September 2010

Beat the Streak Report: Wednesday, September 15

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Oh, hello there …

? Andre Ethier: ..500 AVG (19-for-38) lifetime vs. Giants starter Matt Cain

? Chris Johnson: .778 AVG (7-for-9) lifetime vs. Brewers starter Dave Bush

? Shin-Soo Choo: .474 AVG (9-for-19)lifetime vs. Angels starter Jered Weaver

? Denard Span: .500 AVG (12-for-24) lifetime vs. White Sox starter Gavin Floyd

Feeling kinda spicy?

? Orlando Cabrera: .500 AVG (9-for-18) lifetime vs. Diamondbacks starter Joe Saunders

You’ll thank me later…

? Ian Kinsler: .091 AVG (1-for-11) lifetime vs. Tigers starter Armando Galarraga

? Chase Utley: .143 AVG (2-for-14) lifetime vs. Marlins starter Jorge Sosa

? Mark Teixeira: .143 AVG (4-for-28) lifetime vs. Rays starter James Shields

Top MLB streakers

? Michael Brantley: 14 games

David Murphy: 12 games

Nick Markakis: 10 games

Beat the Streak Report: Tuesday, September 14

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Oh, hello there …

? Martin Prado: .563 AVG (9-for-16) lifetime vs. Nationals starter Livan Hernandez

? Carlos Gonzalez: .600 AVG (9-for-15)lifetime vs. Padres starter Jon Garland

? Alexei Ramirez: .471 AVG (8-for-17) lifetime vs. Twins starter Francisco Liriano

Feeling kinda spicy?

? Michael Cuddyer: .467 AVG (21-for-45) lifetime vs. White Sox starter John Danks

You’ll thank me later…

? Andre Ethier: .185 AVG (5-for-27) lifetime vs. Giants starter Barry Zito

? Adrian Gonzalez: .182 AVG (3-for-22) lifetime vs. Rockies starter Jason Hammel

? Vladimir Guerrero: .192 AVG (5-for-26) lifetime vs. Tigers starter Jeremy Bonderman

Top MLB streakers

? Michael Brantley: 13 games

Mark Ellis: 13 games

David Murphy: 11 games

Nick Markakis: 9 games

Beat the Streak Report: Monday, September 13

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Oh, hello there …

? Shane Victorino: .500 AVG (10-for-20) lifetime vs. Marlins starter Andrew Miller

? Evan Longoria: .357 AVG (5-for-14)lifetime vs. Yankees starter CC Sabathia

? Nyjer Morgan: .545 AVG (12-for-22) lifetime vs. Braves starter Derek Lowe

Feeling kinda spicy?

? Ben Zobrist: .350 AVG (7-for-20) lifetime vs. Yankees starter CC Sabathia

You’ll thank me later…

? Jayson Werth: .000 AVG (0-for-9) lifetime vs. Marlins starter Andrew Miller

? Mark Teixeira: .154 AVG (2-for-13) lifetime vs. Rays starter David Price

? Ryan Braun: .167 AVG (2-for-12) lifetime vs. Astros starter Brett Myers

Top MLB streakers

? Neil Walker: 18 games 

? Michael Brantley: 13 games

? Ichiro Suzuki: 13 games

Mark Ellis: 13 games

Beat the Streak Report: Weekend, September 10-12

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It’s a sad day across Streak-land, as our fearless leader, “bretzky26″, saw his/her run come to an end at 37 games after Juan Pierre’s 0-for-4 effort vs. the Tigers yesterday.

It was a formidable run for “bretzky26″, who started to make us all believe that the elusive dream could indeed become a reality.

We enjoyed the ride, “bretzky26″. There’s always next year. 

Onto the weekend picks…

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Friday

? Billy Butler: .314 AVG (14-for-41) lifetime vs. White Sox starter Mark Buehrle

? Manny Ramirez: .417 AVG (5-for-12) lifetime vs. Royals starter Bruce Chen

? Hanley Ramirez: .462 AVG (6-for-13) lifetime vs. Nationals starter John Lannan

Saturday

? Ichiro Suzuki: .356 AVG (21-for-59) lifetime vs. Angels starter Ervin Santana

? Bobby Abreu: .333 AVG (11-for-33) lifetime vs. Mariners starter Felix Hernandez

? Aaron Hill: .571 AVG (4-for-7) lifetime vs. Rays starter Wade Davis

Sunday

? Orlando Cabrera: .538 AVG (7-for-13) lifetime vs. Pirates starter Brian Burres

? Erick Aybar: .357 AVG (5-for-14) lifetime vs. Mariners starter Jason Vargas

? Albert Pujols: .421 AVG (8-for-19) lifetime vs. Braves starter Tim Hudson

Feeling kinda spicy?

