Beat the Streak Report: Thursday, July 14

Annnnd we’re back.

After the longest 72 hours of the Beat the Streak season,  real live Major League Baseball games resume today at 7:05 ET.

Roughly 44 percent of the campaign has yet to unfold, which means there’s still plenty of time to reach 57 games and claim the $5.6 million grand prize. Or plenty of time to put together like 20 three-game Streaks with an awesome season-high eight-gamer thrown in. More likely scenario!

Current leader hankwoods sits at 35, but nobody else entered the break at more that 28 games. Hope you caught up on sleep and got all those nagging chores done over the weekend — recess is officially over.

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Thursday’s picks:

(Make a BTS pick)

Oh, hello there … 

Rickie Weeks.545 (6-for-11) since ’06 vs. Rockies starter Ubaldo Jimenez

Ryan Braun: .353 (6-for-13) since ’06 vs. Rockies starter Ubaldo Jimenez

Carlos Gonzalez.455 (5-for-11) since ’06 vs. Brewers starter Yovani Gallardo

Michael Young.389 (7-for-18) since ’06 vs. Mariners starter Jason Vargas

Chase Headley: .444 (4-for-9) since ’06 vs. Giants starter Madison Bumgarner

Todd Helton.385 (5-for-13) since ’06 vs. Brewers starter Yovani Gallardo


Feeling kinda spicy?

Danny Valencia.667 (6-for-9) since ’06 vs. Royals starter Bruce Chen

Ian Stewart.500 (4-for-8) since ’06 vs. Brewers starter Yovani Gallardo


You’ll thank me later …

Elvis Andrus: .125 (2-for-16) since ’06 vs. Mariners starter Jason Vargas

Adam Jones: .091 (1-for-11) since ’06 vs. Indians starter Justin Masterson

Billy Butler: .190 (4-for-21) since ’06 vs. Twins starter Francisco Liriano

Asdrubal Cabrera: .111 (1-for-9) since ’06 vs. Orioles starter Jeremy Guthrie


Top MLB streakers 

Ryan Braun: 22 games

Pablo Sandoval: 17 games

Emilio Bonifacio12 games

Dustin Pedroia: 12 games

Ronny Cedeno: 10 games

Home Run Beat the Streak pick:

Mark Teixeira: (25 home runs this season) vs. Blue Jays starter Jo-Jo Reyes

13 Comments

BTS Carlos Gonzalez to start the 2nd half
HRBTS Mark Teixeira

Gotta say the 1st half has been tough. Year of the Pitcher 2? No, don’t think so. Maybe more like: Year of the Inconsistent Hitters?
Last year BTS had 5 players make streaks of 38 or higher to get on the “All Time BTS Streaks” listing. This year, so far: just 1 (though he isn’t on that list yet). I guess Ian will rectify that relatively soon?

Pertaining to last year and this year: Maybe it’s no more steroids.

Wonder how many “No Selections” there will be today? Find out in about 30 mins.

Highest no selection is on page 1 with a streak of 23 and there is another no selection on page 1 with a streak of 22. I guess they forgot when vacation ended. Today resumes no selections equaling streaks of 0.

Pretty much why I asked the question. I expected a higher than normal “No Selection” today. Not sure how it is yet, but obviously we’ve got some highly ranked ones… Running Top2500 now, be posted in about 5 minutes or so

FYI: Those at 14-gamers or more: 14 failed to make a pick today

Today’s Top Picks of the current Top2500, 89 batters picked overall
Batter, Times Picked, Percentage
Michael Young 235 9.4
Robinson Cano 167 6.68 (Leader)
Starlin Castro 142 5.68
Nelson Cruz 134 5.36
Travis Hafner 126 5.04
Alex Rodriguez 113 4.52 (DNP)
Ryan Braun 113 4.52
Curtis Granderson 111 4.44
Derek Jeter 109 4.36
Carlos Gonzalez 98 3.92
No Selection 97 3.88
Jose Bautista 94 3.76
Rickie Weeks 86 3.44
Todd Helton 82 3.28
Ichiro Suzuki 66 2.64
Pablo Sandoval 66 2.64
Asdrubal Cabrera 50 2.0
Highest “No Selection”: Pg#1 with streak of 23 back to zero :P
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Bloggers Group Top2500
UserName, Streak, Page#, Pick
levinmariz73, 15, pg 13, M.Cuddyear (picked 38x)
abk1087, 10, pg 55, J.Nix (picked 1x)
hwnhrt, 9, pg 100+, C.Granderson

Car Go is a DNP as well for today since he won’t be playing tonight either. His wrist is still bothering him.

That was a quick 1 in HR BTS. I went with Santana and he came through in the first inning. I wasn’t expecting that at all.

For all those that picked Yankees today (me included), gotta wonder if some of them will get more than 2 ABs the way that game is going.

NYY trying to make a comeback. Several Yankees got hits this 3rd inning, including the leader’s pick

Every Yankee has a hit except for Eduardo Nunez. My pick better not pinch hit.

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