ve got the Cubs over the Cardinals. There is no way the Cubs should win this game – so I’m going with them. The wind is blowing very strong in from centerfield toward homeplate. This usually indicates a low scoring game.
The balls that Pujols usually hits onto Waveland ave., which runs behind the left field wall should be knocked down by the wind (I hope :):)
My original survivor pick was TB – Take it to the bank that they will win tonight v. ChiSox as they are no longer my pick. lol
It is a beautiful day for baseball in Chicago – if you can get the Cubs v. Cards on TV turn it on. This is a classic baseball rivalry.
Go Cubs!

deb23 – Ludwig doubles in the first at Wrigley – Welcome to the BTS 10 game hit streak club. 1st 3 cards get hits in top of first inning. Could be a long afternoon for Cubs.

I took Crawford for a Friday to get to2 and Young for Saturday.
Survivor, i have the Rays tonite to get to three

@ Drag: Thank you! Ludwig brings my streak to a season high of 17 beating my earlier season high of 16 (ichiro reset me). I was joking last night that I was “due” for a 1st inning hit since my last three came in the 8th, 6th, and 7th. Guess I’ll start working on tomorrows pick. Good luck this weekend.

“When life gives you lemons make lemonade.”
Well this is how I’m going to turn my dismal performance in survivor around! Cubs down 5-1 v. Cards. After the game ends, if the Cubs lose, I’m going to Survivior and pick the Cardinals for the next 10 days. The Cards will need a gaggle of Dominican Republic voodo doctors to recover from the hex that dragbunt is placing on them.
deb23 – 17 gamer big congrats on that. Who do you like on Sat?

deb23 – Sweeney of A’s came out on my research which pales in comparison to yours. I also came up with M. Young, Ordonez, Casey Blake. Out of the box picks would be Cano or Eckstein of SD. I am now leaning on players with top notch 7 day numbers.

@ drag: So far I am leaning towards Sweeney (OAK). He is batting .667 against Porcello, lefties in general are batting .357 against him, he is only averaging 5.2 innings per game, has a 5.58 ERA and 1.70 WHIP. The Tiger bullpen has a 4.11 ERA, and hitters have a .258 AVG against then. Sweeney went 1-4 last night, but has a .325 May average and a .381 average in the past 7 days. I’ll see what he does tonight and search for a back-up pick in the mean time.

deb where did you gets those stats because the crap about the tigers bullpen is completely wrong. sweeney has hit porcello well but porcello’s stats are decieving because hes pitched much better the last few starts. also the tigers have the top bullpen in baseball right now with a 2.56 era and a .314 avg against which is the 7th best.

MLB stats page “pitching stats” on the left shows the Tigers in 16th place.

Cards 7 Cubs 1
I just reset my Survivor picks for the next 9 days and picked the Cards every day that they play. Now I sit back and watch! lol

@ Schenk: I see the difference now. MLB.com shows the entire pitching stats, while you can separate the starters from the bullpen stats on espn.com. You are correct about the bullpen stats for the Tigers. Thanks for the heads up!

the entire tigers entire pitching staff has a 4.11 era but the bullpen by itself has a 2.56 era and a .314 avg against which is good for a bullpen. im just warning you that there is a very good chance that sweeney goes hitless tonight

Top Picks for Top2500. All games included, 149 different players picked
Player, Times Picked, Percentage
Ichiro Suzuki, 557, 22.28
Carl Crawford, 248, 9.92
Robinson Cano, 125, 5
Derek Jeter, 115, 4.6
Chipper Jones, 109, 4.36
Michael Young, 87, 3.48
Martin Prado, 70, 2.8
No Selection, 57, 2.28
Coco Crisp, 53, 2.12 (DL)
Hanley Ramirez, 47, 1.88
Kevin Youkilis, 43, 1.72
Albert Pujols, 40, 1.6
Evan Longoria, 40, 1.6
Jorge Cantu, 39, 1.56
Ryan Braun, 36, 1.44
Jacoby Ellsbury, 36, 1.44
Highest “No Selection”: Pg#3 with streak of 18 bye-bye.

just dont want you to make a pick based off of the wrong stats.

i find it funny when no selection is one of the most popular choices

Appreciate that Schenk!

“i know this may be the dumbest pick anyone has ever made on bts but im switching my pick from crawford to adam everett. hes been good against sheets and sheets is struggling this year. also hes hitting .250 in his last 10 games which is actually very good for him”

Sheets has been great lately and .250 is still not very useful.

The Tigers may not be hesitant in swapping him out late in the game either.

