Beat the Streak Report: Tuesday, August 2

With Andrew McCutchen‘s seventh-inning single last night, current leader doorsrule advanced to 36 games and moved into a tie with jero07 and bclark2779 for fourth place in the 2011 standings.

We”d love to tell you a little more about our leader — you know, the standard likes, dislikes, favorite Doors song routine — but the bat signal we sent out yesterday has so far gone unanswered. Is it possible that doorsrule is familiar with the (alleged, so-called, vastly-overblown) BTS Report Curse? We told you guys to keep that whole thing on the 15-day Down Low.

Either way, Mr. Morrison, the people demand answers in the form of random tidbits about your personal life. Hit me up before it’s too late.

Annnnd just a friendly reminder that tomorrow is the final day to start a new Streak with an opportunity to reach 57 games. Our advice: don’t lose.


Tuesday’s picks:

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Oh, hello there … 

Joe Mauer: .625 (10-for-16) since ’06 vs. Angels starter Ervin Santana

Seth Smith: .727 (8-for-11) since ’06 vs. Phillies starter Kyle Kendrick

Andrew McCutchen: .538 (7-for-13) since ’06 vs. Cubs starter Randy Wells

Johnny Damon: .538 (7-for-13) since ’06 vs. Blue Jays starter Ricky Romero

Gaby Sanchez: .556 (5-for-9) since ’06 vs. Mets starter Chris Capuano

Jose Bautista: .421 (8-for-19) since ’06 vs. Rays starter David Price

Robinson Cano: .500 (5-for-10) since ’06 vs. White Sox starter John Danks

Darwin Barney: .455 (5-for-11) since ’06 vs. Pirates starter Kevin Correia

Feeling kinda spicy?

Alex Gonzalez: .467 (7-for-15) since ’06 vs. Nationals starter John Lannan

Alex Rios: .438 (7-for-16) since ’06 vs. Yankees starter Phil Hughes


You’ll thank me later …

Curtis Granderson: .043 (1-for-23) since ’06 vs. White Sox starter John Danks

Jay Bruce: .043  (1-for-23) since ’06 vs. Astros starter Wandy Rodriguez

Shane Victorino: .063 (1-for-16) since ’06 vs. Rockies starter Aaron Cook

Matt Kemp: .083 (1-for-12) since ’06 vs. Padres starter Mat Latos

Elvis Andrus: .083 (1-for-12) since ’06 vs. Tigers starter Max Scherzer

Top MLB streakers 

Dan Uggla: 23 games

Freddie Freeman: 16 games

Justin Upton: 13 games

Adrian Gonzalez: 11 games

Brandon Phillips: 11 games

Ben Zobrist: 12 games

Home Run Beat the Streak pick:

Ryan Howard: (21 home runs this season) vs. Rockies starter Aaron Cook


  1. gpearson17

    I agonized over today’s pick in an effort to reach 16. Couldn’t decide between Neil Walker and Chase Utley. Then I realized that weather could be an issue for Utley in Denver tonight. So I just said screw it and went with Joey Votto! I’m 7-0 with Joey V. this season.

  2. Nymets1979

    Votto is one of my choices along with Kemp, M. Cabrera, A. Gordon, Cano, and one other that slipped my mind. I’ll figure it out by 7.

  3. box86rowh

    If you could write a computer program to break down the stats for you, what stats would you use and how would you weight them?
    For example,
    Batting Avg, Average over last 10 days, Average vs pitcher, Average vs Lefty/Righty, Average at home/away, OBP of teams lineup (to predict likelyhood of more atbats), etc..
    I would be curious as to how you guys would work the numbers..

    • gpearson17

      If I win the $5.6 mil (or maybe even the $10k), I’ll be sure to share my formula. I still have a long way to go, but I’m doing better this year than ever before, with a 15 (current), 12, 11, and 9 so far, and a 75% overall success rate. But my top six streaks together only equals 56, which brings me back down to earth a little…

      • box86rowh

        Im at 74% on the season (slow start) and 88% in the last 30 days (missed 3 in July). I could not imagine getting up above 30 as sitting at 14 is nerve wracking enough! If I somehow got to 56, I want to go to the game to see my hitter get my winning hit..its fun to dream..

      • Nymets1979

        Dang right it’s fun to dream. I already have plans for the money if I win. Stupid huh? But I’m not getting cocky. Every pick is so nerve wracking! I still am not 100% for today yet.

  4. 00liber

    LaV’s List
    Tuesday’s Top Picks of the current Top2500,
    153 Batters picked overall
    Batter, Times Picked, Percentage
    Andrew McCutchn 150 6.00
    Chase Utley 144 5.76 (4TH)
    Adrian Gonzalez 141 5.64
    Dustin Pedroia 125 5.00 (2ND)
    Gaby Sanchez 112 4.48
    Joey Votto 93 3.72 (4TH)
    Jimmy Rollins 82 3.28 (1RST)
    Michael Young 78 3.12
    Seth Smith 75 3.00
    Jacoby Ellsbury 70 2.80
    Miguel Cabrera 68 2.72
    Neil Walker 62 2.48
    No Selection 35 1.40
    Nick Punto 8 0.32 (3rd) DL

    Highest “No Selection” 😛 pg# 3 with streak of 17 back to zero.
    Yesterday’s Top2500 Reset rate was 16.21% with PRADO reseting the most.
    There was also 10.36% PPD due to players not playing, These streakers do not reset, but did not increase either,
    8.56% —> 212 picks of these were intentional DL/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)
    D Descalso STL, RESET 2, WERE 13,9 GAMERS
    B Belt SF, RESET 1, WAS 15 GAMER
    C Heisey CIN, SAVED 1, WAS 9 GAMER

    Bloggers Group Top2500
    UserName, Streak, Page#, Rank, Pick, (Times picked in top2500)
    Mdrossi(nymets1979), 19, pg 2, 38, GABY SANCHEZ (PICKED 112X)
    gpearson17, 15, pg 9, 165, VOTTO (PICKED 93X)
    J_St33z, 14, pg 13, 300, ROLLINS (PICKED 82X)
    box86rowh, 14, pg 14, 300, PEDROIA (PICKED 125X)
    jonhilliard, 14, pg 15, 300, NEIL WALKER (PICKED 62X)
    trixiewright, 10, pg 57, 1303, HANLEY (PICKED 2X)

    Bloggers Reset Yesterday
    tterbnivel, 8, RESET by DAVID WRIGHT
    im4o4, 8, RESET by DAVID WRIGHT
    GL to all


  5. nymets1979

    I did notice that as of now, it appears that tonight is going to be quite a reset night. I don’t feel AS bad, but it still does sting.

  6. champion_88

    I had actually thought that today was the last day to start a streak and still reach 57, so I just felt really pumped that Miguel Cabrera dropped a ball at 1st base to extend the game and let Young get an infield single in the 9th inning to go 1 for 4!

    Onto 1!

      • nymets1979

        I may, but I’m so upset right now that I need some time to just relax and forget about this. I’ve been playing this game for a few years now and so far 12 and 19 are the longest streaks. I really had something going. But the leader may go down tonight too and they were way higher than I was. So maybe SFTC can get my mind off this.

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