Beat the Streak Report: Wednesday, April 13

Josh Hamilton, Streakland raises a collective glass to you …

You carried gamers for weeks at a time in an MVP 2010 campaign, raking at a Major League-best .359 clip and piling up 186 base knocks in just 133 games.

You came out hot this season, batting .316 over your first 10 contests and recording at least one hit in your last seven straight.

And even on the tragic Tuesday when you fractured your humerus — nothing funny about it!* — while trying to score a foul popup, you left 5.3 percent of Streakers with one final parting gift: 1-for-1, 3B, RBI.

*Tip your waitresses, folks. And try the seal.

Get well soon, J-Ham — we’ll catch ya in 6-to-8.

With a temporarily heavy heart, we trudge through the dark malaise toward …

Wednesday’s picks

(Make a BTS pick)


Oh, hello there …

• Raul Ibanez: .667 AVG (10-for-15) since ’06 vs. John Lannan

• Robinson Cano: .857 AVG (6-for-7) since ’06 vs. Orioles starter Chris Tillman

• Dustin Pedroia: .433 AVG (13-for-30) since ’06 vs. Rays starter James Shields

Chris Coghlan: .545 AVG (6-for-11) since ’06 vs. Braves starter Tim Hudson

• Joe Mauer: .422 AVG (10-for-24) since ’06  vs. Royals starter Kyle Davies

Matt Kemp: .379 AVG (11-for-29) since ’06 vs. Giants starter Jonathan Sanchez

Rain cannot stop Robinson Cano. It can only hope to delay him.


Feeling kinda spicy?

Jason Kubel: .455 AVG (10-for-22) since ’06  vs. Royals starter Kyle Davies

Aww, that’s cute — Kubel’s twin Michael Cuddyer is jealous.


You’ll thank me later …

Kevin Youkilis: .097 AVG (3-for-31) since ’06 vs. Rays starter James Shields

Alfonso Soriano: .077 AVG (2-for-26) since ’06 vs. Astros starter Wandy Rodriguez

• Andre Ethier: .148 AVG (4-for-27) since ’06 vs. Giants starter Jonathan Sanchez

Asdrubal Cabrera: .077 AVG (1-for-13) since ’06 vs. Angels starter Ervin Santana

Yer still doin’ it wrong …

• Matt Wieters: .000 AVG (0-for-17) since ’06 vs. Yankees starter A.J. Burnett

Wieters is STILL hitless against Burett! How much longer can the madness continue?


Leaderboard time!

Twenty-seven Streakers have reached lucky number 13. Thank you, and please drive through.


Top MLB streakers

Jose Tabata: 10 games

Paul Konerko: 10 games

Michael Brantley: 9 games

Marlon Byrd: 9 games

Andre Ethier: 9 games

Jose Reyes: 9 games

(Make a BTS pick)


  1. 00liber

    No double headers today, and so far for tomorrow the only game doubling up is NYM/COL. You have be warned.

    As for today I’m riding my Rangers again, this time going with M. Young. GL all.

  2. yanksgiantsdevils33

    I’m going with Michael Young as well to hopefully get to 2 after two straight pauses.
    Highest no selection on page 3 with a streak of 12, back to 0.

  3. baseballgirlie13

    GL everyone, I’m riding Marlon Byrd’s hot streak for a third straight day hoping to get to 4.
    @yanksgiantsdevils-people must not look to see that game times are early because I can’t think of any other reason why you wouldn’t make a pick with a 12 game streak on the line. I always have someone picked for the next day just in case I can’t make it to a computer. Oh well, I guess some learn the hard way.

  4. nymets1979

    I chose to pick Brandon Phillips. Here’s hoping. Not sure why I’m nervous. It was either him or Votto, and both have great averages and nice streaks going right now.

  5. vinny1979

    I got paused last night but won’t tonight. Had Mauer but had to switch when I saw he wasn’t starting.

  6. 00liber

    Top2500 will be a bit late today. I’m running the program now but dont think ill be able to post for a while.(using my iPhone right now.)

    GL to all.

    • 00liber

      Quickly for you guys since you’re talking about it. There are 130 NO Selections from top2500.
      Pedro 185, Cano 160, Mauer 152,, No Selection 130, Votto 98 are your top 5.

  7. vinny1979

    Well 5 people who are perfect picked from the early games. 2 have gotten hits with Kubel, 1 isn’t starting with Mauer and the other 2 have Miggy who just hit into a fielder’s choice.

  8. nymets1979

    @champion88: I said anyone on KC. He hasn’t been playing as much so I would have picked Alex Gordon.

  9. vinny1979

    Wow. That is way early to call a postponement. I’m shocked but that lowers the amount of perfect streakers even more.

  10. 00liber

    LaV’s List
    Wednesday’s Top Picks of the current Top2500,
    182 Batters picked overall

    Batter, Times Picked, Percentage
    Dustin Pedroia, 185, 7.47, PPD RAIN
    Robinson Cano, 160, 6.46,
    Joe Mauer, 152, 6.14, DNP
    No Selection, 130, 5.25, 0

    Joey Votto, 98, 3.96,
    Miguel Cabrera, 92, 3.72, 0-FER
    Raul Ibanez, 89, 3.6,
    Matt Kemp, 75, 3.03,
    J. Hamiton, 74, 2.99, DNP
    Jason Kubel, 71, 2.87, GOOD

    Ryan Braun, 69, 2.79,
    Ichiro Suzuki, 57, 2.3, (0-2)
    Brndn Philips, 52, 2.1,
    Plac Polanco, 51, 2.06,

    Of 27 “Perfect streaks” there were 6 playing the 4 early games. 2 move on with Kubel, Mauer DNP, 2 Miggy 0-FER

    Yesterday’s Top2500 Reset rate was 19.0% with S. Victorino reseting the most.
    There was also 36.46% PPD due to rain or players not playing, These streakers do not reset, but did not increase either.

    Highest “No Selection” 😛 pg# 3 with streak of 12 back to zero.

    Bloggers Group Top2500
    UserName, Streak, Page#, Rank, Pick
    Gurpsing, 8, pg 30, 545, Plac Polanco, (PICKED 51X)
    Nyy4life42, 7, pg , 1103,Robinson Cano, (PICKED160X)
    —->Blanco21, 7, pg , 1103, Miggy ( PICKED 92x) 0-FER<—-

    Bloggers Reset Yesterday
    LaVolpe, 7, RESET BY B. Abreu

    GL to all

  11. nymets1979

    Well, unless something changes, or I get lucky, no hit for Phillips. I just CAN’T get this streak going. Sooo frustrating!

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