“starting line-ups are posted:

http://twitter.com/MLBStarting9

Were any of these, ones that were not already posted on the home page?

@All: Appears the suspended game finally updatd.
@dragbunt: Maybe change your Survior strategy to start Sunday vs tomorrow. Got a good feeling Silva will be 7-0.
@schenk015. “No selection” almost always among top 20 picks for some reason (averages about 30+ a day). But when early games are on, it can rise to the 70’s. Go figure, it takes over a week to even show up on page #100 & nearly 3 weeks for page #3 and then they let their pick just lapse? I wish they’d donate their streak to me instead ;)
@champion_88: Regarding my CHC-STL prediction from yesterday; still think a CHC series win is doable. Note: Rookie is not Garcia. I now live 15 minutes outside STL and knew before MLB confirmed that a rookie would be called up for Sat’s game, but just wasn’t sure which one. Hoping Sliva 7-0 tomorrow & Wainwright gets hit well Sunday cause not a ton of faith in Demp right now.

yea streak boosted up 2 in one day to what it should be at 11. Pujols came through for me today in the 1st inning ganna look at picks for tomorrow tell ya who Im picking good luck to all your picks

I’m liking Hunter Pence against Aaron Harang or anybody with a good batting average on the Yankees this is for Saturday right now I’m going Hunter Pence.

so if you do not make a pick for a day does your streak stop?

@bmoccabee: Yes, no selection, no pick equals streak of zero. You may want to take a few minutes and read the rules which are linked on the page you make your picks from.

.314 ? If the Tigers bullpen is “holding” opponents to this average of .314, that seems like a good batting average to me and not so good pitching? Please fill me in?
Sticking with the Card rookie v. Cubs Silva tomorrow.

dragbunt look at the opposing batting avg each bullpen is allowing and the tigers .314 is the 7th best

I picked Denard Span on Friday and the reason is he is hitting .407 over the last 7 days. He bats leadoff and is hitting .362 at home and Twins are home on Friday. He is my sleeper for today and my choice.

Also Span has 11 hits in 7 days and I love that statistic.

lol my sleeper is Cody Ross.

1st inning single for Cody Ross!

Well thinks for the advice on ichiro after the picks lock. I guess it doesnt matter im only at 1.

Also, that .314 batting average against for the Tigers’ bullpen sounds HORRIBLE!!!

Their stats are supposed to be BETTER than the starters, since they can throw 130 pitches of energy into 30 pitches and I have seen few starters allow that many hits without getting sent down to the minors.

Unless you are Charlie Morton.

Also, that .314 batting average against for the Tigers’ bullpen sounds HORRIBLE!!!

Their stats are supposed to be BETTER than the starters, since they can throw 130 pitches of energy into 30 pitches and I have seen few starters allow that many hits without getting sent down to the minors.

Unless you are Charlie Morton.

im not saying that .314 is great im just saying that they have the 7th best opp batting avg which means 23 other teams are allowing the opposing team a higher batting avg. so the .314 in comparison to the league avg is good

ichiro just got a hit yeah. my wife moves to 24

Leaderboard may look a bit different tomorrow: M.Young & N.Cruz 0-fer unless game gets tied; Youk 0-fer, Crawford 0-fer, Hanley 0-fer; and will have to wait to see what Ichiro does against the Lefty.

Still can’t decide on tomorrow’s pick. Its down to Jeter, Sweeney (A’s) Prado, Keppinger (HOU) or Andres Torres (SF). Looks like rain may interfere with a few games on the East Coast.

Yankee Stadium is a friendly place for hitters and HR’s in the daytime so I’m going with Jeter in BTS and HR BTS.
Taking Cards over Cubs so that my hex in picking winners in Survivor will bring the Cubs home as the winner on Saturday. lol

“”Taking Cards over Cubs so that my hex in picking winners in Survivor will bring the Cubs home as the winner on Saturday.””

LOL @ drag. Looks like the Red Birds are sending a rookie to the mound, so that may help the Cubbies. I’m sticking with the Yanks Sat/Sun and probably the Mets on Monday.

Well tomorrow I’m taking Ordonez against Anderson. Anderson is just coming off the DL and will be rusty and Ordonez hits him at a .750 clip so that is my pick. As for a sleeper for tomorrow. I would say Jason Bay. Hitting well lately and will continue that tomorrow.

Hey Vinny, hows the weather in the Bronx today?

I went with Andres Torres.

I’m staying away from Geoff Blum who I had first selected. His 10 for 17 off of Harang is tempting but he is 2 for 20 in his last 10 games including a pinch hit 0 for 1 yesterday. He has trap written all over. I’ll take Jeter instead.

