Beat the Streak Report: Thursday, June 9

The 13.4 percent of Streakers who reachiro’d for Ichiro came away disappointed last night, as the seven-time Major League hit king failed to convert against Gavin Floyd and the White Sox bullpen.

Paul Konerko and Ryan Braun — Messrs. Congeniality in the Wednesday popularity pageant — each rang the bell, though, pushing a combined 15.6 percent of all selectors one day closer to a 57-game BTS championship. Some of you may be asking if that championship comes with a fancy ring and a White House tour. Answer: Not officially, but we bet you could acquire some Kardashian-esque hand candy and a couple Amtrak tickets to D.C. with the $5.6 million grand prize.

Speaking of grand prizes, how about leahydpt? Our current leader saw their faith in Lance Berkman rewarded with a 1-for-3 in Houston, pushing their streak to 31 games and earning a share of the season lead. A hit today would vault leah past jsmnapoli and into sole possession of first place on the season leaderboard. Not to jinx anyone, but it’s never too early to start consulting jewelers — or D.C. train schedules.


Thursday’s picks:

(Make a BTS pick)

Oh, hello there … 

Brennan Boesch.556 (5-for-9)  since ’06 vs. Mariners starter Doug Fister

Jose Reyes.500 (5-for-10) since ’06 vs. Brewers starter Yovani Gallardo

Josh Hamilton: .444 (4-for-9) since ’06 vs. Twins starter Nick Blackburn

Kevin Youkilis.370 (10-for-27) since ’06 vs. Yankees starter CC Sabathia

Martin Prado: .357 (5-for-14) since ’06 vs. Marlins starter Chris Volstad

Ichiro Suzuki.364 (14-for-44) since ’06 vs. Tigers starter Justin Verlander

Feeling kinda spicy?

Omar Vizquel: .529 (9-for-17) since ’06 vs. Athletics starter Trevor Cahill

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

You’ll thank me later …

Mark Teixeira: .184 (7-for-38) since ’06 vs. Red Sox starter Josh Beckett

Paul Konerko: .154 (2-for-18) since ’06 vs. Athletics starter Trevor Cahill

Jacoby Ellsbury: .125 (2-for-16) since ’06 vs. Yankees starter CC Sabathia

Carlos Gonzalez: .133 (2-for-15) since ’06 vs. Dodgers starter Clayton Kershaw

Brian McCann: .167 (3-for-18) since ’06 vs. Marlins starter Chris Volstad

Leaderboard time!

Leahydpt is planted firmly in the captain’s seat for now, but plenty of other contenders are lining up to steer the good ship BTS. DanOClock is your first mate at an impressive 28 games, while soplt fills the navigator role at 27 and a trio of deckhands learn the ways of the high seas at 26.

Top MLB streakers 

Hunter Pence19 games

Jose Reyes: 12 games

Ben Revere: 11 games

Jay Bruce: 10 games

Carlos Quentin: 10 games

Home Run Beat the Streak pick:

Adam Lind: (10 HR this season) vs. Royals starter Luke Hochevar


      • LaVolpe

        @ 98 pitches, Hochevar may not appear in the 8th when your pick is due up. Is that a good thing or bad thing? Whether the starter or setup pitcher, you gotta hope 1st base isn’t open with men on base & with a 1 run lead, for now, cause he’ll be walked for sure.

      • LaVolpe

        Events occurred as I predicted. But you still have 5 outs to hope for a tie or bat-around.

      • nymets1979

        I need a miracle. Rabbit feet and all lucky pieces are needed. Pray with me!

      • LaVolpe

        Sorry, you know I can’t do that. I never hope for the most picked player to get a hit. Just not within me. I even hope for that sometimes when I happened to pick the #1 pick!

      • nymets1979

        No biggie. I’ll just restart this streak tomorrow. I’ve done it before and can do it again.

      • LaVolpe

        Odds are not good at coming up again in the 9th, but a tie is still probable if KC doesn’t get any insurance runs

      • LaVolpe

        Who said this game isn’t exciting? Bases loaded, top of 9th, 1 run deficit, 2outs & your guy (the #1 pick) is on deck!

      • LaVolpe

        I honestly thought he’d come up and either make the last out or continue your streak and 100’s of others

      • nymets1979

        Oh well. Can’t look back on what I could have done differently. I’ll just look toward tomorrow and start that streak again.

      • yanksgiantsdevils33

        That’s how my 17 game streak ended with Cano last night, with him being left on deck and A-Rod ever so close to beating it out. Speaking of restarting Brennan Boesch has just hit a leadoff double in the 4th.

      • nymets1979

        Don’t get me started on Boesch. I had his name highlighted and ready to submit and said “No, I like Bautista better.” Grrr!

