Beat the Streak Report: Weekend, July 29-31

Another week down, Streakers. Trade Deadline action is heating up, pennant races are shaking out and you still have a few more days to start a new Streak with the $5.6 million grand prize in play.

Current pace-setter mimiziemann advanced to 33 games courtesy of Adrian Gonzalez last night, which puts her squarely in line for a move up the season leaderboard if she can survive the weekend. Just to help out, we’ve provided the answer key to your Friday-Sunday test below.

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Friday’s picks:

(Make a BTS pick)

Oh, hello there …

•  Jimmy Rollins: .667 AVG (6-for-9) since ’06 vs. Pirates starter Charlie Morton

• Michael Cuddyer: .571 AVG (4-for-7) since ’06 vs. A’s starter Gio Gonzalez

Billy Butler: .455 AVG (5-for-11) since ’06 vs. Indians starter Carlos Carrasco

Feeling kinda spicy?

Marco Scutaro: .583 AVG (7-for-12) since ’06 vs. White Sox starter Gavin Floyd

You’ll thank me later …

Justin Upton: .125 AVG (2-for-16) since ’06 vs. Dodgers starter Ted Lilly

Michael Bourn: .077 AVG (1-for-11) since ’06 vs. Brewers starter Randy Wolf

Home Run BTS pick:

Nelson Cruz: (22 HR this season) vs. Blue Jays starter Brett Cecil
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Saturday’s picks:

(Make a BTS pick)

Oh, hello there …

David Wright: .478 AVG (11-for-23) since ’06 vs. Nationals starter Jason Marquis

• Melky Cabrera: .545 AVG (6-for-11) since ’06 vs. Indians starter Justin Masterson

 Aramis Ramirez: .467 AVG (7-for-15) since ’06 vs. Cardinals starter Kyle Lohse

Feeling kinda spicy?

David DeJesus: .444 AVG (12-for-27) since ’06 vs. Twins starter Nick Blackburn

You’ll thank me later …

Gaby Sanchez: .188 AVG (3-for-16) since ’06 vs. Braves starter Tim Hudson

Albert Pujols: .077 AVG (1-for-13) since ’06 vs. Cubs starter Rodrigo Lopez

Home Run BTS pick:

Ryan Braun: (21HR this season) vs. Astros starter J.A. Happ
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Sunday’s picks:

(Make a BTS pick)

Oh, hello there …

• Alex Gordon: .462 AVG (12-for-26) since ’06 vs. Indians starter Fausto Carmona

Carlos Guillen: .529 AVG (9-for-17) since ’06 vs. Angels starter Jered Weaver

• Maicer Izturis: .455 AVG (10-for-22) since ’06 vs. Tigers starter Justin Verlander

Feeling kinda spicy?

Skip Schumaker: .425 AVG (17-for-40) since ’06 vs. Cubs starter Ryan Dempster

You’ll thank me later …

• Lance Berkman: .194 AVG (6-for-31) since ’06 vs. Cubs starter Ryan Dempster

David Wright: .154 AVG (2-for-13) since ’06 vs. Nationals starter Jordan Zimmermann

Home Run BTS pick:

Paul Konerko: 24 career HR vs. Red Sox starter Andrew Miller


Top MLB streakers 

Emilio Bonifacio: 26 games

Dustin Pedroia: 25 games

Dan Uggla: 19 games

Michael Bourn: 13 games

Freddie Freeman: 12 games

Cliff Pennington: 12 games

64 Comments

Careful on the Rangers in Toronto tonite. the late night flight and getting through customs might have gotten them to the hotel about 4-5 AM or later, in the past this affected them in the first game of the series coming from so far away

Interesting. I already picked M. Young in a bid for my second 12-streak of the year. But I’d really be pissed if I wrongly changed my pick at this point.

I have him picked too. Decisions, decisions.

Hosmer has a 9-gamer going and so do I. Kismet? I think so ;)

I’m going with Daniel Murphy again. Hope I don’t end up regretting it.

Don’t think you’re regretting it

Nope! LOL!