Friday

? Jose Reyes: .467 AVG (7-for-15) lifetime vs. Phillies starter Roy Halladay

Saturday

? Ryan Theriot: .370 AVG (10-for-27) lifetime vs. Astros starter Wandy Rodriguez

Sunday

? Carlos Beltran: .400 AVG (8-for-20) lifetime vs. Phillies starter Roy Oswalt

You’ll thank me later…

Friday

? Alex Rodriguez: .000 AVG (0-for-12) lifetime vs. Rangers starter C.J. Wilson

? B.J. Upton: .133 AVG (2-for-15) lifetime vs. Blue Jays starter Brett Cecil

Saturday

? Nelson Cruz: .167 AVG (2-for-12) lifetime vs. Yankees starter A.J. Burnett

? Placido Polanco: .125 AVG (1-for-8) lifetime vs. Mets starter Mike Pelfrey

Sunday

? Shin-Soo Choo: .190 AVG (4-for-21) lifetime vs. Twins starter Kevin Slowey

? Jose Bautista: .083 AVG (1-for-12) lifetime vs. Rays starter Jeff Niemann

Leaderboard time!

With “bretzky26″ falling from grace, our new leader is “astoclubgoer”, who parlayed Troy Tulowitzki’s hot lumber into a 33-game streak.

Both “bhovekamp”
and “shinn_8″ pushed their streaks to 31 games apiece thanks to Paul Konerko (1-for-4) and Hunter Pence (1-for-3).

Top MLB streakers

? Neil Walker: 15 games

? Michael Brantley: 10 games

? Hunter Pence: 10 games

? Ichiro Suzuki: 10 games

Beat the Streak Report: Thursday, September 9

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What’s good streakers? I’m Matt Chaprales and I’ll be handling the blog for a few days while Dave enjoys some much-needed time off.

It takes some spine to approach the territory our leader “bretzky26″ is toeing these days, and once again he/she made a bold pick on Wednesday by selecting Orlando Cabrera.

However, O-Cab was given the day off.

That means “bretzky26″ remains alone at the top with a 37-gamer.

Time for Thursday’s picks

Oh, hello there …

? Carlos Quentin: .417 AVG (5-for-12) lifetime vs. Tigers starter Rick Porcello

? Johnny Damon: .545 AVG (6-for-11) lifetime vs. White Sox starter Gavin Floyd

? Pablo Sandoval: .667 AVG (6-for-9) lifetime vs. Padres starter Jon Garland

Feeling kinda spicy?

? Omar Infante: .556 AVG (5-for-9) lifetime vs. Cardinals starter Adam Wainwright

You’ll thank me later…

? Miguel Tejada: .125 AVG (1-for-8) lifetime vs. Giants starter Matt Cain

? Edgar Renteria: .158 AVG (3-for-19) lifetime vs. Padres starter Jon Garland

? Albert Pujols: .200 AVG (2-for-10) lifetime vs. Braves starter Jair Jurrjens

Leaderboard time!

While “bretzky26″ was essentially idle on Wednesday, second-place streaker “astoclubgoer” succesfully rode Martin Prado — who collected two hits vs. the Pirates — to a 32-gamer.

Both “bhovekamp” and “shinn_8″ extended their streaks to 30 games apiece by selecting Albert Pujols and Ichiro Suzuki, respectively.

Top MLB streakers

? Carlos Gonzalez: 16 games

? Neil Walker: 15 games

? Adrian Gonzalez: 11 games

? Michael Brantley: 10 games

? Ichiro Suzuki: 10 games

Beat the Streak Report: Wednesday, September 8

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Well, isn’t “bretzky26″ making things interesting?

Our fearless leader upped his/her streak to a robust 37 games after successfully choosing Mark Teixeira for Tuesday’s slate.

“bretzky26″ is now just a 20-game streak away from taking home the big bucks.

Let’s see how this one all shakes out.

Time for Wednesday’s picks

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? Stephen Drew: .345 AVG (10-for-29) lifetime vs. Giants starter Barry Zito

? Evan Longoria: .545 AVG (6-for-11) lifetime vs. Red Sox starter Tim Wakefield

? David Wright: .375 AVG (12-for-32) lifetime vs. Nationals starter Livan Hernandez

Feeling kinda spicy?

? Jason Kubel: .304 AVG (7-for-23) lifetime vs. Royals starter Zack Greinke

You’ll thank me later…

? Billy Butler: .000 AVG (0-for-7) lifetime vs. Twins starter Brian Duensing

? Mark Teixeira: .000 AVG (0-for-4) lifetime vs. Orioles starter Brad Bergesen

? Nyjer Morgan: .000 AVG (0-for-7) lifetime vs. Mets starter R.A. Dickey

Leaderboard time!

