Beat the Streak Report: Thursday, May 19

Nobody likes rooting for a tie game in the late innings, but extra frames — and the extra at-bats that come with them — have saved many a Streaker over the last decade.

The Yankees and Orioles played 15 last night, and everyone who’s anyone* converted on at least one of their six-plus trips to the dish. Cano, Granderson, Adam Jones, Vlad … the list goes on. Of course, most of you were too intimidated by Bartolo Colon (partying like it’s 2005) and Zach Britton (partying like it’s 2015) to cash in on one of the 27 base knocks in this one.

It’s too bad, especially on a low-scoring night when only one your top-8 most trustworthy players — Joey Votto (partying in the USA) — actually delivered the Dominos. We really feel for you guys. And by “really feel for” we mean “are quietly snickering at.” Wait, who said that? Rude!

*Note: Nick Swisher, J.J. Hardy and Mark Reynolds rolled up for a night of fist-pumping at Club Anyone but were na-na’d by the bouncer due to weak hit/at-bat ratios and Swisher’s history of poor hair decisions.

Thursday’s picks:

(Make a BTS pick)

Oh, hello there … 

Michael Young.714 (5-for-7) since ’06 vs. Royals starter Luke Hochevar

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

Buster Posey: .421 (8-for-19) since ’06 vs. Dodgers starter Chad Billinglsey

Paul Konerko.462 (6-for-13) since ’06 vs. Indians starter Fausto Carmona

Hunter Pence: .462 (6-for-13) since ’06 vs. Cardinals starter Kyle McClellan

Stephen Drew.500 (5-for-10) since ’06 vs. Braves starter Jair Jurrjens

Erick Aybar.455 (5-for-11) since ’06 vs. Mariners starter Doug Fister

Feeling kinda spicy?

Corey Hart: .391 (9-for-23) since ’06 vs. Padres starter Aaron Harang

You’ll thank me later …

Vladimir Guerrero.083 (1-for-12) since ’06 vs. Yankees starter CC Sabathia

Travis Hafner: .091 (1-for-11) since ’06 vs. White Sox starter Gavin Floyd

Mark Teixeira: .056 (1-for-18) since ’06 vs. Orioles starter Jeremy Guthrie

Jose Bautista: .111 (1-for-9) since ’06 vs. Rays starter Wade Davis

Leaderboard time!

Buddycrise enjoyed a 1-for-4 day by Marty Prado, creeping to within one game of our season leader. Jngmz733‘s reign atop the standings has been long and memorable — especially the “0-for-0 No Selection” yesterday — but we could witness the passing of a very small torch this evening.

Top MLB streakers 

Ramon Hernandez:  11 games

Jason Bartlett: 10 games

Austin Jackson:  10 games

Martin Prado: 10 games

(Make a BTS pick)


Anyone notice the new “Season Stats” sub-menu on your “Results” navigation button once logged in? I think they are still playing with it, but I can’t figure it out right now. For example, it says …
a. Under the summary, my streak rate is 63% for past 10 days. Should be 100% since I’m on a 10-game streak.
b. Under my Top Streaks section, it shows I had a 4-gamer ended May 13th; obviously wrong since that was 6 days ago & I’ve got a 10-gamer.
c. Under the top choices section I’ve no clue what that is. Maybe it shows my picks over the past 3 years? Otherwise, there are players in there I’ve never picked this year.

Maybe I hit those result way too soon. After refreshing it several times, the stats are changing each refresh; getting closer to correct.

I don’t have a Season Stats sub-menu. For me, Results includes only My Results and Trophy Room.

Make sure you are accessing the 2011 bts not the 2010. The 2010 version had the trophy room has site has primarily a blue background whereas the 2011 is primarily green. Check the year in your URL

lol, if he was in the 2010 BTS, how could he make his picks?

It still works believe it or not. Change 2011 in your URL to 2010 to check it out.

Yep, that was the issue. Thanks. I had to refresh once to see the correct numbers. It’s amazing that I’ve picked 32 different players so far!

Wow, you can pick players from back to 2007!

Top o tha morning all. Early lock today with Cin/Pit starting at 1035edt. That’s where my pick is coming from. GL to all today.

Correction. 1235edt. 1035 my time.

