Beat the Streak Report: Tuesday, April 26

Only two Streakers remain above the Ethier line, as Kiss and cleopatravijal each extended their season-high streaks to 23 games last night. Kiss did it with a little help from Andre himself — not a bad strategy these days — while Michael Young‘s 2-for-4 effort earned Miss cleo at least a few more seconds atop the bucking bronco known as BTS.

Elsewhere, A-Rod‘s seventh-inning single finally broke up Phil Humber‘s no-no bid and allowed 11.1 percent of all Streakers to stop frantically refreshing Gameday every three seconds. Please send any thank you notes, cheese baskets or other tokens of gratitude our way, and we’ll be sure to pass them along to Mr. Rodriguez. Well, no guarantees on the cheese. Especially if there’s smoked gouda involved.

Robinson Cano, who slotted behind A-Rod both in the Yankees lineup and yesterday’s BTS popularity contest, sent 8.9 percent of all Streakers over the 0-for-3 waterfall. The drop may be scary, but the landing in zero-game lagoon is softer than you think.

Tuesday’s picks

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Oh, hello there …

Shin-Soo Choo.600 AVG (12-for-20) since ’06 vs. Royals starter Luke Hochevar

Miguel Cabrera.500 AVG (7-for-14) since ’06 vs. Mariners starter Felix Hernandez

Dan Uggla.474 AVG (9-for-19) since ’06 vs. Padres starter Aaron Harang

Brian McCann: .400 AVG (6-for-15) since ’06 vs. Padres starter Aaron Harang

Brian Roberts: .389 AVG (7-for-19) since ’06 vs. Red Sox starter Clay Buchholz

Feeling kinda spicy?

Casey Blake.571 AVG (4-for-7) since ’06 vs. Marlins starter Chris Volstad

You’ll thank me later …

Nick Markakis: .100 AVG (2-for-20) since ’06 vs. Red Sox starter Clay Buchholz

• Robinson Cano: .077 AVG (1-for-13) since ’06 vs. White Sox starter Gavin Floyd

Magglio Ordonez: .167 AVG (3-for-18) since ’06 vs. Mariners starter Felix Hernandez

Billy Butler: .176 AVG (3-for-17) since ’06 vs. Indians starter Justin Masterson


Leaderboard time!

Is Kiss a lipstick designer? A huge Gene Simmons fan? Possibly the real Gene Simmons? Make it another two weeks or so and we can all find out. Personally, we’re rooting for anything but lipstick designer.

Top MLB streakers

Andre Ethier22 games

Alex Gordon18 games

Michael Young: 15 games

Jeff Francoeur: 14 games

Johnny Damon: 13 games

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36 Comments

There’s at least a slight rain chance in almost every outdoor game today. But the most serious rain chances (50%+) are for KC/CLE (80%), SEA/DET (80%), and SF/PIT (50%).

TB/MIN PPD by rain (DH on Thursday). I missed that game in my first rundown because it’s listed as a 4/27 game played at midnight on wunderground.com. I was looking for 4/26 games.

I had Fuld but am forced to switch.

What is wrong with wunderground.com?

How do you interpret a 700 PM start as a midnight start?

I’m taking Albert Pujols today against the Astros. Statistically I have made a bad pick since Albert is only 4/17 (.235) against Norris but I feel good about him coming through today.

Im going in that game too. going with The-riot.
GL

I’m going in that game too. But Pujols will be sitting today (hamstring). Holliday is my pick since I expect him to bat 3rd with Lance as protection. If that changes, so does my pick

That Pujols tip is a freebie today. In the future I won’t be posting players not playing any longer; though others may. I think if it is important to someone, they would simply open rotoworld.com or other easy sources and spend 2 minutes looking thru the site. Best time to do this is about 1/2 hour before picks lock. rotoworld, dailybaseballdata, baseball-reference and other sites have been posted in the blogs quite often this year. Hint, hint.

U tryin to say something. :p lol

Thanks for the tip, I just checked rotoworld my self to find Pujols name on the long list of injuries. I’m switching to Ichiro Suzuki who is 3/7 (.429) against Phil Coke and I bookmarked rotoworld.com.

Eh, you might as well keep posting the stuff.

Think of it this way.

