Beat the Streak Report: Monday, April 2

Andre Ethier‘s National League Destruction Tour 2011 reached 27 games over the weekend, and plenty of you Streakers made it out for a show and an overpriced T-shirt along the way.

The Dodgers outfielder toasted the Pop Tarts for 7.2 percent of all gamers with a 1-for-3 yesterday, second only to Matt Holliday‘s 13.2 percent approval rate.

Ethier is now one contest clear of the current BTS leader, a gap that likely won’t be narrowed — barring a world-altering 0-fer — until L.A. takes a bye to recharge and refuel on Thursday.  Until then, the show rolls on. Next potential victim: Cubs starter James Russell.

Monday’s picks

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Oh, hello there …

Nick Markakis: .435 AVG (10-for-23) since ’06 vs. White Sox starter Mark Buehrle

Hanley Ramirez: .455 AVG (5-for-11) since ’06 vs. Cardinals starter Kyle Lohse

Vladimir Guerrero.370 AVG (10-for-27) since ’06 vs. White Sox starter Mark Buehrle

David Ortiz.346 AVG (9-for-26) since ’06 vs. Angels starter Jered Weaver

Marlon Byrd: .833 AVG (5-for-6) since ’06 vs. Dodgers starter Clayton Kershaw

Adrian Beltre: .400 AVG (6-for-15) since ’06 vs. A’s starter Brandon McCarthy

Feeling kinda spicy?

Kevin Kouzmanoff: .625 AVG (5-for-8) since ’06 vs. Rangers starter Derek Holland

You’ll thank me later …

Mark Teixeira: .105 AVG (2-for-19) since ’06 vs. Tigers starter Justin Verlander

Alexei Ramirez: .071 AVG (1-for-14) since ’06 vs. Orioles starter Jeremy Guthrie

Robinson Cano: .190 AVG (4-for-21) since ’06 vs. Tigers starter Justin Verlander

Dustin Pedroia: .188 AVG (3-for-16) since ’06vs. Angels starter Jered Weaver

Howard Kendrick: .111 AVG (1-for-9) since ’06 vs. Red Sox starter Clay Buchholz

Leaderboard time!

Andre Ethier poppin’ bottles?

Andre Ethier poppin’ bottles.

Top MLB streakers

Andre Ethier27 games

Placido Polanco11 games

Jacoby Ellsbury: 10  games

Logan Morrison: 10 games

Brett Wallace10 games

Sneaky move by LoMo to hit 10 games then go on the DL. After today, he won’t make this list again until he reaches 11. Get well soon, buddy!

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  1. LaVolpe

    Not saying it will happen, but could happen. Though CHC Russell hasn’t been pitching well, lefties are whiffing at his pitches. If Ethier gets past him today, don’t expect next challenge to occur until maybe the PIT series. They have a decent lefty (if he pitches that series) and flame thrower relievers.

  2. LaVolpe

    Weather not looking good for the CIN game tonite. Rain expected all day, all night, and into the late morning next day.

      • LaVolpe

        Votto was my 1st choice. Backing off to a west coast game for my 2nd choice.

      • LaVolpe

        Forecast changed a bit and rain most probable towards end of the game. Since I expect a hit within 1st 3 ABs, think I’ll risk with Votto today after all. If game gets rained out or rained-shortened, so be it.

      • LaVolpe

        Entering today 61 enter with a streak of 19 or more. Here are their picks
        M.Holliday 20x
        M.Kemp 13x
        A.Ethier 7x
        J.Votto 4x (rained out)(one each @ 19,20,21,22 games)
        V.Guerrero 3x
        Each of these were picked 2x: M.Byrd, R.Braun, B.Phillips(rained out, both @ 23 games)
        The rest were picked just once:
        M.Young, A.Beltre, A.Pujols, C.Granderson, J.Pierre, D.Pedroia, N.Markakis & D.Freese(idle)

  3. baseballgirlie13

    Wanted to go with Holliday again but used him yesterday and I don’t like to pick the same guy twice in a row. Actually thinking of going with Beltre today. He hits McCarthy well and also hits well in Oakland. Hoping to get to 10 for the first time this year! GL everyone!!