LaV’s List
Thursday’s Top Picks of the current Top2500,
153 Batters picked overall
Batter, Times Picked, Percentage
Michael Young 381 15.39
Joey Votto 243 9.82
Robinson Cano 235 9.49 (1rst)
Brandon Philips 177 7.15 GOOD
Carlos Gonzalez 79 3.19
Matt Holliday 77 3.11
Ryan Braun 75 3.03
Starlin Castro 57 2.3
Gaby Sanchez 54 2.18
Prince Fielder 51 2.06
Jose Reyes 35 1.41 (2nd)
No Selection 32 1.29
Ramon Hernandez 8 0.32 (3rd)
Highest “No Selection” 😛 pg# 1 with streak of 21 back to zero.
Yesterday’s Top2500 Reset rate was 45.84% with POLANCO reseting the most.
There was also 11.44% 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)
S Victorino PHI146 SAC BUNT (no effect) highest was 20 gamer
A Ramirez CWS1 DEF SWITCH, 10 gamer
B Gardner NYY, RESET 2, 10, 9 gamers
L Nix WASH, RESET 1, was 9 gamer
R Johnson CHC, RESET 1, was 9 gamer
C Rasmus STL, RESET 1, was 9 gamer
M LaPorta CLE, RESET 1 was 9 gamer
J Baker CHC, RESET 1 was 9 gamer

Bloggers Group Top2500
UserName, Streak, Page#, Rank, Pick
LaVolpe, 10, pg 38, 840, J Reyes (PICKED X)
ihavebestdogever, 10, pg 36, 840, R Braun (PICKEDX)
Bloggers Reset Yesterday

GL to all


Again I MAY have picked the wrong player. Game’s not over yet though.

You still have 1 more AB for sure, another AB will require some team hitting. All it takes is just 1 though. I’m starting to feel a bit uncomfortable with my pick; though I have at least 2 ABs left.

Well GL with whomever you picked!

Needs a miracle to get my batter to the plate again!

And with my pick’s team leading by 1 at home, he is intentionally walked in 7th (0-3). My flirtation with a double digit streak is a short-lived one unless extras.

I’m gonna need at least 3 hits before my batter and no double plays.

Reyes? I had him and changed it.

Now you need just 1 extra hitter to reach base. Yep, Reyes. Liked everything about his chances today. Just got him on a bad day; but that can be said for all resets pretty much.

Yep. I picked Ramon Hernandez. His numbers looked phenomenal too.

One hit gets Ramon another crack.
Need a run from Wash to get Jose another bat. How bout Werth hitting a HR for me in HRBTS. GL to both of you.

Another thing that irks me when during a reset when picking a home team player: due up in 9th, but 9th isn’t played. Guess I still have a slight chance at hoping WSH scores in top of their 9th, else onto interleague weekend with no pressure 😉

Today definitely wasn’t my day. My secondary pick also just went 0-fer (G.Sanchez).

Phewwwwww!!! Votto-bot comes through in the 8th to move me to tomorrow.

Votto got me to four today — my third-best streak of the year. I’m 4-0 picking Votto.

Well Ramon got that extra bat but unfortunately lined out to end the game.
Wash with runner on 3rd and 2outs. Only hood thing that would come from Reyes not getting another bat is the guy in 2nd place took him.

Yep, btwn Reyes & Hernandez, 4 from the 1st page drop, including 2nd & 3rd place

A hit today would have brought me to within one of my season high. No pressure for the weekend now.

Derek Lee now officially on DL per rotoworld. and still avail to pick in bts.

or if you want Curtis Dickerson(NYY) listed as out indefinetly (head inj) but not on DL.

Michael Young not in starting lineup. Not injured either so pinch hit is still a possibility.

A Rod walked 😦

Posada now has a hit making A Rod the only O fer in the lineup. 😦

A Rod PH for making him the only #### O fer on the entire team. Ever since I lost my 15 I can’t even reach 2. 😦 😦 😦 😦 😦

line drive single by Corey Hart in the 5th inning restarts my streak at 1!

I am sooo MAD I caved under pressure to use a “name” pick yesterday with Ellsbury, instead of going with Callaspo or Joyce.

I would be at 10 now, instead of 1!

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