Beat the Streak Report: Thursday, May 5

Andre Ethier took Wednesday afternoon off with an elbow ouchie, hitting the pause button for 12.3 percent of all Streakers and three of the top five.

The Dodgers also have an open date today, meaning that current leader jngmz733 (28 games) can match AE at 29 games with a correct pick.

“Jngmz” — could it be? Is there a real live MLB superstar making Streak picks alongside the rest of us lowly mortals? If they pick Shin-Soo or Asdrubal against Brett Anderson today, we’re launching an official BTS Report investigation. Conspiracy theories might abound …

“Show us the birth certificate” … because only contestants who are of legal age of majority in their jurisdictions of residence are eligible for BTS prizes. “Release the photos” … of Jeanmar making a pick on his computer. “We never landed on the moon” … no, seriously, that one is legit.

Anyway, Mr. Gomez — if that is your real name! — there are plenty of non-Indians suggestions in …

Thursday’s picks

(Make a BTS pick)

Oh, hello there …

Ben Zobrist.467 AVG (7-for-15) since ’06 vs. Blue Jays starter Ricky Romero

Raul Ibanez.556 AVG (10-for-18) since ’06 vs. Nationals starter John Lannan

• Johnny Damon.600 AVG (6-for-10) since ’06 vs. Blue Jays starter Ricky Romero

David Wright: .417 AVG (5-for-12) since ’06 vs. Giants starter Jonathan Sanchez

Aubrey Huff: .444 AVG (4-for-9) since ’06 vs. Mets starter Mike Pelfrey

Feeling kinda spicy?

Edgar Renteria.533 AVG (16-for-30) since ’06 vs. Nationals starter John Lannan

Yadier Molina: .417 AVG (5-for-12) since ’06 vs. Marlins starter Josh Johnson

You’ll thank me later …

Ryan Howard: .172 AVG (5-for-29) since ’06 vs. Nationals starter John Lannan

Torii Hunter: .125 AVG (3-for-24) since ’06 vs. Red Sox starter John Lackey

Brandon Phillips: .136 AVG (3-for-22) since ’06 vs. Astros starter Brett Myers

Kevin Youkilis: .111 AVG (1-for-9) since ’06 vs. Angels starter Joel Pineiro

Leaderboard time!

Still no Streaker name-drops here until someone beats Ethier. Andre is also temporarily ineligible for fun-facting because he took a voluntary vacation day in the middle of a 20-plus-game hit streak. Hey, we don’t make the rules. J.K., we definitely do make ’em, and it’s quite the power trip. No yelling on the bus!

Jeanmar Gomez fun fact (did you ever think you’d see the day?): On May 29, 2009, Gomez threw the first perfect game in Double-A Akron Aeros history.

Top MLB streakers

Andre Ethier29 games

Jacoby Ellsbury: 13  games

Adrian Gonzalez11 games

Elvis Andrus: 10 games

Matt Holliday: 10 games

Ben Zobrist: 10 games

(Make a BTS pick)


  1. LaVolpe

    “gottaweartheshades actually made a pick today”. 00Liber, that statement you made yesterday made me smile today. I see that Ichiro went 0-fer and the DL-game for gottaweartheshades is now over, at least for the next few weeks.
    To all: Back-to-back early locks. Rain not a player today, except possibly midway thru the game in KC

  2. blanco21

    Is the BTS report author joking around or could this be true? Can an active MLB player be playing this game? Is it allowed? This guy is starting today vs OAK!!!

  3. vinny1979

    We don’t know who the leader is so it could be anybody. MLB employees CANNOT play this game at all so we are all good if it is who Dave says it is. They definitely can’t win this since they work for MLB.

    • 00liber

      Just to clarify… MLB employess can play, they’re just not eligible to win anything. Dave( iheartstrazzy) plays and so does his replacement blogger, Ian ( who had a 29? gamer last season)

  4. yanksgiantsdevils33

    I’m going with Michael Young to get to 10.
    Highest no selection is on page 8 with a streak of 15, that streak will head back to 0.

  5. RampantRedsFan

    While I think it’s impressive that Renteria is batting so well against Lannan, I’m not sure why that matters when the Reds are playing the ‘stros today.

  6. LaVolpe

    The last 2 days have helped cull the overpopulated 20+ club of the Top2500. Was a low of 36 and high of 58 this week. Today, sits at 46 with 20+ games & just another 16 at 19 games trying to join the 20+ club. Pedroia’s DNP will pause quite a few today.

  7. vinny1979

    @Rampant, Those were Renteria’s numbers against Myers. He put the wrong name and team is all.

  8. 00liber

    LaV’s List
    Thursday’s Top Picks of the current Top2500,
    134 Batters picked overall
    Batter, Times Picked, Percentage
    Ichiro Suzuki 362 14.48
    Michael Young 306 12.24
    Placido Polanco 296 11.84GOOD
    Robinson Cano 225 9 GOOD
    Dustin Pedroia 154 6.16PPD
    Miguel Cabrera 59 2.36NO GOOD
    Troy Tulowitzki 49 1.96
    Joey Votto 44 1.76GOOD
    No Selection 42 1.68
    David Wright 39 1.56GOOD
    Jose Bautista 38 1.52PPD
    Matt Holliday 37 1.48GOOD
    Highest “No Selection” 😛 pg# 8 with streak of 15 back to zero.
    Yesterday’s Top2500 Reset rate was 27.56% with ROBO-KEMP reseting the most.
    There was also 24.88% PPD due to players not playing, These streakers do not reset, but did not increase either.

    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)
    J Carroll LAD, RESET 3, were 13, 10, 9 gamers (came in def in 7th, 2AB)
    C Ross SF, RESET 1, 10 gamer
    C Denorfia SD, RESET 1 , was 14 gamer
    N Punto STL, RESET 1 Double switch in 7th, 10 gamer(0-1)
    A Everett CLE, PR in 8th, No affect on anything, was 10 gamer.

    Bloggers Group Top2500
    UserName, Streak, Page#, Rank, Pick
    sclennin, 12, pg 38, 648, MICHAEL YOUNG (PICKED 306X)
    yanksgiantsdevils33, 9, pg 78, 1850, (PICKED 306X)
    Bloggers Reset Yesterday
    NONE of ours, but GOTTAWEARTHESHADES got reset by Ichiro
    GL to all

  9. LaVolpe

    Nyger Morgan up for a day or two, now heading back to the DL most likely — broken finger. May mean Boggs returns back to the bigs; may want to monitor that if you picked Boggs for your DL-player over the next several days.

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