!!! I had Miguel Cabrera for Friday – then scratched him, figuring he might not have his head in the game after flying home for the birth of his second child. Then he hits THREE HOME RUNS. Guess he was feeling it! :) Happily Ordonez took my streak to 7.

Saturday’s Top Picks for Top2500. All games included, 164 different players picked
Player, Times Picked, Percentage
Martin Prado, 319, 12.76
Robinson Cano, 218, 8.72
Pablo Sandoval, 205, 8.2
Derek Jeter, 196, 7.84
Ryan Zimmerman, 92, 3.68
Alex Rodriguez, 76, 3.04
Ian Kinsler, 70, 2.8
Michael Young, 65, 2.6
Ichiro Suzuki, 61, 2.44
No Selection, 59, 2.36
Jose Bautista, 53, 2.12
Ryan Braun, 53, 2.12
Miguel Cabrera, 51, 2.04
Albert Pujols, 48, 1.92
Highest “No Selection”: Pg#1 with streak of 22 now back to zero

Weather is awesome in the BX. Nothing but sun right now and clear skies 00LI.

Jeter singles in the first v. Huff. I’m thinking that Jeter could do the same thing in Sunday’s game v. the Tribe’s hittable Masterson.
deb23 – Start up your computers! What is your analysis looking like for Sunday? You are on a major caliente streak.
Jeter looks promising on Sunday or maybe the lefty bat of Cano v. the righty Masterson(?)

LOL @ Drag… My pick for tomorrow is 100% a lefty from NYY. Not sure if its Swisher, Cano or even Tex at this point. Leaning towards Cano, but lets see if Swisher bats 2nd again. Also, lets see who, if anyone, gets the day off. Sure hope Huff is okay after that ball hit off his head from the bat of ARod. It looked pretty bad.

I have the Yankees on survivor (currently lead 10-6) and they better not blow this lead.

NO WONDER MY STREAKS ARE NEVER LONG _ YOU JOBA YOU LOUSY HUT! Back to 0 thanks to this disgrace!

“I’m staying away from Geoff Blum who I had first selected. His 10 for 17 off of Harang is tempting but he is 2 for 20 in his last 10 games including a pinch hit 0 for 1 yesterday. He has trap written all over. I’ll take Jeter instead.”

lol, that is not a trap.

That is someone the blog writer would probably recommend though!

@drag & deb: yea on sunday definately go witha lefty NYY you could pick Jeter too if you want I’m confident that he will get a hit but I’m picking Cano for the second day in a row which goes against pretty much my only rule but right now on paper he has the best chance of getting a hit with his avg. against lefties and Masterson’s high opp. avg. I probably will change to Jeter ultimately

lol, Shin-Soo Choo just went 0 for 6!

I can’t believe that Yank/Indian game. 400+ pitches, 12 pitchers, 26 hits, and 24 runs. Who is left in the bullpen for Cleveland tomorrow? Wonder how long Masterson will last? Are the Yankee bats (less Tex) tired after today?

Drag: Please take TB next time they play NYY. LOL!!!

I’m looking for a “back-up” pick for tomorrow JUST in case.

Check out OAK vs. Max Scherzer. Seems he’s still trying to find his grove this year and was sent down to the minors earlier this month where he pitched well (2 Wins, 15.0 Innings, 0.60 ERA, 0.40 WHIP, 17 Strikeouts (10.2 K/9), 2 Walks (1.2 BB/9)). Did Max find his grove in the minors?

“THE HEX” – I’m now 0 – 5 in Survivor for the past 5 days BUT today it worked for my home town Cubs. I have been the “kiss of death” for any team thay I’ve taken lately. So I took the Cards today v. Cubs and you know what happened! The Cubs won. I’m taking the Cards again tomorrow in Survivor.
Robinson Cano is looking good for Sunday or is he looking too good?

Wow Halladay pitches a PERFECT GAME. anyone picking marlins are back to zero.

Unfortunately, many of us that didn’t pick the Fish are back to zero too. I’ve been on such a prolonged “2-3 Hits then Reset” pattern that I honestly don’t know who to pick any more :(. I know it’s just frustration and maybe I just need to load up a few days of heavy hitters, sit back and don’t analyze, and hope to get a quick 5 hit streak going.
Angels could be in trouble and worth considering betting against in Survivor for the next few days. With Morales’ broken leg and Torii not likely to play for a few days; Angels wins may be hard to find.