Unfortunately, “pops50″ saw his/her streak go down in flames after Hanley Ramirer went hitless. We’ll miss you, pops.

That means that “astoclubgoer” is in second place in the standings with a 31-gamer.

On that note, he is also the only streaker outside of “bretzky26″ who
still has enough time on the calendar to put together a 57-game streak.

Top MLB streakers

? Carlos Gonzalez: 15 games

? A.J. Pierzynski: 14 games

? Neil Walker: 14 games

? Michael Cuddyer: 12 games

? Adrian Gonzalez: 10 games 

Beat the Streak Report: Tuesday, September 7

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It looks like someone wants to play ball, after all.

BTS leader “bretzky36″ survived the long weekend and now sports a 36-game after Ryan Zimmerman’s fruitful Monday at the yard.

With less than a month left in the season, “bretzky36″‘s 36-gamer should
add some much-needed BTS energy after we admittedly fell into a rut
once Geoff Croke’s 43-gamer hit the hay.

So splash some water in your eyes, put on a crisp new shirt and let’s get this party started. “bretzky36″, we’re here for you.

Time for Tuesday’s picks

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? Ryan Howard: .450 AVG (9-for-20) lifetime vs. Marlins starter Chris Volstad

? Miguel Cabrera: .421 AVG (8-for-19)lifetime vs. White Sox starter Freddy Garcia

? Ryan Braun: .412 AVG (7-for-17) lifetime vs. Cardinals starter Kyle Lohse

Feeling kinda spicy?

? Chone Figgins: .421 AVG (8-for-19) lifetime vs. Athletics starter Dallas Braden

You’ll thank me later…

? Jayson Werth: .059 AVG (1-for-17) lifetime vs. Marlins starter Chris Volstad

? Adrian Gonzalez: .136 AVG (3-for-22) lifetime vs. Dodgers starter Clayton Kershaw

? Billy Butler: .176 AVG (3-for-17) lifetime vs. Twins starter Francisco Liriano

Leaderboard time!

“pops50″ is also making things interesting, as our second-place streaker
is right on “bretzky36″‘s heels with a 33-gamer of his own after
successfully picking Ichiro for Monday.

Yes we can!

Top MLB streakers

? Carlos Gonzalez: 14 games

? Hanley Ramirez: 14 games

? A.J. Pierzynski: 13 games

? Neil Walker: 13 games

? Michael Cuddyer: 11 games

? Adrian Beltre: 10 games 

Beat the Streak Report: Labor Day Weekend

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It looks like “breztky26″ wants to dance.

Our fearless leader upped his streak to a stellar 32 games with a bold
Jhonny Peralta selection, and heads into the holiday weekend ready to
make some noise.

And here’s the obligatory holiday weekend reminder:

It’s a holiday weekend! Make sure to have all your picks through Monday selected ahead of time so you don’t forget.

Glad I’m here.

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Friday

? Matt Kemp: .425 AVG (17-for-40) lifetime vs. Giants starter Barry Zito

? Jorge Posada: .462 AVG (6-for-13) lifetime vs. Blue Jays starter Brandon Morrow

? Paul Konerko: 13-game hitting streak.

Saturday

? Carlos Gonzalez: .615 AVG (8-for-13) lifetime vs. Padres starter Jon Garland

? Andre Ethier: .514 AVG (18-for-35) lifetime vs. Giants starter Matt Cain

? Johnny Damon: .500 AVG (11-for-22) lifetime vs. Royals starter Bruce Chen

Sunday

? Joey Votto: .412 AVG (7-for-17) lifetime vs. Cardinals starter Chris Carpenter

? Albert Pujols: .364 AVG (4-for-11) lifetime vs. Reds starter Homer Bailey

? David Ortiz: .354 AVG (17-for-48) lifetime vs. White Sox starter Mark Buehrle

Monday

? Hanley Ramirez: .400 AVG (10-for-25) lifetime vs. Phillies starter Roy Oswalt

? Chase Utley: .391 AVG (9-for-23) lifetime vs. Marlins starter Anibal Sanchez

? Ichiro Suzuki: .368 AVG (7-for-19) lifetime vs. Athletics starter Brett Anderson

Feeling kinda spicy?

