Beat the Streak Report: Weekend, August 19-21

The Joe Turner show rolls on …

A day after introducing himself to the BTS Report-reading world, our current leader extended his Streak to 38 games on the wings of Robinson Cano‘s 1-for-5 effort against the Twins.

Joe now sits alone in second place on the season leaderboard and is just 19 successful picks short of claiming the $5.6 million grand prize.


Friday’s picks:

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Oh, hello there…

Shin-Soo Choo: .583 (7-for-12) since ’06 vs. Tigers starter Max Scherzer

Ichiro Suzuki: .400 (4-for-10) since ’06 vs. Rays starter Wade Davis

Hideki Matsui: .455 (5-for-11) since ’06 vs. Blue Jays starter Brett Cecil

Feeling kinda spicy?

Seth Smith: .500 (8-for-16) since ’06 vs. Dodgers starter Hiroki Kurdoa

Wilson Betemit: .467 (7-for-15) since ’06 vs. Indians starter Josh Tomlin

Jamey Carroll: .600 (6-for-10) since ’06 vs. Rockies starter Jason Hammel

You’ll thank me later

Paul Konerko: .100 (1-for-10) since ’06 vs. Rangers starter Matt Harrison

Adrian Gonzalez: .194 (6-for-31) since ’06 vs. Royals starter Jeff Francis

Darwin Barney: 091 (1-for-11) since ’06 vs. Cardinals starter Jaime Garcia

Home Run Beat the Streak pick:

Ryan Howard: (26 home runs) vs. Nationals starter Livan Hernandez


Saturday’s picks:

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Asdrubal Cabrera: .385 (5-for-13) since ’06 vs. Tigers starter Doug Fister

Melky Cabrera: .429 (6-for-14) since ’06 vs. Red Sox starter Tim Wakefield

Derek Jeter: 400 (6-for-15) since ’06 vs. Twins starter Francisco Liriano

Feeling kinda spicy?

Greg Dobbs: .455 (5-for-11) since ’06 vs. Padres starter Aaron Harang

Mike Cameron: .400 (6-for-15) since ’06 vs. Padres starter Aaron Harang

Corey Patterson: .462 (6-for-13) since ’06 vs. Cubs starter Matt Garza

You’ll thank me later

Joey Votto: .158 (3-for-19) since ’06 vs. Pirates starter Charlie Morton

Troy Tulowitzki: .143 (3-for-21) since ’06 vs. Dodgers starter Ted Lilly

Mark Teixeira: .167 (3-for-18) since ’06 vs. Twins starter Francisco Liriano

Home Run Beat the Streak pick:

Mike Stanton: (29 home runs) vs. Padres starter Aaron Harang


Sunday’s picks:

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Brandon Phillips: .444 (4-for-9) since ’06 vs. Pirates starter James McDonald

Mark Teixeira: .769 (10f-ro13) since ’06 vs. Twins starter Nick Blackburn

Miguel Cabrera: .357 (5-for-14) since ’06 vs. Rockies starter Ubaldo Jimenez

Feeling kinda spicy?

Juan Rivera: .409 (9-for-22) since ’06 vs. Rockies starter Kevin Millwood

Alberto Gonzalez: .308 (4-for-13) since ’06 vs. Marlins starter Anibal Sanchez

You’ll thank me later

Joey Votto: .200 (2-for-10) since ’06 vs. Pirates starter James McDonald

Robinson Cano: .143 (2-for-14) since ’06 vs. Twins starter Nick Blackburn

David Wright: .182 (2-for-11) since ’06 vs. Brewers starter Yovani Gallardo

Home Run Beat the Streak pick:

Matt Kemp: (28 home runs) vs. Rockies starter Kevin Millwood


  1. Backrubs

    Friday report, there are 62 people with 20 game streaks or more…..another 37 sitting at 19
    1st takes Cano
    2nd takes Butler of KC
    3rd takes Pedroia
    Breakdown by numbers: Granderson is taken most. by 7. Pedroia taken by 5. Cano, Butler, Pence, and Hamilton taken by 4. Pujols, Cabrera, Braun taken by 3.