Figured I’d post something here now that I have a pretty good streak going and say what’s up. Been following for about a year now and enjoy all the facts and figures the blog has to offer.
I’ve been sticking with Pedey for most of the current streak but I think it ends today or tomorrow night. Going with Jacoby instead for a 15 gamer

If it does end, hoping it waits til Sunday. He has good numbers vs. Buehrle which could entice a bunch of 20-something streakers. Selfish? Yep, but honest.

Your gut was right about Pedroia, but unfortunately, not correct about Ellsbury

LaV’s List
Friday’s Top Picks of the current Top2500,
143 Batters picked overall
Batter, Times Picked, Percentage
Adrian Gonzalez 341 13.78(2ND)
Michael Young 284 11.47(1RST)(4TH)
Dustin Pedroia 211 8.53
Jacoby Ellsbury 151 6.10
Jose Reyes 136 5.49
Ryan Braun 118 4.77
Robinson Cano 105 4.24
Jimmy Rollins 91 3.68
Nick Punto 63 2.55
David Ortiz 58 2.34
Asdrubal Cabrra 43 1.74
No Selection 25 1.01
Elvis Andrus 12 0.48(2ND)
Nick Markakis 3 0.12(4TH)

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Highest “No Selection” :P pg# 8 with streak of 15 back to zero.
Yesterday’s Top2500 Reset rate was 15.96% with CARL CRAWFORD reseting the most.
There was also 16.8% PPD due to players not playing, These streakers do not reset, but did not increase either,
8.96% —> 224 picks of these were intentional DL/inj picks.
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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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C Crawford BOS, RESET 159, HIGHEST WAS 24 GAMER
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Bloggers Group Top2500
UserName, Streak, Page#, Rank, Pick, (Times picked in top2500)
Mdrossi(nymets1979), 15, pg 10, 181, DANIEL MURPHY (PICKED 5X) GOOD
peterkevinperkins, 15, pg 10, 181, A-GONE (PICKED 341X)
Sawx87, 14, pg 11, 257, JACOBY (PICKED 151X)
Vinny1979, 12, pg 34, 519, ROBBIE CANO (PICKED 105X)
gpearson17, 11, pg 39, 848, MIKE YOUNG (PICKED 284X)
jonhilliard, 11, pg 49, 848, A-GONE (PICKED 341X)
J_St33z, 10, pg 65, 1427, MACIER IZTURIS (PICKED 5X) GOOD
LaVolpe, 9, pg 91, 1969, ERIC HOSMER (PICKED 9X) GOOD
mreck13, 9, pg 100+, 1969, MIKE YOUNG (PICKED 284X)
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Bloggers Reset Yesterday
smoron015, 10, RESET by MAGS
GL to all
M

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Just read that A-Gone is sitting with a stiff neck for tonight’s game. PH still a possibity.

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won’t let me post the link.
via Yahoo sports

Maybe NOT. just opened the box and there’s #28 batting in the 3 hole.

NOT IN STARTING LINEUP!!!!
Final answer. YOI !!!

Hunter Pence pulled from the game. 0-1 with a walk. Headed to Philly.

Looks like tonite turning out to be quite an upset for streakers

Boston giveth for 3+ days and taketh away today

Going into today there are 62 days remaining. Gardner is O for 3 and will leadoff the bottom of the 8th.

Strikeout leading off the 8th, and another strikeout to end the game.
O fer 5 has given me my 11th O fer of July. I think this is definitely my worst month playing Beat the Streak. 61 is now the number of days left for me.

Vinny: Last chance most likely unless extras. Keep those fingers crossed

Double for Cano.

Hunter Pence acquired by Phils.

I currently have David Wright, but my concern is if Marquis gets traded before the game, all stats get thrown out.

I’ve got a Met for my pick right now also. I’m not concerned about WSH pen vs. Mets hitters. If they throw tomorrow’s pitcher in though, similar numbers. My alternate is in CLE. Unfortunately NYM game is 7 hours after games lock. Will be mulling this over for a bit myself

Note that if you are feeling really uncomfortable with the prospect that Mets will face a new pitcher every 2-3 innings, you may want to sit today out. Don’t know of any players going on DL today, but rotoworld reported: Cruz (quad), Hamilton, Andrus have day off today

rotoworld update: PHI Dominic Brown begin sent to AAA

**being not begin

There was no confirmation that Brown was actually being sent down though.