    • gpearson17

      It’s funny you mention that, because my last two o-fers have come at the hands of guys I picked two days in a row (Fuku and Braun).

  4. 00liber

    @Blanco21 you were asking about this yesterday so here you go, not really as bad as you thought. Plus LAD didnt play on Thursday of last week.
    Of the 5 guys with 22+ streaks that took Ethier yesterday, 3 of them have picked him 3 days in a row, and 2 have taken him twice in a row.
    Im not going to go much further back (plus all my older files are on my memory stick at work) but ill keep track of these 5 for you while Ethier is still on this hit streak.

  5. 00liber

    As for today Im going with M Young. Being back at 0 again, he will prob get me a hit on his first bat.
    GL to you all today.

      • 00liber

        meh, ill take it. more importantly than my 1 game streak he put my rangers up in the game. so i guess double win for me

      • LaVolpe

        Godzilla ruined it for your Rangers and 2 of the bloggers’ top streakers. Another inning & maybe Beltre may have come up again.

  6. yanksgiantsdevils33

    Highest no selection is on page 8 with a streak of 16 and now going back to 0.
    USGDs 0
    SUSGDs 1
    SSGDs 10

  7. LaVolpe

    No offense to those that picked Holliday. But I hope he goes 0-fer today. You’ll understand when you see the Top2500 stats. Also, those at 19+ games picked him 20x.

      • LaVolpe

        He actually has a chance. Volstad has righties hitting only 174 against him this year. However, Holliday is hitting righties at 410 this year. One will win, one will not. We’ll have to wait & see. P.S. I ask for no favors

  8. LaVolpe

    Should Ethier’s streak have ended yesterday? Don’t know, didn’t see the game live. But here’s rotoworld’s interpretation:
    “Andre Ethier extended his hitting streak to 27 games with a questionable single seventh inning Sunday.
    Ethier ripped a line drive down the first base line that caromed off Brad Hawpe’s glove. With the game being played in L.A., the play was a lock to be scored a single. “

  9. 00liber

    LaV’s List
    Monday’s Top Picks of the current Top2500,
    110 Batters picked overall
    Batter, Times Picked, Percentage
    Matt Holliday 574 22.80
    Andre Ethier 290 11.52 (1rst)
    Marlon Byrd 188 7.47
    Matt Kemp 176 6.99 (2nd)
    Brndon Phillips 173 6.87 PPD RAIN
    Joey Votto 146 5.8 PPD RAIN
    Adrian Beltre 146 5.8
    Vladmr Guerrero 73 2.9 (2nd)
    Michael Young 64 2.54 GOOD
    Nick Markakis 52 2.07
    No Selection 32 1.27
    David Freese 1 0.04DL (just for those curious)

    Highest “No Selection” 😛 pg# 8 with streak of 16 back to zero.
    Yesterday’s Top2500 Reset rate was 34.68% with RYAN BRAUN reseting the most.

    Got Pinched OR 1 AB Wonders
    TOP2500 saved or reset by PHA (going to include any pinch hitters and/or double switch, 1 AB or More)
    D Descalso STL, RESET 1, was 10 gamer (came in def in 3rd)
    E Chavez NYY, RESET 1, was 14 gamer
    M Bourn HOU, SAVED 34, highest were 2 @ 17 gamers
    J Herrera COL, RESET 1 , was 11 gamer
    D Murphy NYM, RESET 1 , was 10 gamer
    C Heisey CIN, SAVED 1 , was 9 gamer

    Bloggers Group Top2500
    UserName, Streak, Page#, Rank, Pick
    sclennin, 10, pg 87, 1566, MATT HOLLIDAY (PICKED 574X)
    baseballgirlie13, 9, pg 99, 2276, ADRIAN BELTRE(PICKED 146X)
    popi21, 9, pg 100+, 2276, ADRIAN BELTRE (PICKED 146X)
    Bloggers Reset Yesterday
    ab0v3_7h3_r3s7,22, RESET by RYAN BRAUN formally known as ‘www.jew
    Jagx, 17, RESET by JOSE BAUTISTA
    dalywalker322, 9, RESET by ICHIRO
    GL to all


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