Say you have 5 or 6 players you are deciding between on a wide-open day and want to use health as a variable to narrow the field.

Is it very practical to do 20-24 ((5-6) * 4) searches every hour to see if an injury has been updated?

Ummm. Backing off the HOU game unless I decide on a lefty instead, like Berkman/Rasmus/Jay. Righties hitting just .045 against him while lefties are killing him. I’ll look for a more favorable matchup IMO. Still have a few minutes.

I’m going with Ichiro as well, but hoping the bad weather stays away until after the game or the tail end of it. I think Ichiro will hit in his first or second at bat. He hits lefties well and he had two hits off Coke last week so here’s hoping for more success against him.

K can u run program. Then email me.

Then I can post in about an hour or so.

Check your email. It’ll be there in a minute or so

Awesome thx. Just sitting down for dinner, then will post after.

Highest no selection on page 2 with a streak of 18, that streak is heading back to 0.

Mark did you change from Theriot based on my comments? Either way, Theriot was a late scratch.

No apparently I had Colby the whole time. Oops.

I think I looked at the righty/lefty thing last night and decided on Rasmus.
Coulda sworn left theriot but at least Colby is playing.

So far I guessed ok. Berkman hit 1st AB. Though my pick did too: Cano

I switched from Holliday to Rasmus at the last second because of the whole .045 right-handed hitting thing, a gut thing.

Ichiro and Berkman both good now.

Ichiro gets be back to 2!

I’ve got an 0-3 Kemp…

LaV’s List
Tuesday’s Top Picks of the current Top2500,
148 Batters picked overall
Pick, Times Picked, Percentage
Matt Kemp 356 14.24 (3RD)
Matt Holliday 250 10 (3RD)
Miguel Cabrera 240 9.6
Shin-Soo Choo 159 6.36
Troy Tulowitzki 148 5.92
Andre Ethier 144 5.76
Ichiro Suzuki 137 5.48
Joey Votto 81 3.24 (LEADER)
Ryan Braun 79 3.16
No Selection 43 1.72
Starlin Castro 42 1.68
Robinson Cano 39 1.56
Jose Bautista 16 0.64 (LEADER)
Victor Martinez 1 0.04 (3RD) STILL PICKING DL

Batter, Times Picked, Percentage

Highest “No Selection” :P pg# 2 with streak of 18 back to zero.
Yesterday’s Top2500 Reset rate was 31.56% with ROBBIE CANO reseting the most.

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Got Pinched OR 1 AB Wonders
TOP2500 saved or reset by PHA (going to include any pinch hitters, 1 AB or More but not walks)
E Chavez NYY, SAVED 4, highest was 12gamer
H Ramirez FLA, SAVED 6, highest was 15gamer
R Gload PHI, RESET 1, 9 gamer

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Bloggers Group Top2500
UserName, Streak, Page#, Rank, Pick
‘www.jew, 17, pg 3, 29, ETHIER (PICKED 144X) GOOD
Dodgerlu, 12, pg 16, 389, RASMUS (PICKED 8X)
Jagx, 12, pg 16, 389, ICHIRO (PICKED 137X) GOOD
levinc, 9, pg 65, 1186, BERKMAN (PICKED 33X) GOOD
trixiewright, 9, pg 74, 1186, ICHIRO (PICKED 137X) GOOD
backrubs, 8, pg 82, 1874, MIGGY (PICKED 240X) GOOD

Bloggers Reset Yesterday
darwi, RESET BY JETER
GL to all
M

4th inning HR by Braun moves me back to 1!

Not looking good for Rasmus…should have stuck with Holliday.

At least 1 more AB, probably 2 more ABs

Looking like Kemp is the day’s sacrifice. But still slight possibility another AB.

though polanco’s 1st inning single should have been ruled an error I’ll take it as it brings my streak up to 4.

Wonder if we’ll see Pujols this inning if no runs score? Pitcher due up next and at worse, 2 outs, man on 2nd.

Guess not. Bringing in the rookie Hamilton to try to get the Cards the lead in the 8th. Pujols may be hurting more than they are letting on?

And to prove my thoughts malformed, here is Pujols pinch hitting after all :)

I feel like a fool for picking Rasmus, atleast extra-innings are a possibility.

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