August 2011

Beat the Streak Report: Wednesday, August 17

Current leader jturner trucked ahead to 36 games last night thanks to a 3-for-4 effort from Rangers third baseman Michael Young. Interview questions have been sent out, so hopefully we can all find out a little more about the mystery man tomorrow morning. Foreshadowing! Dun-dun-dunnnnn

Elsewhere, mjb22nml (33 games) and ctjohnson84 (31 games) have crept up the leaderboard in turner’s shadow. Just 33 Streakers have broken the 30-game threshold this season, so that accomplishment is certainly nothing to snort and/or sneeze at.

Enjoy Wednesday’s answer key below. The Rays and Red Sox kick things off at 1:35.

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Wednesday’s picks:

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Albert Pujols: .583 (21-for-36) since ’06 vs. Pirates starter Paul Maholm

Ian Kinsler: .425 (17-for-40) since ’06 vs. Angels starter Ervin Santana

Elvis Andrus: .407 (11-for-27) since ’06 vs. Angels starter Ervin Santana

Mark Teixeira: .545 (6-for-11) since ’06 vs. Royals starter Bruce Chen

Paul Konerko: .467 (7-for-15) since ’06 vs. Indians starter Fausto Carmona


Feeling kinda spicy?

Seth Smith: .400 (4-for-10) since ’06 vs. Marlins starter Ricky Nolasco

Shin-Soo Choo: .379 (11-for-29) since ’06 vs. White Sox starter Mark Buehrle

 

You’ll thank me later

Carlos Gonzalez: .100 (1-for-10) since ’06 vs. Marlins starter Ricky Nolasco

Matt Holliday: .136 (3-for-22) since ’06 vs. Pirates starter Paul Maholm

Carlos Beltran: .182 (4-for-22) since ’06 vs. Braves starter Jair Jurrjens

Dan Uggla: .200 (3-for-15) since ’06 vs. Giants starter Matt Cain


Top MLB streakers

Mike Carp: 16 games

Miguel Cabrera: 14 games

Torii Hunter: 14 games

Paul Konerko: 12 games


Home Run Beat the Streak pick:

Mark Teixeira: 32 home runs vs. Royals starter Bruce Chen

Beat the Streak Report: Tuesday, August 16

Jturner became the seventh Streaker to reach 35 games this season, meaning that they’ll receive a fun little email interview from yours truly within the next 24 hours. I know Streakland is just dying to learn some juicy personal tidbits!

You may remember that doorsrule failed to respond to my missive two weeks ago, only to see their Streak go down in flames at 36. The lesson: the former “BTS Report jinx” has clearly been reversed. Click “delete” at your own peril, Turner.

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Tuesday’s picks:

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Miguel Cabrera: .444 (12-for-27) since ’06 vs. Twins starter Nick Blackburn

Marlon Byrd: .421 (8-for-19) since ’06 vs. Astros starter Brett Myers

Shin-Soo Choo: .412 (7-for-17) since ’06 vs. White Sox starter Gavin Floyd

Joe Mauer: .370 (17-for-46) since ’06 vs. Tigers starter Justin Verlander

Carlos Lee: .343 (12-for-35) since ’06 vs. Cubs starter Ryan Dempster


Feeling kinda spicy?

Alberto Callaspo: .500 (6-for-12) since ’06 vs. Rangers starter Derek Holland

Magglio Ordonez: .368 (7-for-19) since ’06 vs. Twins starter Nick Blackburn


You’ll thank me later

Aramis Ramirez: .194 (6-for-31) since ’06 vs. Astros starter Brett Myers

Starlin Castro: .211 (4-for-19) since ’06 vs. Astros starter Brett Myers

Jose Bautista: .143 (1-for-7) since ’06 vs. Mariners starter Jason Vargas


Top MLB streakers

Mike Carp: 15 games

Miguel Cabrera: 13 games

Torii Hunter: 13 games

Paul Konerko: 11 games


Home Run Beat the Streak pick:

Josh Hamilton: (14 home runs this season) vs. Angels starter Tyler Chatwood

Beat the Streak Report: Monday, August 15

Annnnd down goes Dan Uggla. The Braves second baseman saw his 33-game hitting streak go up in smoke after an 0-for-3 effort against Matt Garza, Darwin Barney and the rest of the Cubs on Sunday afternoon.

Current BTS leader jturner fared considerably better over the weekend, reaching 34 games thanks to Matt Kemp yesterday. Turner could be in a position to overtake the season lead — and the 10 G’s that come with it — as soon as Sunday.

