Beat the Streak Report: Thursday, May 26

Extra innings giveth, and extra innings taketh away.

If you entrusted your streak to any hitter involved in yesterday’s Reds-Phillies tilt, you’re probably walking around with a little extra swagger this morning. Fifteen of 16 starting hitters in that one recorded at least one base knock, which isn’t surprising given that the game went 19 innings and most of those guys saw eight or nine plate appearances.

The Giants and Marlins also needed bonus baseball to settle their score last night, and the three extra frames (Three? Danys Baez is not impressed!) provided opportunity for BTS stalwarts John Buck and Greg Dobbs to get on the board. So, uh, cue the old saying about the blind squirrel and the nuts if you advanced on one of those two.

The big news in San Fran, however, was the loss of Giants catcher Buster Posey. Our current MLB streak leader at 13 games, Posey suffered an apparent leg injury attempting to block the plate in the 12th inning. We’re only a dentist, but this does not look promising. The 24-year-old carried many a Streaker during a 21-game tear last summer and entered Wednesday’s action 14-for-35 (.400) over his last nine contests.

He’s a player who would be sorely missed. Please pass around the Get Well Soon card in the comments.


Thursday’s picks:

(Make a BTS pick)

Oh, hello there … 

Melky Cabrera: .435 (10-for-22) since ’06 vs. Orioles starter Jeremy Guthrie

Scott Rolen.471 (8-for-17) since ’06 vs. Phillies starter Cliff Lee

David DeJesus.393 (11-for-28) since ’06 vs. Angels starter Joel Pineiro

Torii Hunter.455 (5-for-11) since ’06 vs. A’s starter Brett Anderson

Feeling kinda spicy?

Mark Ellis: .500 (9-for-18) since ’06 vs. Angels starter Joel Pineiro

Mark Reynolds: .409 (9-for-22) since ’06 vs. Royals starter Jeff Francis

You’ll thank me later …

Erick Aybar.000 (0-for-10) since ’06 vs. A’s starter Brett Anderson

Carlos Beltran: .188 (3-for-16) since ’06 vs. Cubs starter Carlos Zambrano

Chase Utley: .125 (1-for-8) since ’06 vs. Reds starter Homer Bailey

Leaderboard time!

Sgtdave3127 remains atop the pack after reaching the quarter-century mark. Move ’em out, Sarge! “I don’t know but I’ve been told, picking Jose Reyes yesterday was good as gold. Sound off!”

Top MLB streakers 

Buster Posey: 13 games

Vladimir Guerrero:  10 games

Nick Markakis:  10 games

Juan Pierre: 10 games

Home Run Beat the Streak pick:

Justin Upton: (9 HR this season) vs. Rockies starter Clayton Mortensen

(Make a BTS pick)


I have Adam Jones of BAL in an attempt to match my season-high 11 streak. I agonized over picking Jones, V. Guerrero, and Starlin Castro.

And Jones is good while Vlad sits 0-2. Good choice.

Woo-hoo! Let’s see if I can break into the teens this time…

LaV’s List
Thursday’s Top Picks of the current Top2500,
107 Batters picked overall
Batter, Times Picked, Percentage
Starlin Castro 271 10.95
Adrian Gonzalez 254 10.26 (2ND)(2ND)
Vlad Guerrero 241 9.74
Todd Helton 220 8.89
Carlos Gonzalez 151 6.1
Adam Jones 149 6.02
Jose Reyes 100 4.04
Jose Bautista 87 3.52
Troy Tulowitzki 61 2.46
No Selection 60 2.42
Placido Polanco 35 1.41 (2ND)
Gaby Sanchez 12 0.48 (1RST
Highest “No Selection” 😛 pg# 4 with streak of 16 back to zero.
Yesterday’s Top2500 Reset rate was 21.2% with JOSH HAMILTON reseting the most.
There was also 23.32% 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)
O Cabrera CLE, RESET 4, 13,9,8,8 GAMERS
A Rowand SF, RESET 3, 10,9,8 GAMERS

Bloggers Group Top2500
UserName, Streak, Page#, Rank, Pick
gpearson17, 10, pg 29, 688, ADAM JONES (PICKED 149X)
ttrebnivel, 10, pg 40, 688, SETH SMITH (PICKED 27X)
bjm5355, 8, pg 70, 1471, CAR-GO (PICKED 151X)
kenfucious, 7, pg 100+, 2255, STARLIN (PICKED 271X)
Bloggers Reset Yesterday
GL to all


Today is the day where somebody could have won $5 million-plus if they had picked perfectly every day. I wonder how many dream-crushing resets have occurred in these first 57 days? With my hit early today, my record is 41-13-3 (three rainouts). I’d like to be up around 48 at WORST.

Guess who I picked? The only O fer on the entire Orioles.

I don’t play to get the only ####ing O fer on a team. This is the 3rd time this screw job has happened. Thanks a lot Guerrero every single other Oriole hitter can get a hit but you.
First Jeter goes O fer 6 braking my biggest streak of the season at 15, then A Rod went O fer against these Os and then he was walked on his 4th PA and then he got no 5th PA because he was removed from the game. Now Guerrero gets 5 ABs with the 5th AB in extra innings and goes O for 5.

The Orioles hit into a force at the plate and then a double play so the game is still going on! 🙂

Due up 4th in the bottom half.

Guerrero is up:
Guerrero got a game winning single all is forgiven! 🙂 🙂

I feel your pain a little.

I had Guerrero too today.

That is 2 last AB hits in a row.

I had Buster Posey last night.

He got the hit in the 9th inning and then broke his leg before coming up again.

I wonder if Guerrero will suffer a similar fate tomorrow?

Mark, I need to take more time off from blogging. Since I took a pause on this blog, the leaders have been dropping like flies :). Talk with you this weekend

Wonder if friends of sgtdave3127 are playing taps for him?

And another drops tonight with Gabby’s 0-fer.

Going to be a fairly low reset today with Starlin and Vlad both squeaking out last ab hits. A-gon, Jones and Reyes all good. Only big numbers left with Tista, CarGo, Helton and Tulo.
GL if you’re still waiting.

One thing I am a bit confused about is if any of the hits in that 8th inning for the Red Sox count?

I remember during the ’08 World Series, they mentioned that if the commissioner had not exercised his discretion, the Rays still would have lost the game, because the full inning was not completed.

So, A-Gone got his only hit in the 8th inning, but the Tigers did not get to bat.

Does A-Gone’s hit not count?

If so, he would be 0 for 4.

They did count it Champion. If you look at the results of BTS he went 1 for 5 so they counted the hit but the game was called in the 8th inning.

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