Beat the Streak Report: Tuesday, May 31

Happy Tuesday, Streakers. We hope each of your Memorial Days featured food from a grill, beverages from a cooler and a couple hits from your Diamondback of choice. The season’s unofficial one-third pole is in the rearview and the dog days loom ahead.

Although Canadian hero Joey Votto spun out 18.2 percent of all selectors prior to crossing the finish line yesterday, your next two picks — Miguel Cabrera and Evan Longoria — did manage to wave the checkered flag.

Offense was also up across the league as a whole, a trend we can expect to continue as the weather heats up. Especially in places like Texas and Arizona, the fly balls start carrying deeper and more floaters dunk in for hits once you tear May 31 off your page-a-day calendar. The hit buffet is open, gamers. Load up your plates and don’t be shy about coming back for seconds (or thirds).

Tuesday’s picks:

(Make a BTS pick)

Oh, hello there … 

Chase Utley.455 (10-for-22) since ’06 vs. Nationals starter Jason Marquis

Carlos Lee.378 (14-for-37) since ’06 vs. Cubs starter Carlos Zambrano

Mark Teixeira: .500 (6-for-12) since ’06 vs. A’s starter Brett Anderson

Derek Jeter.429 (6-for-14) since ’06 vs. A’s starter Brett Anderson

Placido Polanco.368 (7-for-19) since ’06 vs. Nationals starter Jason Marquis

Jhonny Peralta.364 (4-for-11) since ’06 vs. Twins starter Brian Duensing

Feeling kinda spicy?

Franklin Gutierrez: .444 (4-for-9) since ’06 vs. Orioles starter Jeremy Guthrie

You’ll thank me later …

Hunter Pence: .179 (5-for-28) since ’06 vs. Cubs starter Carlos Zambrano

Jimmy Rollins: .190 (4-for-21) since ’06 vs. Nationals starter Jason Marquis

Troy Tulowitzki: .188 (3-for-16) since ’06 vs. Dodgers starter Ted Lilly

Chipper Jones.167 (2-for-12) since ’06 vs. Padres starter Matt Latos

Jacoby Ellsbury: .182 (2-for-11) since ’06 vs. White Sox starter Gavin Floyd

Leaderboard time!

Thirty games remains the number to beat, and current leader jsmnapoli sits four back at 26. Is that person related to Mike Napoli? Maybe. If they pick Mike Napoli in the next five days, those odds rise to roughly 100 percent.

Top MLB streakers 

Ryan Theriot: 13 games

Miguel Cabrera: 12 games

Yunel Escobar:  11 games

Hunter Pence11 games

Carlos Gonzalez:  10 games

Brendan Ryan10 games

Home Run Beat the Streak pick:

Carlos Gonzalez: (8 HR this season) vs. Dodgers starter Ted Lilly

(Make a BTS pick)


Just an FYI. TB is starting Alex Cobb, not Andy Sonnanstine.
Cobb’s numbers: 4.1IP,4H,4ER, 4BB, 8.31ERA.
That’s where I’m picking today.

Keith, I’ll be able to pull today and tomorrow, and maybe Thurs. But then will be gone for the weekend and Monday, so if you could pull, it would be greatly appreciated. ( I don’t think my wife would appreciate me bringing the laptop for our camping trip)

No problem there. Friday & Monday are late locks, barring any rain-out doublheaders. Weekends are not an issue.
Thanx for the pitching change tip. I’ll have to relook at my pick. Time to re-research when I get home & decide on a change possibly.

Mark, send me Thursday’s files else I won’t have any recap for Friday night.

For sure. With the early lock Thursday I’ll be able to pull. Were leaving @ about 1mdt thurs afternoon.

Also for anyone else curious, Kinsler is back In starting lineup tonight after getting the night off yesterday.

I originally had Josh for my pick but now backed off that game entirely. Just not enough info on Cobb to make me feel comfortable picking against him; been burned in similar situation 3 days ago. Anyway, last time out for Cobb, a bit wild walking 1 per inning. He’s got 4 or 5 pitches but fastball is only 89/90, and lasted only 4 innings. Today, going with an impressive NYM youngster instead.

Mr Turner???

Yepper. Thinking the Mets will only play 8 innings today but he’ll still get 4 ABs. We’ll see

LaV’s List
Tuesday’s Top Picks of the current Top2500,
160 Batters picked overall
Batter, Times Picked, Percentage
Jose Bautista 213 8.61
Michael Young 167 6.75 (2ND)(3RD)
Miguel Cabrera 158 6.38
Joey Votto 131 5.29
Placido Polanco 131 5.29
Adrian Gonzalez 122 4.93 (1RST)
Josh Hamilton 113 4.57
Mark Teixeira 98 3.96
Jose Reyes 93 3.76
Ryan Braun 57 2.3 (3RD)
No Selection 29 1.17

Highest “No Selection” 😛 pg# 21 with streak of 12 back to zero.
Yesterday’s Top2500 Reset rate was 39.44% with VOTTO-BOT reseting the most.
There was also 5.92% 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)
C Jones ATL, RESET 4, 13,12,10,9 GAMERS
J Jay STL, RESET 2/b>, 17,9 GAMERS
J Cantu SD,


Bloggers Group Top2500
UserName, Streak, Page#, Rank, Pick, (Times picked in top2500)
Yanksgiantsdevils33, 10, pg 35, 847, BAUTISTA (PICKED 213X)
_em_, 10, pg 39, 847, ICHIRO (PICKED 90X)
Tolvar, 8, pg 81, 2007, MIKE YOUNG (PICKED 167X)

Bloggers Reset Yesterday

GL to all


Well, new month tomorrow, chance at starting it with a streak of 1 😉 Time to roll up the sleeves and give this game a good go.
Kinda interesting stats for these past 2 months for me — consistency, but not the good kind:
April: 36 hits in 118 ABs, 8 resets
May: 38 hits in 118 ABs, 7 resets

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