Good luck, and may the horse be with you in the coming week.

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Monday’s picks:

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Victor Martinez: .500 (10-for-20) since ’06 vs. Twins starter Francisco Liriano

David Wright: .600 (9-for-15) since ’06 vs. Padres starter Aaron Harang

Jason Kubel: .440 (11-for-25) since ’06 vs. Tigers starter Rick Porcello

Matt Wieters: .545 (6-for-11) since ’06 vs. A’s starter Gio Gonzalez

Todd Helton: .429 (6-for-14) since ’06 vs. Marlins starter Clay Hensley

 

Feeling kinda spicy?

Casey McGehee: .500 (6-for-12) since ’06 vs. Dodgers starter Ted Lilly

Magglio Ordonez: .375 (9-for-24) since ’06 vs. Twins starter Francisco Liriano

John Buck: .389 (7-for-18) since ’06 vs. Rockies starter Kevin Millwood

 

You’ll thank me later

Michael Cuddyer: .125 (3-for-24) since ’06 vs. Tigers starter Rick Porcello

Adam Jones: .154 (2-for-13) since ’06 vs. A’s starter Gio Gonzalez

Howie Kendrick: .100 (1-for-10) since ’06 vs. Rangers starter Alexi Ogando

Pablo Sandoval: .100 (1-for-10) since ’06 vs. Braves starter Tim Hudson

Adam Lind: .167 (1-for-6) since ’06 vs. Mariners starter Michael Pineda

 

Top MLB streakers

Mike Carp: 14 games

Edwin Encarnacion: 13 games

Yorvit Torrealba: 12 games

Torii Hunter: 12 games

Miguel Cabrera: 12 games


Home Run Beat the Streak pick:

Ryan Braun: (22 home runs this season) vs. Dodgers starter Ted Lilly

Beat the Streak Report: Weekend, Aug. 12-14

Streakland diversified the portfolio in a favorable market on Thursday, hitting with top picks Miguel Cabrera (9.3 percent), Justin Upton (8.4) and Robinson Cano (7.0).

Jturner leads current streakers into the weekend, heading up the standings at 31 games. Make it another week, and season top dog Jonathan Roy might start sweating a little bit.

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Friday’s picks:

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Alexei Ramirez: .467 (7-for-15) since ’06 vs. Royals starter Luke Hochevar

Corey Hart: .368 (14-for-38) since ’06 vs. Pirates starter Paul Maholm

Hunter Pence: .400 (6-for-15) since ’06 vs. Nationals starter Livan Hernandez

Feeling kinda spicy?

Mark Reynolds: .429 (6-for-14) since ’06 vs. Tigers starter Brad Penny

Gordon Beckham: .400 (6-for-15) since ’06 vs. Royals starter Luke Hochevar

Prince Fielder: .089 (4-for-45) since ’06 vs. Pirates starter Paul Maholm

You’ll thank me later

Dan Uggla: .111 (1-for-9) since ’06 vs. Cubs starter Carlos Zambrano

Asdrubal Cabrera: .000 (0-for-19) since ’06 vs. Twins starter Carl Pavano

Paul Konerko: .167 (3-for-18) since ’06 vs. Royals starter Luke Hochevar

Home Run Beat the Streak pick:

Ryan Howard: 25 home runs vs. Nationals starter Livan Hernandez

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Saturday’s picks:

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Miguel Montero: .467 (7-for-15) since ’06 vs. Mets starter Mike Pelfrey

Juan Pierre: .379 (11-for-29) since ’06 vs. Royals starter Jeff Francis

Billy Butler: .400 (6-for-15) since ’06 vs. Royals starter Jake Peavy

Raul Ibanez: .522 (12-for-23) since ’06 vs. Nationals starter John Lannan

Feeling kinda spicy?

Magglio Ordonez: .600 (6-for-10) since ’06 vs. Orioles starter Jeremy Guthrie

Laynce Nix: .571 (8-for-14) since ’06 vs. Phillies starter Roy Oswalt

You’ll thank me later

Prince Fielder: .188 (3-for-16) since ’06 vs. Pirates starter Kevin Correia

Aubrey Huff: .083 (1-for-12) since ’06 vs. Marlins starter Javier Vazquez

Mike Napoli: .000 (0-for-15) since ’06 vs. A’s starter Trevor Cahill

Home Run Beat the Streak pick:

Evan Longoria: 17 home runs vs. Rays starter Evan Longoria

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Sunday’s picks:

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Robinson Cano: .400 (20-for-50) since ’06 vs. Rays starter James Shields

Ryan Braun: .556 (5-for-9) since ’06 vs. Pirates starter Charlie Morton

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

Feeling kinda spicy?

