Beat the Streak Report: Wednesday, June 29

A lot of BTS players would have crossed off the entire opposing lineup when they saw Zack Greinke‘s name on the probable pitchers list.

Our current leader is apparently not one of those players.

Jonroy73 showed no fear of the Brewers right-hander last night, rolling with Robinson Cano and hitting paydirt on the second baseman’s second-inning RBI single. Although Greinke entered the game with a 4.77 ERA, his history of dominance made Mr. Roy’s Tuesday pick a little riskier than most. Hey, live by the Yankees lineup, die by the Yankees lineup, we guess.

Anyway, only seven players in Major League history have reached jonroy’s total of 38 games. A hit tonight would tie him with Paul Molitor‘s 39 game run in 1987. Good luck and Bourn-speed.


Wednesday’s picks:

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Oh, hello there … 

Casey Blake.467 (7-for-15) since ’06 vs. Twins starter Scott Baker

Pablo Sandoval: .444 (4-for-9) since ’06 vs. Cubs starter Ryan Dempster

Jason Giambi.444 (4-for-9) since ’06 vs. White Sox starter Mark Buehrle

Robinson Cano.357 (5-for-14) since ’06 vs. Brewers starter Shaun Marcum

Derrek Lee: .346 (9-for-26) since ’06 vs. Cardinals starter Chris Carpenter

Feeling kinda spicy?

Edwin Encarnacion.448 (13-for-29) since ’06 vs. Pirates starter Paul Maholm

Mark Reynolds.500 (4-for-8) since ’06 vs. Cardinals starter Chris Carpenter

You’ll thank me later …

Adam Kennedy: .182 (4-for-22) since ’06 vs. Braves starter Derek Lowe

Placido Polanco: .176 (3-for-17) since ’06 vs. Red Sox starter John Lackey

Michael Bourn: .100 (1-for-10) since ’06 vs. Rangers starter Colby Lewis

Top MLB streakers 

Ryan Braun: 18 games

Nick Markakis: 17 games

Michael Young13 games

Prince Fielder: 10 games

Home Run Beat the Streak pick:

Ryan Howard: (16 HR this season) vs. Red Sox starter John Lackey


  1. kenfucious

    Picked Damo w/ the leader, but not seeing anyone else in between us. I’m not sure if I should feel concerned or relieved.

    • LaVolpe

      Answer: Always feel concerned when you have double digit streaks.
      Volquez hasn’t been great in last several outings, allowing over 1 hit per inning on average but pitches better during daytime and away.
      Damon hit safely in only 3 of last 8 games & has a home average of just 220
      Those are simply stats. But like any pick; gotta put the ball in play and then hope for the best

    • ChiSox07

      It is slightly concerning when the opposing pitcher has a 3-run lead and hasn’t given up their first hit yet after 4 innings. I have Casey Kotchman today and he walked during his first appearance. He’s due up first next inning, so let’s hope he cancels the post-game show

      • ChiSox07

        I think the batting gods heard me or something. Single to left and I’m done for the day. Ken, I’d love to root for you, but since you and the leader both picked the same player, I need you to sacrifice yourself. 😉

      • kenfucious

        *wipes brow* . I was thinking about how awful it would be to have a deep streak and to select the same player as someone sitting at 56.

      • LaVolpe

        You know how to solve that problem don’t you? You make sure you’re the one with 56

  2. LaVolpe

    Those that picked A-Gone best hope he gets a hit in first 2 or 3 ABs. Probably won’t be in the game towards the end if score is close. He’s playing outfield today unless manager changes his mind before game starts.

    • ChiSox07

      You don’t think he’d be moved to 1st late in the game if its still close for defensive purposes?

      • LaVolpe

        Possible. Guess depends maybe on whether or not BOS is winning and if Ortiz is hot?

    • LaVolpe

      Don’t think I have to worry about it now. Grandy 0-2 & 2 BB. Need MIL to score 3+ runs in 8/9th innings or NYY to bat around in the 8th for him to come up again.

  3. 00liber

    LaV’s List
    Wednesday’s Top Picks of the current Top2500,
    123 Batters picked overall
    Batter, Times Picked, Percentage
    Jose Reyes 265 10.6 (3RD)GOOD
    Miguel Cabrera 221 8.84 (2ND)GOOD
    Adrian Gonzalz 209 8.36 GOOD
    Curtis Grandrsn 157 6.28
    Josh Hamilton 139 5.56
    Michael Young 139 5.56
    Dustin Pedroia 103 4.12 GOOD
    Asdrubl Cabrera 88 3.52 GOOD
    Ryan Braun 71 2.84 GOOD
    Shane Victorino 57 2.28 GOOD
    Robinson Cano 54 2.16 GOOD
    No Selection 51 2.04
    Troy Tulowitzki 22 0.88 (4TH)
    Johnny Damon 12 0.48 (1RST)GOOD

    Highest “No Selection” 😛 pg# 11 with streak of 15 back to zero.
    Yesterday’s Top2500 Reset rate was 30.96% with ROBO-KEMP reseting the most.
    There was also 5.08% PPD due to players not playing. These streakers do not reset, but did not increase either.

    Got Pinched OR 1/2 AB Wonders
    TOP2500 saved or reset by PHA (going to include any pinch hitters and/or double switch, 2 AB or Less)
    J Loney LAD, RESET 3 WERE 13,13,10 GAMERS
    E Chavez TEX, RESET 1 WAS 16 GAMER
    J Giambi COL, RESET 1 WAS 12 GAMER
    B Wallace HOU, SAVED 1 WAS 14 GAMER

    Bloggers Group Top2500
    UserName, Streak, Page#, Rank, Pick, (Times picked in top2500)
    YanksGiantsDevils33, 17, pg 8 , 186, SANDOVAL (PICKED 28X) GOOD
    heyya, 16, pg 9, 186, CUDDYER (PICKED 8X) 0-FER
    Kenfucious, 16, pg 10, 186, DAMON (PICKED 12X) GOOD
    ChiSox07, 13, pg 22, 525, KOTCHMAN (PICKED 15X) GOOD
    dave55, 13, pg 23, 525, PERALTA (PICKED 18X)
    tomfootball17, 12, pg 40, 757, MIKE YOUNG (PICKED 139X)
    00LIber, 11, pg 44, 1007, ASDRUBAL (PICKED 88X) GOOD
    Jagx, 10, pg 64, 1578, MIKE YOUNG (PICKED 139X)
    trixiewright, 10, pg 100+, 1578, MARKAKIS (PICKED 7X) GOOD

    Bloggers Reset Yesterday
    GL to all


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