Beat the Streak Report: Monday, August 22

With some help from Robinson Cano, Joe Turner became the second member of 2011’s 40-Game Streak Club yesterday.

After making Joe sweat for five innings, the Yankees second baseman cranked a double off Twins reliever Phil Dumatrait to lead off the sixth. The base knock tied our current leader with Jonathan Roy for the season lead, and a successful pick today would place Turner alone in pole position for the $10,000 season-high prize

And ohbytheway, reaching 41 games today would leave him just 16 days short of becoming first streaker Streaker to break Joe DiMaggio‘s 56-game record and claim the $5.6 million grand prize.


Monday’s picks:

(Make a BTS pick)


Oh, hello there…

Dustin Pedroia: .375 (3-for-8) since ’06 vs. Rangers starter C.J.Wilson

Asdrubal Cabrera: .571 (4-for-7) since ’06 vs. Mariners starter Jason Vargas

Miguel Cabrera: .400 (4-for-10) since ’06 vs. Rays starter Jeff Niemann

Delmon Young: .400 (4-for-10) since ’06 vs. Rays starter Jeff Niemann

B.J. Upton: .533 (8-for-15) since ’06 vs. Tigers starter Justin Verlander


Feeling kinda spicy?

Jamey Carroll: .375 (6-for-16) since ’06 vs. Cardinals starter Chris Carpenter

Carlos Ruiz: .357 (5-for-14) since ’06 vs. Mets starter Dillon Gee

Adam Kennedy: .364 (4-for-11) since ’06 vs. Indians starter Fausto Carmona


You’ll thank me later

Brian McCann: .000 (0-for-10) since ’06 vs. Cubs starter Ryan Dempster

Ryan Howard: .077 (1-for-13) since ’06 vs. Mets starter Dillon Gee

Ben Zobrist: .095 (2-for-21) since ’06 vs. Tigers starter Justin Verlander

Carl Crawford: .133 (2-for-15) since ’06 vs. Rangers starter C.J.Wilson

Hunter Pence: .125 (1-for-8) since ’06 vs. Rockies starter Jhoulys Chacin


Top MLB streakers

Mike Carp: 20 games

Robinson Cano: 13 games

Matt Kemp: 11 games

Mike Napoli: 10 games

Aramis Ramirez: 10 games



Home Run Beat the Streak pick:

Troy Tulowitzki: (25 home runs this season) vs. Astros starter Brett Myers


  1. yanksgiantsdevils33

    Derek Jeter can’t be counted on and that is coming from a Yankee fan. I was away on Saturday and Sunday but I was at 6 after Friday and now I’m at 1. Thanks a lot Jeter (and Burnett for causing Jeter to only get 2 ABs/3 PAs). 😦

  2. LaVolpe

    Anybody playing FR-BTS (Fast Relief BTS)?
    I have Axford today trying to get a 7-gamer. Since that game doesn’t have a group option and the leader board bites being only to display top 34 or so… figure I’d use this blog for FR-BTS also. How else can we see how we all are doing?

  3. Dave55

    Axford looks like a good choice then. I went with Betancourt of the Rockies.
    The BTS picks from the Brewers-Pirates DHer are currently in serious jeopardy as is Joe Turner since he has the same pick as I do and I have a losing streak of 3.

    • LaVolpe

      If you want to gamble a bit; another DH tomorrow. Last week was my best so far: 4 saves in 5 days & that got me on the board quickly. Mariano yesterday moved me to 6. The goal is highest streak of 20 or more by end of season.

    • yanksgiantsdevils33

      I went through a 9 day period with 8 DNPs and only 1 save. I have Craig Kimbrel tonight, the Braves are up 3-0 so I hope the lead doesn’t get bigger.

      • LaVolpe

        We both got unlucky today. An easy save situation for you & Venters will get the save unless he lets more than 1 on base. For me, had an easy save situation until Brewers scored 6 runs in 8th/9th innings in 1st game of DH. Appears Brewers will lose 2nd game unless they get 6 or more runs again in the 8th/9th innings. Oh well. Better to lose a save opportunity than blowing a save.

      • yanksgiantsdevils33

        Unbelievable even when I get a save opportunity my pick doesn’t pitch. What was the Braves manager thinking? Venters walked the 1st 2 but he stayed in and struck out the next 2 and then got a force out from Soriano. This is now 9 of my last 11 picks have been DNPs. How do you get saves in this game? lol At least it wasn’t a blown save like the Cardinals closer did.

      • LaVolpe

        No one in our group got a save today: Blowouts by MIL(gm1) & COL. BOS & MIL(gm2) lost, ATL gave save to Venters, And Valverde closed with a 4 run lead.

      • LaVolpe

        Spoke too soon. Dave55 will most likely get one today after all. COL can’t close with an 8 run lead in 9th. HOU scores 3, then loads the bases, 1 out, putting the tying run on deck (save situation). Betancourt will come in with a 5 run lead for a save.

  4. Backrubs

    the BTS leader took Tulowitzki. i think this is an interesting choice
    and someone at 23and at 20 didnt make a pick (oops)
    is it me, or does anyone else wonder how finelin has only advanced once in the last three weeks and is somehow able to keep picking people on the DL after all this time

      • LaVolpe

        At one point back in May I think, I counted over 20 picks from that player. Even cheating, this game is so tough to beat. No offense, but hopefully Tulo goes 0-1 today 😉

  5. champion_88

    Well, there goes my season.

    I was already right on the edge of contention heading into today and now the leader moved onto 41, while Choo didn’t even play, leaving me needing 2 extra days at the end of the season, just to tie.

    The only positive on the night is that Tulo only got 1 hit, so I’d have a good chance at winning that tiebreaker.

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