Edwin Encarnacion: .455 (5-for-11) since ’06 vs. Angels starter Dan Haren

Casey Kotchman: .500 (5-for-10) since ’06 vs. Yankees starter Freddy Garcia

Kurt Suzuki: .455 (5-for-11) since ’06 vs. Rangers starter Matt Harrison

You’ll thank me later

Alex Gordon: .125 (2-for-16) since ’06 vs. White Sox starter John Danks

Curtis Granderson: .079 (3-for-38) since ’06 vs. Rays starter James Shields

Carlos Quentin: .143 (2-for-14) since ’06 vs. Royals starter Jeff Francis

Home Run Beat the Streak pick:

Justin Upton: 23 home runs vs. Mets starter Chris Capuano

 

Top MLB streakers

Dan Uggla: 31 games

Ryan Zimmerman: 19 games

Yadier Molina: 14 games

Jesus Guzman: 12 games

Nyjer Morgan: 12 games

Beat the Streak Report: Thursday, August 11

Another day, another Red Sox hitter disappointing more than a quarter of the Streaking population. Following in the footsteps of Dustin Pedroia, first baseman Adrian Gonzalez pulled the stunt last night with a 0-for-4 performance against the Twins.

Current champ jturner reached the 30-game threshold thanks to Robinson Cano but still sits a lengthy 10 days from challenging Jonanthan Roy for the season’s longest run and the $10,000 prize that comes with it.

Thursday’s picks:

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Nick Markakis: .444 (12-for-27) since ’06 vs. White Sox starter Mark Buehrle

Vladimir Guerrero: .367 (11-for-30) since ’06 vs. White Sox starter Mark Buehrle

Michael Brantley: .438 (7-for-16) since ’06 vs. Tigers starter Justin Verlander

Prince Fielder: .316 (6-for-19) since ’06 vs. Cardinals starter Chris Carpenter

Ryan Zimmerman: .385 (5-for-13) since ’06 vs. Cubs starter Ryan Dempster

 

Feeling kinda spicy?

Ryan Theriot: .385 (5-for-13) since ’06 vs. Brewers starter Yovani Gallardo

 

You’ll thank me later

Justin Upton: .000 (0-for-8) since ’06 vs. Astros starter Brett Myers

Asdrubal Cabrera: .167 (5-for-30) since ’06 vs. Tigers starter Justin Verlander

Billy Butler: .077 (1-for-13) since ’06 vs. Rays stater Jeff Niemann

Matt Holliday: .167 (2-for-12) since ’06 vs. Brewers starter Yovani Gallardo

Rick Ankiel: .154 (2-for-13) since ’06 vs. Cubs starter Ryan Dempster

 

Top MLB streakers

Dan Uggla: 31 games

Ryan Zimmerman: 18 games

Yadier Molina: 13 games


Home Run Beat the Streak pick:

Paul Konerko: (26 home runs this season) vs. Orioles starter Chris Tillman

Beat the Streak Report: Wednesday, August 10

28.8 percent of your Streaks went down in flames with Dustin Pedroia‘s 0-for-2  last night, and former current leader Fatcat3415 was among the unlucky masses. Your new standings-toppers are tied at 29 games a pop, but no 30-Streak means no names on the ol’ Report for at least another 24 hours.

 

Wednesday’s picks

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Miguel Cabrera: .400 (4-for-10) since ’06 vs. Indians starter Ubaldo Jimenez

Martin Prado: .364 (8-for-22) since ’06 vs. Marlins starter Anibal Sanchez

Jason Bay: .353 (12-for-34) since ’06 vs. Padres starter Aaron Harang

David Wright: .667 (8-for-12) since ’06 vs. Padres starter Aaron Harang

Michael Young: .429 (9-for-21) since ’06 vs. Mariners starter Jason Vargas

Mike Napoli: .400 (8-for-20) since ’06 vs. Mariners starter Jason Vargas

 

Feeling kinda spicy?