It is possible Juan Uribe will be moved to the disabled list today, but that is not official either.

I went with Ryan Braun today, though I do not feel great about the pick.

Probably gonna stick with Wright.

Me too. Reyes reset my last 10-gamer & it was against WSH also. Gambling it won’t happen twice

Rangers have a strange lineup today, no hamilton or cruz.

I think Cruz is hurt. May be wrong though.

A 22-gamer picked Adam Jones today (doubleheader). Will he/she pay for that?

Screen door installed. I’ll post top2500 within the hour. I ran it right after lock so it’ll include the early games.

Robinson Cano is in the Top 15 overall list despite being in a DH and he is O fer in the 1st game.

LaV’s List
Saturday’s Top Picks of the current Top2500,
145 Batters picked overall
Batter, Times Picked, Percentage
Jose Reyes 349 14.1 (1RST)
Matt Holliday 177 7.15 (4TH)
Ryan Braun 155 6.26 (4TH)
Michael Young 149 6.02 (3RD) 0-FER
Adrian Gonzalez 131 5.29
Jacoby Ellsbury 107 4.32
David Wright 74 2.99
Dustin Pedroia 65 2.63
Melky Cabrera 60 2.42
Yunel Escobar 57 2.30 0-FER
Michael Bourn 57 2.30
Chase Utley 56 2.26
No Selection 54 2.18
Brandn Phillips 10 0.40 (2ND)
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Highest “No Selection” :P pg# 7 with streak of 15 back to zero.
Yesterday’s Top2500 Reset rate was 33.88% with PEDROIA reseting the most.
There was also 23.95% PPD due to players not playing, These streakers do not reset, but did not increase either,
8.77% —> 217 picks of these were intentional DL/inj picks.
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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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NONE
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Bloggers Group Top2500
UserName, Streak, Page#, Rank, Pick, (Times picked in top2500)
Mdrossi(nymets1979), 16, pg 5, 106, DAVID WRIGHT (PICKED 74X)
peterkevinperkins, 15, pg 8, 150, MIKE YOUNG (PICKED 149X) 0-FER
Vinny1979, 13, pg 20, 306, MIKE BRANTLEY (PICKED 6X)
gpearson17, 12, pg 26, 482, DANIEL MURPHY (PICKED 26X)
J_St33z, 11, pg 35, 782, DAVID WRIGHT (PICKED 74X)
jonhilliard, 11, pg 40, 782, DANIEL MURPHY (PICKED 26X)
LaVolpe, 10, pg 53, 1116, JOSE REYES (PICKED 349X)
mreck13, 10, pg 63, 1116, YUNEAL ESCOBAR (PICKED 57X) 0-FER
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Bloggers Reset Yesterday
Sawx87, 14 RESET by JACOBY
GL to all
M

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Definitely tough last nite for Top2500. In the standings, I jumped nearly 40 pages, from 91 to 53, in just 1 day!

Ya man but imagine what it would’ve been had gonzo ph. Congrats and GL with Reyes tonight.

Mark R, MLB network just reported Marquis traded

Thanks. It’s Maya pitching in his place. 0-1, 6.86 ERA.

Some stats courtesy of ESPN. Maya is starting for WSH tonite
Opposing BA: 458 (righties), 316 (lefties)
Last pitched 14 June: 24 batters faced, 9 hits
Wright 0-3, Reyes/Murphy hasn’t faced

At least Wright got a hit.

Reyes left on deck 0-4. Funny/sad thing is that he killed both of my 10-gamers while opposing the same team — what are those odds?
As I go cursing/tumbling back down to the cellar, I can only take a little solace knowing I’ll be tripping over the leader on my way down. Hope not to see some of you down there anytime soon.

Well, time for one last streak attempt. First reset in August & you’ll have to find me at SFTC, as I’ll be done with BTS till 2012.

I totally forgot about SFTC. BTS is taking all of my attention now.

I am not going back to SFTC til August to start fresh.

SFTC payout is gonna be 400k next month. GL.