@dragbunt. Hope Wainwright gets hit well today. I’d like to see the Cards drop 3-games behind the Reds. And the Cubs gain a game on the Cards. Red-Cards & CHC-PIT series start tomorrow. If Cubs can sweep the Pirates, then the Central will look quite different. Cubs been playing well against top-rated teams; but they are playing to their opponent’s level & if the do that with the Pirates again, another good opportunity may go by the boards.

@dragbunt. Crazy blog page. I post a reply to your comments and the posting gets inserted 2 above yours. So, trying to sign-out/sign back in, to see if these get posted after yours ;)
Hope Wainwright gets hit well today. I’d like to see the Cards drop 3-games behind the Reds. And the Cubs gain a game on the Cards. Red-Cards & CHC-PIT series start tomorrow. If Cubs can sweep the Pirates, then the Central will look quite different. Cubs been playing well against top-rated teams; but they are playing to their opponent’s level & if they do that with the Pirates again, another good opportunity may go by the boards.
Crazy blog page. I post comments to

I’m staying with Cano again today after having initially picked Pedroia. Tomorrow I’m still undecided. I was going to go with Todd Helton, but with Lincecum pitching doesn’t sound like a wise choice. We’ll see.

lavolpe – You post about not getting a streak going this year is right on target. It has been extremely tough.
The leader board is pretty bare.
Reds could have a 3rd day of going wild v. Astros.
Going with Cano
Cards over my home town Cubs today in Survivor “The Hex Pick Day 2.”

Jeter, Cano, Swisher, Sweeney…. Decisions, decisions!

How many minutes before game time are lineups posted?

Streak of zero again, think I’ll go with Byrd against Wainwright — just for the fun of it. Go Cubs!

@dragbunt: Lineups on GameDay are posted 45-60 mins before game starts. Otherwise, try to find lineups on other sources like twitter for example.

“I’m staying away from Geoff Blum who I had first selected. His 10 for 17 off of Harang is tempting but he is 2 for 20 in his last 10 games including a pinch hit 0 for 1 yesterday. He has trap written all over. I’ll take Jeter instead.”

lol, that is not a trap.

That is someone the blog writer would probably recommend though!
———-
It was recomended but it seemed like a trap and was a trap, thanksfully I switched to Jeter as Blum went 0 for 4 making him 2 for his last 24.

Yanks today in Survivor. Interesting pattern so far for my 3-Game streak: Cubs 1-0, Giants 5-0, RedSox 1-0. Yankees today: 5-0 ?

Well Jeter’s good, on to tomorow’s pick. GL to the rest of ya.

Sunday’s Top Picks for Top2500. All games included, 130 different players picked
Player, Times Picked, Percentage
Robinson Cano, 650, 26
Elvis Andrus, 161, 6.44
Derek Jeter, 155, 6.2
Billy Butler, 128, 5.12
Kevin Youkilis, 118, 4.72
David Ortiz, 115, 4.6
Dustin Pedroia, 81, 3.24 (Pinch Hitter Maybe)
Ichiro Suzuki, 68, 2.72
Kendry Morales, 65, 2.6 (DL)
No Selection, 64, 2.56
Stephen Drew, 56, 2.24
Hanley Ramirez, 52, 2.08
Adrian Beltre, 52, 2.08
Alex Rodriguez, 42, 1.68
Jose Reyes, 39, 1.56
Highest “No Selection”: Pg#5 with a streak of 17 back to zero.

Well Cano already got his hit so I’m good so time to look at tomorrow.

Top of the first at Wrigley Field: Albert Pujols hits a massive HR over the bleachers and onto Waveland Ave. I took him today in HR BTS – my hex on the Cards may be weakening.
Jeter and Cano both have hits – Deb and Vinny get ouside and enjoy the day!

I took Pujols in HR BTS too and he just went deep again. Tomorrow in BTS I have Ichiro.

yeah im up to 4. I think i am going with hanley ramirez from fl. My wife is thinking about bloomquist from the royals. Any thoughts? If anyone is following her streak she changed her nick name to 10percent on the leaderboard.

Monday?
Jeter, Longoria, Cano
Ichirio – Liriano is tough against lefties though.

Consulting magic 8-ball for tomorrow’s pick.. Lots of good pitchers on the mound.

I’m going with Cano tomorrow. If I do stick with him, it will the first time I’ve ever picked the same player 3 days in a row. But he is just such an unbelievably good hitter right now it’s rediculous. He’s making Morneau look like a Minor Leaguer.