Mark Kotsay: .500 (7-for-14) since ’06 vs. Cardinals starter Jake Westbrook

Jonny Gomes: .533 (8-for-15) since ’06 vs. Cubs starter Rodrigo Lopez

 

You’ll thank me later…

Carl Crawford: .091 (1-for-11) since ’06 vs. Twins starter Nick Blackburn

Logan Morrison: .091 (1-for-11) since ’06 vs. Braves starter Tim Hudson

Delmon Young: .174 (4-for-23) since ’06 vs. Red Sox starter Jon Lester

Ichiro Suzuki: .211 (4-for-19) since ’06 vs. Rangers starter Derek Holland

Lance Berkman: .158 (3-for-19) since ’06 vs. Brewers starter Randy Wolf

Matt Holliday: .200 (5-for-25) since ’06 vs. Brewers starter Randy Wolf

 

Top MLB streakers

Dan Uggla: 30 games

Ryan Zimmerman: 17 games

Yadier Molina: 12 games

Jason Bay: 11 games


Home Run Beat the Streak
pick:

Mark Teixeira: 32 home runs this season vs. Angels starter Garrett Richards

Beat the Streak Report: Tuesday, August 9

A whopping 21.7 percent of all selectors rolled with Jacoby Ellsbury yesterday, and the Red Sox outfielder came through with a 2-for-5 evening.

Current leader Fatcat3415 went against the grain with Michael Young, but the Rangers infielder made good with one hit in five trips to the plate. The Big Kitty’s 33-game run puts him within a week of tying jonroy73 for the season’s longest Streak.

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Carlos Lee: .455 (15-for-33) since ’06 vs. D-backs starter Jason Marquis

Dustin Pedroia: .600 (6-for-10) since ’06 vs. Francisco Liriano

Billy Butler: .500 (7-for-14) since ’06 vs. Rays starter James Shields

Ty Wigginton: .455 (5-for-11) since ’06 vs. Reds starter Dontrelle Willis

Victor Martinez: .455 (5-for-11) since ’06 vs. Indians starter Justin Masterson


Feeling kinda spicy?

Jason Michaels: .667 (8-for-12) since ’06 vs. D-backs starter Jason Marquis

Felix Pie: .583 (7-for-12) since ’06 vs. White Sox starter Gavin Floyd

 

You’ll thank me later …

Robinson Cano .176 (3-for-17) since ’06 vs. Angels starter Dan Haren

Hunter Pence: .184 (7-for-34) since ’06 vs. Dodgers starter Ted Lilly

Vladimir Guerrero: .167 (4-for-24) since ’06 vs. White Sox starter Gavin Floyd


Top MLB streakers 

Dan Uggla: 29 games

Ryan Zimmerman: 16 games

Hideki Matsui: 15 games

Elvis Andrus: 12 games

Yadier Molina: 12 games


Home Run Beat the Streak pick:

Ryan Howard: 24 home runs this season vs. Dodgers starter Ted Lilly

Beat the Streak Report: Monday, August 8

Welcome to Week 19 of 26, Streakers. Contrary to popular belief, there’s still plenty to play for in this here Streaking game. New streaks won’t be long enough to compete for the $5.6 million grand prize, but don’t forget that our season winner receives 10 grand in real United States currency.

As of now, that’s still jonroy73 at 40 games. As of nine days from now, it could be current king fatcat3415. As of a couple weeks from now, it could be you. Forty-one is the goal. Get after it.

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Monday’s picks:

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Ramon Hernandez: .529 (9-for-17) since ’06 vs. Rockies starter Jason Hammel

Troy Tulowitzki: .714 (5-for-7) since ’06 vs. Reds starter Homer Bailey

Andre Ethier: .714 (5-for-7) since ’06 vs. Phillies starter Roy Halladay

David Ortiz: .412 (7-for-17) since ’06 vs. Twins starter Scott Baker

Jacoby Ellsbury: 417 (5-for-12) since ’06 vs. Twins starter Scott Baker


Feeling kinda spicy?

Fred Lewis: .778 (7-for-9) since ’06 vs. Rockies starter Jason Hammel

 

You’ll thank me later …

Adam Jones: .056 (1-for-18) since ’06 vs. White Sox starter John Danks

Alexei Ramirez: .063 (1-for-16) since ’06 vs. Orioles starter Jeremy Guthrie

Joey Votto: .111 (1-for-9) since ’06 vs. Rockies starter Jason Hammel

Dustin Pedroia: .167 (2-for-12) since ’06 vs. Twins starter Scott Baker


Top MLB streakers 

Dan Uggla: 28 games

Ryan Zimmerman: 16 games

Hideki Matsui: 15 games

Yadier Molina: 12 games

Elvis Andrus: 11 games

Yuniesky Betancourt: 10 games


Home Run Beat the Streak pick:

Paul Konerko: 26 home runs this season vs. Orioles starter Jeremy Guthrie

Beat the Streak Report: Weekend, August 4-6

So ‘member a few weeks back when @MLB faced off in that BTS Battle Royale against Stephen Colbert?