Oh wow, I could have sworn I had checked that at the beginning of the season, saw a $2,000 Grand Prize, and immediately closed the screen.

That sure went up fast!

Increases 50K per month until won. 350K for July & won’t be won this month

If no one wins by the end of the year, is that jackpot going to carry over next season or start over at $50,000 again?

Also, do you know of any other BTS-themed fantasy contests out there? (essentially, any other fantasy baseball contests that are not the normal fantasy baseball leagues)

Not sure about carry over into new year, but min monthly prize is 50k for longest streak of the month. The 2k is kinda like a consolation prize for most overall wins in a month.

2500 will b up later this afternoon, had a stag last night so I’m a little slow going today. Stats already pulled.

Mark R, BTS gods favored you today. Stay lucky.
Vinny, sorry to see you down here in the cellar

I saw that. Made me sooooooooo nervous. Was gonna pick Uggla and it would have been over quicker.

Tulo gets me up to 14 with a single in his first at-bat. A lot better than Murphy’s late hit when I picked him yesterday…

SFTC monthly 50k prize is gonna come down to the wire. Currently 2 tied at 19 but there’s also another at 18 right now with a soccer pick that’s close to being correct. Should be a good finish tonight.

Lav, I had a nice run and why did I go with Cano against Arrieta. I was thinking of Zimmerman and should of pulled the plug and went with him. Oh well. This won’t be my last run of the year.

> LaV’s List
Sunday’s Top Picks of the current Top2500,
Batters picked overall
Batter, Times Picked, Percentage
Asdrubl Cabrera 259 10.46 (1RST) GOOD
Dustin Pedroia 214 8.65 GOOD
Alex Gordon 168 6.79 GOOD
Jacoby Ellsbury 124 5.01 GOOD
Robinson Cano 117 4.73 0-FER
Albert Pujols 114 4.61 (2ND)
Adrian Gonzalez 94 3.80 (4TH) GOOD
Jose Reyes 76 3.07 (4TH) GOOD
Derek Jeter 55 2.22 0-FER
Ryan Braun 53 2.14 GOOD
Michael Young 52 2.10 GOOD
Prince Fielder 47 1.90 GOOD
No Selection 47 1.90
Rickie Weeks 27 1.09 (4TH) DL
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Highest “No Selection” :P pg# 4 with streak of 16 back to zero.
Yesterday’s Top2500 Reset rate was 38.26% with JOSE REYES reseting the most.
There was also 12.09% PPD due to players not playing, These streakers do not reset, but did not increase either,
9.32% —> 231 picks of these were intentional DL/inj picks.
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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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A Huff SF, RESET 1, WAS 13 GAMER
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Bloggers Group Top2500
UserName, Streak, Page#, Rank, Pick, (Times picked in top2500)
Mdrossi(nymets1979), 17, pg 3, 52, FREDDIE FREEMAN (PICKED 33X) GOOD
Vinny1979, 14, pg 11, 163, ROBBIE CANO (PICKED 117X) 0-FER
gpearson17, 13, pg 14, 272, TULO (PICKED 36X) GOOD
J_St33z, 12, pg 20, 456, TODD HELTON (PICKED 19X) GOOD
jonhilliard, 12, pg 23, 456, TULO (PICKED 36X) GOOD
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Bloggers Reset Yesterday
peterkevinperkins, 15 RESET by MIKE YOUNG
LaVolpe, 10, RESET by JOSE REYES
mreck13, 10 RESET by YUNEAL ESCOBAR
GL to all
M

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153 batters picked today.

Well based on how July has gone I’m not surprised for it to end on another O fer which makes 12. Three of these were 0 for 1s Joe Mauer on 7/15 with 3 walks, Carl Crawford PH on 7/28 and today Derek Jeter goes 0 for 1 and then gets hit by a pitch in his 2nd PA and removed from the game. There are only 59 game-days left.
I’m so happy that July is over. My luck was horrible! :(

How about these two grumpy old vets throwing gems thusfar. One’s got a 1 hitter going, the other is “so far” PERFECT. cmon Cubbies.

Not perfect anymore.

Any blog posts coming today?

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