Friday

? Yuniesky Betancourt: .458 AVG (11-for-24) lifetime vs. Tigers starter Jeremy Bonderman

Saturday

? Luke Scott: .379 AVG (11-for-29) lifetime vs. Rays starter James Shields

Sunday

? Jhonny Peralta: .571 AVG (8-for-14) lifetime vs. Royals starter Kyle Davies

Monday

? Jeff Keppinger: .462 AVG (12-for-26) lifetime vs. Cubs starter Ryan Dempster

You’ll thank me later …

Friday

? Nick Markakis: .129 AVG (4-for-31) lifetime vs. Rays starter Matt Garza

? Victor Martinez: .188 AVG (3-for-16) lifetime vs. White Sox starter John Danks

Saturday

? Martin Prado: .190 AVG (4-for-21) lifetime vs. Marlins starter Josh Johnson

? Evan Longoria: .176 AVG (3-for-17) lifetime vs. Orioles starter Jeremy Guthrie

Sunday

? Joe Mauer: .059 AVG (1-for-17) lifetime vs. Rangers starter C.J. Wilson

? Jayson Werth: .083 AVG (1-for-12) lifetime vs. Brewers starter Randy Wolf

Monday

? Billy Butler: .000 AVG (0-for-7) lifetime vs. Twins starter Brian Duensing

? Adrian Beltre: .231 AVG (3-for-13) lifetime vs. Rays starter Jeff Niemann

Leaderboard time!

“pops50″, welcome to the BTS Report. Our second-place streaker is
rocking a 30-gamer after Joe Mauer’s fruitful night at the yard.

Top MLB streakers

? Paul Konerko: 13 games

? Michael Bourn: 11 games

? Nick Markakis: 11 games

? Carlos Gonzalez: 10 games

? Jhonny Peralta: 10 games

? A.J. Pierzynski: 10 games

? Will Rhymes: 10 games 

Beat the Streak Report: Thursday, September 2

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Does anyone actually want to win this thing?

One day after flirting with him and putting on the Feldman full-court
press, “jpells10″ rewards me by selecting Albert Pujols who proceeds to
0-fer and zaps a 31-game streak.

The conch now belongs to “bretzky26″. Do with it as you may.

Time for Thursday’s picks

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? Brian Roberts: .467 AVG (7-for-15)lifetime vs. Red Sox starter Daisuke Matsuzaka

? Matt Diaz: .533 AVG (16-for-30) lifetime vs. Mets starter Johan Santana

? Joe Mauer: .357 AVG (15-for-42) lifetime vs. Tigers starter Justin Verlander

Feeling kinda spicy?

? Jason Kubel: .387 AVG (12-for-31) lifetime vs. Tigers starter Justin Verlander

You’ll thank me later …

? Nick Markakis: .133 AVG (2-for-15) lifetime vs. Red Sox starter Daisuke Matsuzaka

? Martin Prado: .167 AVG (3-for-18) lifetime vs. Mets starter Johan Santana

? David Wright: .204 AVG (10-for-49) lifetime vs. Braves starter Tim Hudson

Leaderboard time!

I don’t even know what to do here anymore.

Top MLB streakers

? Paul Konerko: 13 games

? Michael Bourn: 11 games

? Nick Markakis: 10 games

? A.J. Pierzynski: 10 games

Six players tied with nine-game streaks.                              

Beat the Streak Report: Wednesday, September 1

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Another day, another hit for “jpells10″, as Joe Mauers’ base knock extended our leader’s streak to 31 games.

“jpells10″ is slowly creeping to that make-or-break 35-game threshold
where I start taking him/her seriously and start with the e-mails.

Time for Wednesday’s picks

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? Ryan Zimmerman: .611 AVG (11-for-18) lifetime vs. Marlins starter Chris Volstad

? Brian McCann: .486 AVG (18-for-37) lifetime vs. Mets starter Mike Pelfrey

? Martin Prado: .438 AVG (7-for-16) Mets starter Mike Pelfrey

? Pablo Sandoval: .357 AVG (10-for-28) lifetime vs. Rockies starter Ubaldo Jimenez

Feeling kinda spicy?

? Geoff Blum: .536 AVG (15-for-28) lifetime vs. Cardinals starter Jeff Suppan

? Travis Hafner: .484 AVG (15-for-31) lifetime vs. White Sox starter Freddy Garcia

You’ll thank me later …

? Carlos Gonzalez: .143 AVG (2-for-14) lifetime vs. Giants starter Tim Lincecum

? Ryan Braun: .176 AVG (3-for-17) lifetime vs. Reds starter Johnny Cuetto

? David Wright: .000 AVG (0-for-7) lifetime vs. Braves starter Tommy Hanson

Leaderboard time!

Ryan Braun’s fruitful night at the yard lifted “bretzky26″ to 30 games,
as our second-place stalwart is right on our leader’s toes.

Top MLB streakers


? Miguel Cabrera: 13 games

? Paul Konerko: 12 games

? Michael Bourn: 10 games

? A.J. Pierzynski: 10 games

? Troy Tulowitzki: 10 games

? Joey Votto: 10 games 

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