  2. Backrubs

    Saturday’s games.
    63 people at 20 or more, another 28 poised right at 19.
    NO one pick stands out today, 34 different players were chosen from the 63.
    Jeter was most picked by 9 people. Braun and Cabrera (det) picked by 5. Hamilton and Cabrera (cle) by 4. Victorino by 3. Zimmerman, Gonzalez, Young, and Cano by 2

  3. 00liber

    Well with Holliday giving me a giant eff u last night, I’m done for the season. If you need to find me or some of the other bloggers we’re playing ESPN’s Streak for the cash (450k grand prize). Search bts bloggers group. GL to those of you that are still in contention and see y’all next season. GO RANGERS GO!!

  4. Dave55

    I probably needn’t be concerned about this but am curious nonetheless: How does one win the September monthly prize if a streak of 30 during the month is required?

  5. champion_88

    Ellsbury out of the starting lineup, but it sounds like he is missing a game or two, so the leader’s 39-game hit streak appears safe.

    There are 40 guaranteed pick days left in the season, including today, so there is still something to play for, in the form of the consolation prize.

  6. Dave55

    Just to clarify, I was referring to BTS monthly prize. Here is rule:
    For each calendar month during the period beginning as of April 1, 2011 and ending upon conclusion of the final game of the 2011 MLB regular season, a prize as set forth below (each, a “Monthly Prize”) will be awarded to the eligible participant with the longest hitting streak greater than or equal to thirty (30) as of the end of such calendar month.

    • 00liber

      That’s what I thought. With the MLB season ending on the 27 of sept there won’t be ( I don’t think) a monthly prize, which is a monthly MLBtv subscription.

      • Dave55

        That’s the prize for a 30-gamer. The monthly prize is a bit better:

        One (1) Authentic personalized jersey, one (1) $500 shop gift card, and and one (1) subscription to MLBAM’s MLB. TV Premium subscription for the 2012 MLB regular season.

        There also is a 35-game streak prize which could still be won ($50 gift certificate).

  7. 00liber

    Just because I’m bored at work, here y’all go.

    LaV’s List
    Sunday’s Top Picks of the current Top2500,
    152 Batters picked overall
    Batter, Times Picked, Percentage

    Matt Kemp 203 8.20
    Miguel Cabrera 191 7.72
    Brandon Philips 189 7.64
    Dustin Pedroia 157 6.34
    Mark Teixeira 143 5.78 (2ND)
    Adrian Gonzalez 109 4.40
    Robinson Cano 97 3.92 (1RST)(3RD)
    Derek Jeter 85 3.43
    Josh Hamilton 73 2.95
    No Selection 66 2.67
    Carlos Quentin 56 2.26
    Starlin Castro 54 2.18
    Joey Votto 52 2.10
    Jacoby Ellsbury 50 2.02 INJ
    Hunter Pence 44 1.78
    Aramis Ramirez 22 0.89 (4TH)
    Xavier Nady 1 0.04 (4TH) DL (He finally made an actual pick yesterday though)

    Highest “No Selection” 😛 pg# 10 with streak of 14 back to zero.


    Bloggers Group Top2500
    UserName, Streak, Page#, Rank, Pick, (Times picked in top2500)
    Gurpsing, 14, pg 10, 230, JETER (PICKED 85X)
    PeterYanidis, 10, pg 36, 791, TULO (PICKED 40X)
    Dragbunt104, 10, pg 43, 791, VICTORINO (PICKED 25X)
    im4o4, 10, pg 45, 791, ASDRUBAL (PICKED 41X) GOOD
    MDRossi(NYMETS1979), 8, pg 73, 1803, TORII HUNTER (PICKED 16X)

    Bloggers Reset Yesterday
    Backrubs, 17, RESET BY JETER
    GL to all


    • Backrubs

      when you can only pick ten days in advance and with that one using reyes all the time and now using nady, how many days has this person been able to do this, because it seems like he has been stuck at 27 for two weeks. nady was on the DL while this guy still was using reyes

      • vinny1979

        I can’t figure it out at all Back. I was thinking it was a jumpstart pick but you can’t do it unless you are at 0. Nady has been on DL for at least 2 weeks.

      • LaVolpe

        Actually that streaker at 27 hasn’t moved in about 2 months. He simply keeps up with DL and/or minor league moves and fills up the next 9 days worth. By the way, Nady went on the DL officially Aug 13th; so I’d expect you can see Nady as his pick for another day or two

    • champion_88

      I thought about Hunter, but stayed away because he has hit just .195 in day games this year.

      I am still alive now, but unfortunately if the leader moves on tomorrow, I will then need extra tiebreaker days at the end of the season to just have a chance.

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