Beat the Streak Report: Weekend, July 8-10

Streakers, there is an oasis on the horizon.

After three-plus months of nonstop picking, next week brings the three-day respite of the All-Star break. That’s right: Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday have no scheduled regular season Major League Baseball games.

Once you lock in your Sunday pick, feel free to power down your computer — or iPhone — for the next 72 hours. It may be scary, but you could even think about venturing outdoors. Come Thursday morning, your Streak will still be sitting right where you left it. Which is probably at zero games. Ohburrrrrn.

Anyway, there’s still plenty of work to be done before the break actually hits. Do it big this weekend, and those three long days next week will seem a whole lot less empty. Catch y’all on Thursday.

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Friday’s picks:

(Make a BTS pick)

Oh, hello there …

Jhonny Peralta: .435 AVG (10-for-22) since ’06 vs. Royals starter Kyle Davies

Hunter Pence: .444 AVG (4-for-9) since ’06 vs. Marlins starter Javier Vazquez

Joe Mauer: .389 AVG (14-for-36) since ’06 vs. White Sox starter Gavin Floyd

Feeling kinda spicy?

Ryan Raburn: .500 AVG (7-for-14) since ’06 vs. Royals starter Kyle Davies

You’ll thank me later …

Todd Helton: .063 AVG (1-for-16) since ’06 vs. Phillies starter Kyle Kenrick

Alex Gordon: .091 AVG (1-for-11) since ’06 vs. Tigers starter Rick Porcello

Home Run BTS pick:

Jose Bautista: (29 HR this season) vs. Indians starter Mitch Talbot
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Saturday’s picks:

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Oh, hello there …

Miguel Cabrera: .478 AVG (11-for-23) since ’06 vs. Royals starter Luke Hochevar

Nick Markakis: .351 AVG (13-for-37) since ’06 vs. Red Sox starter John Lackey

 Chris Young: .600 AVG (9-for-15) since ’06 vs. Cardinals starter Chris Carpenter

Feeling kinda spicy?

Rafael Furcal: .615 AVG (8-for-13) since ’06 vs. Padres starter Aaron Harang

You’ll thank me later …

Justin Upton: .077 AVG (1-for-13) since ’06 vs. Cardinals starter Chris Carpenter

Curtis Granderson: .158 AVG (3-for-19) since ’06 vs. Rays starter David Price

Home Run BTS pick:

Mark Reynolds: (20 HR this season) vs. Red Sox starter John Lackey
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Sunday’s picks:

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Oh, hello there …

Hanley Ramirez: .412 AVG (7-for-17) since ’06 vs. Astros starter Wandy Rodriguez

Carlos Beltran: .462 AVG (6-for-13) since ’06 vs. Giants starter Matt Cain

Albert Pujols: .425 AVG (17-for-40) since ’06 vs. D-backs starter Zack Duke

Feeling kinda spicy?

Jonny Gomes: .579 AVG (11-for-19)  since ’06 vs. Brewers starter Randy Wolf

You’ll thank me later …

Melky Cabrera: .176 AVG (3-for-17) since ’06 vs. Tigers starter Justin Verlander

Erick Aybar: .188 AVG (6-for-32) since ’06 vs. Mariners starter Felix Hernandez

Home Run BTS pick:

Albert Pujols: 4 career HR vs. D-backs starter Zack Duke

Leaderboard Time

Current leader jero07 heads into the weekend sitting purdy at 35 games, five short of season leader Jonathan Roy. Roy will presumable spend the All-Star break casting spells and mumbling hexes. If he’s successful, Gold Glove second placeman hankwoods — currently at 32 games — would be next in line.


Top MLB streakers 

Ryan Braun: 22 games

Pablo Sandoval: 18 games

Howard Kendrick: 16 games

Robinson Cano: 11 games

39 comments

  1. 00liber

    Sad day to be a Rangers fan. I can’t even imagine how bad Josh must feel for tossing the ball up to that fan. Thoughts and prayers go out to the family and hopefully the little boy isn’t completely traumatized for the rest of his life.

    • LaVolpe

      Horrible incident. Wonder how long before fields will have netting for entire park or something similar to prevent these from reoccurring? Raising the rails not an option since it means removing rows of seating ’cause spectator viewing blocked otherwise; plexiglass shields instead maybe, who knows?

      • yanksgiantsdevils33

        My condolences go out to the Stone family and friends. If memory serves me right someone fell in that ballpark last season, something should have been done to prevent this tragedy and something must be done to prevent another tragedy like this at Rangers Ballpark in Arlington. I also remember hearing about tragedies happening at the old Shea Stadium, Turner Field and Coors Field. Shea Stadium is gone but RBIA, TF, CF and perhaps other ballparks need more protection like nets or bigger railings to prevent falls like this.