He won, @MLB lost and there was much embarrassment and shame around BTS headquarters. Heads were rolled and stern lectures were given (Youkilis against Big Game James? Really???).

Well, now Mr. Colbert is cashing in on his victory. As promised, the keys to @MLB are in his hands for 24 hours beginning Friday at 12 AM.

Follow along right here — he could say literally anything.

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Friday’s picks:

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Corey Hart: .545 AVG (6-for-11) since ’06 vs. Astros starter J.A. Happ

Melky Cabrera: .625 AVG (5-for-8) since ’06 vs. Tigers starter Rick Porcello

Matt Holliday: .625 AVG (5-for-8) since ’06 vs. Marlins starter Anibal Sanchez

Feeling kinda spicy?

Angel Pagan: .500 AVG (79-for-18) since ’06 vs. Braves starter Tim Hudson

You’ll thank me later …

Justin Upton: .182 AVG (6-for-33) since ’06 vs. Dodgers starter Chad Billingsley

Joey Votto: .190 AVG (4-for-21) since ’06 vs. Cubs starter Ryan Dempster

Home Run BTS pick:

Prince Fielder: (24 HR this season) vs. Astros starter J.A. Happ
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Emilio Bonifacio: .714 AVG (5-for-7) since ’06 vs. Cardinals starter Chris Carpenter

Todd Helton: .423 AVG (11-for-26) since ’06 vs. Nationals starter Livan Hernandez

Marlon Byrd: .625 AVG (5-for-8) since ’06 vs. Reds starter Johnny Cueto

Feeling kinda spicy?

Jorge Posada: .476 AVG (10-for-21) since ’06 vs. Red Sox starter John Lackey

You’ll thank me later …

Alex Gordon: .148 AVG (4-for-27) since ’06 vs. Tigers starter Justin Verlander

David Wright: .083 AVG (1-for-16) since ’06 vs. Braves starter Tommy Hanson

Home Run BTS pick:

Paul Konerko: (25 HR this season) vs. Twins starter Carl Pavano
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Sunday’s picks:

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Miguel Cabrera: .500 AVG (8-for-16) since ’06 vs. Royals starter Bruce Chen

Michael Cuddyer: .451 AVG (23-for-51) since ’06 vs. White Sox starter John Danks

David Ortiz: .417 AVG (7-for-17) since ’06 vs. Yankees starter Freddy Garcia

Feeling kinda spicy?

Mike Aviles: .636 AVG (7-for-11) since ’06 vs. Yankees starter Freddy Garcia

You’ll thank me later …

• Lance Berkman: .100 AVG (1-for-10) since ’06 vs. Marlins starter Javier Vazquez

Justin Upton: .000 AVG (0-for-13) since ’06 vs. Dodgers starter Clayton Kershaw

Home Run BTS pick:

Josh Hamilton: (13 HR this season) vs. Indians starter Josh Tomlin


Top MLB streakers 

Dan Uggla: 25 games

Freddie Freeman: 18 games

Adrian Gonzalez: 14 games

Ryan Zimmerman: 13 games

Beat the Streak Report: Thursday, August 4

 

BTS D-Day passed yesterday, but the Streaking continues. Your fearless current leader, simon_s999, sits at 30 games. Thursday’s roadmap to Streakland fame and fortune is below.

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Thursday’s picks:

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Michael Young: 533 (8-for-15) since ’06 vs. Tigers starter Brad Penny

Miguel Cabrera: .667 (4-for-6) since ’06 vs. Rangers starter Alexi Ogando

Vladimir Guerrero: .444 (4-for-9) since ’06 vs. Royals starter Jeff Francis


Feeling kinda spicy?

Mark Reynolds: .400 (10-for-25) since ’06 vs. Royals starter Jeff Francis

 

You’ll thank me later …

Omar Infante: .160 (4-for-25) since ’06 vs. Cardinals starter Kyle Lohse

Michael Cuddyer: .167 (4-for-24) since ’06 vs. Angels starter Dan Haren

Carlos Beltran: .125 (1-for-8) since ’06 vs. Phillies starter Cliff Lee


Top MLB streakers 

Dan Uggla: 25 games

Freddie Freeman: 18 games

Adrian Gonzalez: 13 games

Hideki Matsui: 12 games

Yadier Molina: 12 games

Ryan Zimmerman: 12 games


Home Run Beat the Streak pick:

Ian Kinsler: 2 career home runs vs. Tigers starter Brad Penny

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