My hex on the Cardinals lasted one day!
Monday:
Jeter and Longoria are logical choices but where has that gotten me recently? So I’m going under the radar with Andrew McCutchen v. Cubs Randy Wellls who got shelled in Chgo on Friday by Cards. Wells faced 6 batters and got no one out.
NYY in Survivor
Pujols v. Arroyo in St. Louis – He could go deep and is my HR BTS pick.

“I took Pujols in HR BTS too and he just went deep again. Tomorrow in BTS I have Ichiro.”

You might want to reconsider that since Liriano has held lefties to a .191 batting average against this year and Ichiro has struggled to hit against LHP.

“yeah im up to 4. I think i am going with hanley ramirez from fl. My wife is thinking about bloomquist from the royals. Any thoughts? If anyone is following her streak she changed her nick name to 10percent on the leaderboard.”

Willie Bloomquist?

If you want a Royal, I would suggest going with Billy Butler.

By the way, I went with Bobby Abreu today.

Going with Cubbie-Blue today with Survivor & Byrd for BTS.

edg at 18 did not make a selection. How do people manage to get streaks that long and forget to add picks? Back to 0 for him.

Happy Memorial Day to all…going with James Loney today.

Monday’s Top Picks for Top2500. All games included, 117 different players picked
Player, Times Picked, Percentage
Ichiro Suzuki, 428, 17.12
Robinson Cano, 216, 8.64
Jason Bay, 187, 7.48
Evan Longoria, 156, 6.24
Derek Jeter, 142, 5.68
Martin Prado, 102, 4.08
No Selection, 74, 2.96
Cristian Guzman, 73, 2.92
Hanley Ramirez, 70, 2.8
Ryan Braun, 59, 2.36
Marlon Byrd, 58, 2.32
Carl Crawford, 56, 2.24
Albert Pujols, 53, 2.12
Highest “No Selection”: Pg#2 with a streak of 19 back to zero.

A-Rod comes through first at bat.

lavolpe – The timing of posts is wierd. As I test this is being posted at 2:25pm Chicago Time. What time zone are you in?
Jeter has two hits
McCutensen of Bucs has one to extend me. :)
Crazy rain in Chicago past few hours good thing the Cubs game is in Pitt and ChiSox are off. This is a rare day in Chicago as neither Cubs or ChiSox is playing a home game.
From April to Oct there is rarely a day when one team, Cubs or Sox are not playing a home.

Cano gets a homerun in what might be his final at bat in the seventh.

However, in the same game, JETER was removed from the game with an injured leg

@dragbunt: Central
Not that I hold much optimism in the HR BTS, Cano gets me to 1. Hoping Byrd gets hit next AB & Cubs score again; else my other streaks back to zero. Fingers crossed.

Well I changed to Jeter from Ichiro in BTS and Jeter got two hits before he left the game. It’s a quad injury so he may not be playing for a few days. I had A-Rod in HR BTS and I’m up to 2 in that and hoping to keep it going tomorrow. Drag, is Rios a good pick in HR BTS tomorrow?

backrubs – Looking at Cano on Tuesday – T-Storms in the Bronx Tuesday what does the weather look like. Jeter’s injury?

St. Louis game has resumed from a rain delay in the 4th inning. I need 2 innings to make sure my Pujols hit counts.

vinny – Rios in HR BTS on Tuesday?
Tough call – Harden is a pwoer pitcher who does best on 6 days rest between starts and that is what he is doing tomorrow in Chicago. ChiSox home US Cellular Field is a HR type park. Rios is streaky – he could get ahold of one or Harden could strike him out 3 times.

Well Drag I didn’t even choose him. I chose Ortiz to hopefully get to 3 as wind is blowing out at Fenway. Jeter is questionable for Tuesday as it’s a hamstring. I have Cano for the next two days as O’s absolutely suck but I may change tomorrow or Wednesday to Swisher or somebody else.

Paul Konerko could go yard v. Harden and Rangers on Tuesday(?)

“From April to Oct there is rarely a day when one team, Cubs or Sox are not playing a home.”

That is not true.

There is usually several series per year that both teams are home and, as a result, several that both teams are on the road.

” It’s a quad injury so he may not be playing for a few days.”

lol, then Nick Swisher is going to lose $1 million!

As for the weather for the Yankees, right now, there is a 58% chance of rain and likely thunderstorms at 700 PM, but that decreases to 36% chance of rain and a chance of thunderstorms by 1100 PM.

Im looking at the numbers of Manny Ramirez against Danny Haren. 17-for-31. a .548 average.

good thing is that the games dont lock till 7 Eastern tomorrow

Got Joe Mauer tonight to get me back to 4 games in a row. Good luck everyone.

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