  2. LaVolpe

    1st & 2nd place leaders may go down tonite. They picked same as my wife & I both, of which, are running on low luck lately 😉

  3. LaVolpe

    Baltimore Britton couldn’t get out of 1st inning. 10 batters, 2 outs, 6 hits, 2 BB, 7 runs. Wished I picked that game!

  4. 00liber

    LaV’s List
    Friday’s Top Picks of the current Top2500,
    147 Batters picked overall
    Batter, Times Picked, Percentage
    Jhonny Peralta 362 14.63 (2ND)
    Miguel Cabrera 181 7.31 (1RST)
    Ichiro Suzuki 161 6.51
    Victor Martinez 145 5.86
    Hunter Pence 125 5.05 (3RD)
    Joey Votto 106 4.28
    Adrian Gonzalez 90 3.64
    Jose Bautista 83 3.35
    Dustin Pedroia 76 3.07
    Joe Mauer 67 2.71
    Jerry Hairston 9 0.36 (4TH)DL
    Aubrey Huff 6 0.24 (4TH)

    ——————————————-

    Highest “No Selection” 😛 pg# with streak of back to zero. MISSED THEM
    Yesterday’s Top2500 Reset rate was 36.86% with KONERKO & MIGGY reseting the most.
    There was also 17.72% PPD due to players not playing,7.7% —> 191 picks of these were intentional DL or inj picks.
    These streakers do not reset, but did not increase either.
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    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)
    ——————————————–
    T Helton COL, 226, BB, HIGHEST WAS 26 GAMER NO EFFECT
    G Dobbs FLA, RESET 2, WERE 12 & 10 GAMERS
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    Bloggers Group Top2500
    UserName, Streak, Page#, Rank, Pick, (Times picked in top2500)
    PeterYanidis, 12, pg 28, 643, HUNTER PENCE (PICKED 125X)
    levinmariz73, 12, pg 33, 643, MELKY CABRERA (PICKED 27X)
    gurpsing, 9, pg 65, 1608, ICHIRO (PICKED 161X)
    abk1087, 9, pg 71, 1608, CHRIS GIMENEZ (PICKED 2X) DL
    ——————————————-

    Bloggers Reset Yesterday

    GL to all
    M

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  5. yanksgiantsdevils33

    Unbelievable Hunter Pence is the only starting hitter on the Astros to not get a hit. After getting hits on 40 of 42 non pauses days this is now 2 straight O fers against the likes of Pavano and Vazquez. Thanks for nothing Konerko and Pence.

  6. 00liber

    LaV’s List
    Saturday’s Top Picks of the current Top2500,
    147 Batters picked overall
    Batter, Times Picked, Percentage
    Nick Markakis 378 15.27 (2ND)(4TH)
    Adrian Gonzalez 286 11.56 (1RST)(3RD)(4TH)
    Miguel Cabrera 264 10.67
    Carlos Quentin 109 4.40
    Jacoby Ellsbury 89 3.60
    Michael Cuddyer 83 3.35
    Ichiro Suzuki 65 2.63
    Adrian Beltre 65 2.63
    No Selection 52 2.10
    Jose Reyes 42 1.70DL (4TH)
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    Highest “No Selection” 😛 pg# 3 with streak of 19 back to zero. MISSED THEM
    Yesterday’s Top2500 Reset rate was 13.68% with PENCE reseting the most.
    There was also 16.08% PPD due to players not playing,8.42% —> 209 picks of these were intentional DL or inj picks.
    These streakers do not reset, but did not increase either.
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    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)
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    S Smith COL, RESET 4, DEF SWITCH, WERE 18,12,10,8 GAMERS
    G Sizemore CLE, RESET 1, WAS 20 GAMER
    C Ross SF, SAVED 1, WAS 18 GAMER
    WM Pena ARI, RESET 1, WAS 11 GAMER
    P Burrell SF, RESET 1, WAS 9 GAMER
    J Reddick BOS, SAVED 1, DEF SWITCH, WAS 8 GAMER
    C Wells DET, RESET 1, WAS 8 GAMER
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    Bloggers Group Top2500
    UserName, Streak, Page#, Rank, Pick, (Times picked in top2500)
    levinmariz73, 13, pg 27, 524, PABLO SANDOVAL (PICKED 36X)
    gurpsing, 10, pg 53, 1295, HANLEY (PICKED 32X)
    abk1087, 9, pg 78, 1683, MARKAKIS (PICKED 378X)
    jzlevin, 8, pg 100+, 2397, BELTRAN (PICKED 13X)
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    Bloggers Reset Yesterday
    PeterYanidis, 12 RESET by HUNTER PENCE
    GL to all
    M

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  7. yanksgiantsdevils33

    A great day for Jeter he went 5 for 5 picking up his 3,000th hit on a home run and getting a game winning hit in the 8th inning. Congratulations to Derek Jeter! 3,003 hits now! 🙂

  8. LaVolpe

    No-Hitter Alert: SD thru 8 innings, LAD: 0 hits, 5 BB. A 0-0 score, if No-Hit is completed, it will be combined as game is up to the pen. Hopefully if no-hit bid lost, it won’t be in extra innings.

