Beat the Streak Report: Wednesday, July 27

Welcome to Let’s Make a Streak!

Behind Door No. 1: A 27-year-old infieder riding a 23-game hitting streak. He’s batting .304 on the year, .408 in July and .348 in his last five games.

Behind Door No. 2: A 26-year-old infielder who’s hit in 24 straight games. He’s batting .297 on the year, .400 in July and .400 in his last five games.

Behind Door No. 3: Sorry, there is no Door No. 3 on Let’s Make a Streak!

As you may have guessed, Dustin Pedroia is the gentleman behind Door No. 1. Let’s Make a Streak is pretty easy like that. Many of you have taken advantage of the Laser Show’s recent run, placing him among the 15 most popular selections for each of the last nine BoSox game days.

Emilio Bonifacio — that’s him behind the second door — has been almost as good but not nearly as popular of late. The Marlins third baseman is raking like he’s never raked before, but hasn’t been a factor on the most-picked list at any point in the last two weeks.

We’re not saying Bonifacio is a must-pick, or even that you need to take him over Pedroia. But c’mon Streakers, the dude hasn’t gone hitless in a month. Show him a little love.


Wednesday’s picks:

(Make a BTS pick)

Oh, hello there … 

Magglio Ordonez: .577 (15-for-26) since ’06 vs. White Sox starter John Danks

Vladimir Guerrero: .500 (10-for-20) since ’06 vs. Blue Jays starter Ricky Romero

Andre Ethier: .429 (9-for-21) since ’06 vs. Rockies starter Aaron Cook

Prince Fielder: .341 (15-for-44) since ’06 vs. Cubs starter Carlos Zambrano

Seth Smith: .429 (6-for-14) since ’06 vs. Dodgers starter Hiroki Kuroda

Brandon Phillips: .400 (6-for-15) since ’06 vs. Mets starter Mike Pelfrey

Gaby Sanchez: .417 (5-for-12) since ’06 vs. Nationals starter Livan Hernandez

Feeling kinda spicy?

Ian Stewart: .600 (6-for-10) since ’06 vs. Dodgers starter Hiroki Kuroda

Hideki Matsui: .409 (9-for-22) since ’06 vs. Rays starter James Shields

You’ll thank me later …

Travis Hafner: .100 (2-for-20) since ’06 vs. Angels starter Ervin Santana

Asdrubal Cabrera: .125 (2-for-16) since ’06 vs. Angels starter Ervin Santana

Troy Tulowitzki: .182 (4-for-22) since ’06 vs. Dodgers starter Hiroki Kuroda

Hunter Pence: .167 (3-for-18) since ’06 vs. Cardinals starter Chris Carpenter

Marlon Byrd: .143  (2-for-14) since ’06 vs. Brewers starter Zack Greinke

Top MLB streakers 

Dustin Pedroia: 24 games

Emilio Bonifacio: 23 games

Dan Uggla: 17 games

Carlos Ruiz: 11 games

Michael Bourn: 11 games

Home Run Beat the Streak pick:

Nelson Cruz: (22 home runs this season) vs. Twins starter Brian Duensing


  1. gpearson17

    I was agonizing over any of the first four in the Royals’ order against Lackey. I couldn’t figure out which to pick because they all seemed equally hot against a mediocre pitcher. So I said screw it and went with Daniel Murphy of the Mets. Going for a 10-streak!

  2. LaVolpe

    Who said Ichiro can’t hit during daytime? Moved to an 8-gamer with his hit. I’ve got enough 7-gamers to nearly win this contest, when all added together. Until today; only 1 streak greater than 7 all year. Next immediate goal. Make the Top2500 before Friday 🙂

  3. vegasjs

    August 3rd is the d-day for the 57 game streak this year (barring any playoff tiebreaker games). First time I can remember that season ended midweek.

  4. yanksgiantsdevils33

    I’ve taken Daniel Murphy as well only that I’m still at the bottom. If those who are at 0 like me get a hit every day through the last day of the regular season (Sept 28) we’ll reach 64.

  5. 00liber

    LaV’s List
    Wednesday’s Top Picks of the current Top2500,
    137 Batters picked overall
    Batter, Times Picked, Percentage
    Dustin Pedroia 407 16.44(3RD)
    Jose Reyes 228 9.21
    Andre Ethier 190 7.68
    Michael Young 148 5.98(3RD)
    Adrian Gonzalez 128 5.17
    Kevin Youkilis 127 5.13
    Magglio Ordonez 91 3.68
    Jacoby Ellsbury 80 3.23
    Brandon Philips 54 2.18
    Ichiro Suzuki 52 2.10GOOD
    Melky Cabrera 37 1.49(1RST)
    No Selection 34 1.37
    Ryan Braun 31 1.25(1RST)
    Miguel Tejeda 16 0.65(5TH)DL

    Highest “No Selection” 😛 pg# 26 with streak of 11 back to zero.
    Yesterday’s Top2500 Reset rate was 18.79% with ROBBIE CANO again reseting the most.
    There was also 9.69% PPD due to players not playing, These streakers do not reset, but did not increase either,
    6.26% —> 155 picks of these were intentional DL or inj picks.

    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 Ellsbury BOS, SAVED 141, HIGHEST WAS 30 GAMER
    J Mauer MIN, SAVED 3, WERE 12,9,8 GAMERS
    C Jones ATL, RESET 1, WAS 12 GAMER
    A Pagan NYM, SAVED 1, WAS 14 GAMER

    Bloggers Group Top2500
    UserName, Streak, Page#, Rank, Pick, (Times picked in top2500)
    Mdrossi(nymets1979), 13, pg 13, 296, D MURPHY (PICKED 44X)
    peterkevinperkins, 13, pg 16, 296, PEDROIA (PICKED 407X)
    Sawx87, 12, pg 18,401, PEDROIA (PICKED 407X)
    bullfrogs, 11, pg 27, 526, ETHIER (PICKED 190X)
    Vinny1979, 10, pg 58, 1146, PEDROIA (PICKED 407X)<b
    gpearson17, 9, pg 67, 1462, D MURPHY (PICKED 44X)
    smoron015, 9, pg 71, 1462, REYES (PICKED 228X)
    jonhilliard, 9, pg 86, 1462, D MURPHY (PICKED 44X)
    J_St33z, 8, pg 100+, 2393, D MURPHY (PICKED 44X)

    Bloggers Reset Yesterday
    GL to all


    • LaVolpe

      bullfrogs needs to wait til the late game, but every other Bloggers Group Top2500 member moves on today

  6. LaVolpe

    Saturday I blogged how I felt that Lance Berkman’s swings were weak and not energetic. It looked like he was giving the infield grounder practice. In fact, the only ball he it that day into the outfield was a grounder where SS luckily broke in the wrong direction. Yesterday, he was 0-fer again. As it turns out he was playing with a rotator cuff injury. Don’t you hate that when your pick is injured and it isn’t reported? Anyway, I’d suggest staying away from him until he is taking full swings & starts hitting the warning track or better. Otherwise, at best, you may get lucky with a bloop single. Just my suggestion

    • LaVolpe

      ^^ Oh, why was he only 0-2 yesterday? Pulled due to his nagging injury. I think he’s off my pick list for remainder of this year

  7. LaVolpe

    Braun’s 0-fer plucks one of the co-leaders from the leader board.
    Except for Cleveland, pretty much a day of feasting for BTS today, especially if Ethier hits in his game

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