  1. LaVolpe

    Until Mark ( 00Liber ) puts up the Top2500, here are some stats to mull over
    – Those at 19+ games trying to get to or stay at 20 games or higher today: 113
    – Picked J.Bautista 17x
    – Picked J.Reyes 16x
    – Picked Mi.Cabrera & A.Pujols 11x
    – No other hitter was picked more than 9x
    – There were 3 safe picks (Holliday, Soriano & Hanley) and 1 No Pick by a 19-gamer

    • 00liber

      Jus on route to work. Post up in about an hour. Last night shift for a while so posts will be up shortly after lock times for the next week or so.

  2. 00liber

    LaV’s List
    Thursday’s Top Picks of the current Top2500,
    126 Batters picked overall
    Batter, Times Picked, Percentage
    Jose Bautista 440 17.78 0-FER
    Jose Reyes 397 16.04 (3RD)
    Josh Hamilton 177 7.15 GOOD
    Albert Pujols 137 5.54
    Miguel Cabrera 110 4.44 (1RST)
    Hunter Pence 98 3.96 GOOD
    Ryan Braun 76 3.07
    Rickie Weeks 73 2.95
    Placido Polanco 71 2.87 DELAY
    Martin Prado 67 2.71 (PH??)
    Adrian Gonzalez 62 2.51 DELAY
    Domonic Brown 3 0.12 (2ND) DELAY

    Highest “No Selection” 😛 pg# 5 with streak of 19 back to zero.
    Yesterday’s Top2500 Reset rate was 26.92% with ICHIRO reseting the most.
    There was also 7.52% 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 Drew ARI, SAVED 9, Highest was 20 gamer
    K Johnson ARI, SAVED 1, Was 9 gamer
    W Harris NYM, RESET 1, Was 15 gamer
    D Murphy NYM, RESET 1, Was 11 gamer
    J Lucroy MIL, RESET 1, Was 9 gamer
    E Longoria TB, SAVED 2, 10,10 gamers
    G Halman SEA, 1, SAC BUNT, (no effect) 14 gamer

    Bloggers Group Top2500
    UserName, Streak, Page#, Rank, Pick, (Times picked in top2500)
    ajemelka, 11, pg 50, 1170, JOSE REYES (PICKED 397X)
    bjm5355, 9, pg 100+, 2395, RICKIE WEEKS (PICKED 73X)
    nymets1979, 9, pg 100+, 2395, JOSE BAUTISTA (PICKED 440X) 0-FER

    Bloggers Reset Yesterday
    Yanksgiantsdevils33, 17, RESET by ROBBIE CANO
    GL to all


  3. LaVolpe

    Well, we’ll have a new leader tomorrow morning. With Miggy making 3rd out in 8th & DET up by 4, only chance leader has is for SEA to tie or take lead in the 9th.

  4. nymets1979

    The leader just went back to zero. That is unless the Mariners score 3 runs in the top of the 9th and no more. And then they must get to at least the 11th inning, maybe later. Good luck with that! Makes my fall from 9 to 0 feel just that much better.

  5. 00liber

    Reyes just flew out to end the top half of 6. 1 more AB guaranteed. Currently 0-4.
    Looking more and more like a mass cleansing tonight.

      • LaVolpe

        Couldn’t agree more. With over 100 streakers entering tonight that could’ve been at 20+ games, the leaderboard needs a good cleansing.

  6. LaVolpe

    A bit more excitement maybe…. 2nd place leader knows well he is now 1st place leader. Probably wondering why he picked a D.Brown instead of Polanco or Utley. Anyway, Phillies up by 1 going into the 9th and D.Brown batted in 8th (0-3). Pretty much done deal, right? Wrong. Cubbies tie it up with a homer from Soto with 1 out. Very next hitter – homer too. Now Cubbies up by 1 and 2nd place leader gotta be feeling sick about now, But wait…. under review & overturned to a double. Cubbies can’t drive in the leading run. Now in extras and D.Brown will very likely come to bat again. The BTS gods were vengeful tonight, but they are teasing our potential new leader like a cat does with a mouse. Will he be the leader tomorrow or be looking at starting a streak of one? We shall see.

    • 00liber

      NOPE he will not be. CUBS WIN, CUBS WIN.
      Currently sitting at 46.7% reset with almost 6% still on the board.

      • LaVolpe

        And if I counted correctly, of those 113 that could’ve gotten to 20 games or better tonight, only 56 made it. Good leadeboard dusting. Need another one which very may happen on Reset Weekends

      • LaVolpe

        Neither of us can count. Looking at the actual standings Friday afternoon: 55 🙂

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