    • LaVolpe

      And there it goes. Uribe’s double in 9th ended the no-hit bid & Navarro’s single ended the game

      • LaVolpe

        A-Gone may have just had last AB (0-3). Markakis 1 more AB. Those two go down, they take the current top 5 leaders with them. Hanley took out 1 of our own Top2500 members

      • 00liber

        Yahoo says infield single to short. Those always scare me that it’ll get changed.

  9. 00liber

    LaV’s List
    Sunday’s Top Picks of the current Top2500,
    134 Batters picked overall
    Batter, Times Picked, Percentage
    Matt Holliday 307 12.28
    Rickie Weeks 239 9.56
    Adrian Gonzalez 184 7.36 (3RD)
    Hunter Pence 128 5.12 (1RST)(3RD)
    Asdrubl Cabrera 122 4.88 (2ND)
    Jose Reyes 109 4.36 DL(3RD)
    Ryan Braun 81 3.24
    Albert Pujols 79 3.16
    Miguel Cabrera 78 3.12
    Hanley Ramirez 77 3.08
    Jacoby Ellsbury 72 2.88
    No Selection 71 2.84

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    Highest “No Selection” 😛 pg# 4 with streak of 19 back to zero.
    Yesterday’s Top2500 Reset rate was 30.15% with A-GON reseting the most.
    There was also 10.64% PPD due to players not playing,7.57% —> 188 picks of these were intentional DL or inj picks.
    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)
    ——————————————–
    AJ Pierz CWS, SAVED 4, DEF SWITCH, WERE 11,10,9,8 GAMERS
    J Baker CHC, RESET 1, WAS 15 GAMER
    R Paulino NYM, RESET 1, WAS 14 GAMER
    J Jay STL, SAVED 1, WAS 9 GAMER
    ——————————————–

    Bloggers Group Top2500
    UserName, Streak, Page#, Rank, Pick, (Times picked in top2500)
    levinmariz73, 14, pg 18, 338, JACOBY (PICKED 72X)
    abk1087, 10, pg 51, 1126, JAYSON NIX(TOR) (PICKED 1X)
    jzlevin, 9, pg 88, 1603, BELTRAN (PICKED 24X)
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    Bloggers Reset Yesterday
    gurpsing, 10, RESET by, HANLEY
    GL to all
    M

  10. LaVolpe

    Rickie Weeks 2nd most picked. Wonder if that had something to do with the pick of the day, which he was one. However, that pick of the day was based off his history vs. Volquez who was sent to AAA. Dontrelle will pitch today instead and was announced a couple days ago. BTS punishment a possibility.

    • yanksgiantsdevils33

      That reminds me of Nick Swisher vs. Jeremy Guthrie when the Orioles switched to Jake Arrietia and I lost a 17 game streak.

  11. 00liber

    Punishment won’t be any higher than 20%. Rickie, Hunter, Prince Albert, Adrian and Holliday already good. Drubal not in the lineup so ph is possible

    • LaVolpe

      As it is looking. today is a gimme for the most part already. Unless we get a sacrificial biggie (Asdrubal, Hanley and/or Miggy), may have single digit reset rate today. Either way, we can all take a breather for a couple days and see how well we do 2nd half for those that will play it.

      • yanksgiantsdevils33

        The 3 days of the season in which a no selection won’t reset anyone. :B

  12. champion_88

    My Home Run Derby entry is the following:

    Round 1: Jose Bautista, Prince Fielder, Adrian Gonzalez, David Ortiz, Matt Holliday, Matt Kemp, Robinson Cano, Rickie Weeks

    Round 2: Prince Fielder, Jose Bautista, Adrian Gonzalez, David Ortiz

    Round 3: Jose Bautista, Prince Fielder

    Tiebreakers: 66, 128

  13. 00liber

    Keith, I’ll be away this weekend. If u could get the data pull would be muchly appreciated. I’ll email you Sunday’s stats. I’ll be back to do Monday’s pull.

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