August 2011

Beat the Streak Report: Wednesday, August 3

Well, well, well doorsrule – how about that BTS Report curse now? You chose not to answer our oh-so-friendly email interview questions, and your 36-game streak still went down in flames on Jimmy Rollins‘ 0-fer. Take note, future 35-gamers: Deprive the readers of the juicy personal tidbits they demand at your own streak’s peril.

Anyway, doorsrule is now old news and Simon_s999 tops the new current standings at 29 games. We recommend rehearsing your own answers now, just in case a certain missive hits your inbox in about a week …

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Wednesday’s picks:

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Joe Mauer: 667 (10-for-15) since ’06 vs. Angels starter Joel Pineiro

Melky Cabrera: .407 (11-for-27) since ’06 vs. Orioles starter Jeremy Guthrie

Nelson Cruz: .455 (5-for-11) since ’06 vs. Tigers starter Doug Fister

Cameron Maybin: .455 (5-for-11) since ’06 vs. Dodgers starter Ted Lilly

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

Adam Jones: .417 (5-for-12) since ’06 vs. Royals starter Luke Hochevar


Feeling kinda spicy?

Ryan Raburn: .667 (6-for-9) since ’06 vs. Rangers starter Matt Harrison

 

You’ll thank me later …

Robinson Cano: .125 (2-for-16) since ’06 vs. White Sox starter Gavin Floyd

Howard Kendrick: .091  (1-for-11) since ’06 vs. Twins starter Scott Baker

Michael Cuddyer: .182 (1-for-11) since ’06 vs. Angels starter Joel Pineiro

Lance Berkman: .188 (3-for-16) since ’06 vs. Brewers starter Randy Wolf

Carlos Beltran: .182 (2-for-11) since ’06 vs. Diamondbacks starter Jason Marquis


Top MLB streakers 

Dan Uggla: 24 games

Freddie Freeman: 17 games

Justin Upton: 14 games

Adrian Gonzalez: 12 games

Hideki Matsui: 11 games

Yadier Molina: 11 games

Ryan Zimmerman: 11 games


Home Run Beat the Streak pick:

Joey Votto: (17 home runs this season) vs. Astros starter Jordan Lyles

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.

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Tuesday’s picks:

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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

Beat the Streak Report: Monday, August 1

Since baseball is all about the sabermetrics these days, we present two figures for your Monday perusal:

35 is the Streak amassed by current leader doorsrule. Channeling the spirit of Jim Morrison, ‘Rule had ridden the storm to the season’s sixth-longest Streak and moved to within five days of matching Jonathan Roy for the 2011′s longest run.

3 is the number of days remaining to start a new Streak with a chance of reaching 57 games before the end of the season. That’s right, Streakers: Wednesday is D-day. Kick it into high gear now and you could be bidding $5.6 millon on concert-worn Morrison memorabilia come October.

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Monday’s picks:

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Martin Prado: .414 (12-for-29) since ’06 vs. Nationals starter Livan Hernandez

Ichiro Suzuki: .500 (9-for-18) since ’06 vs. A’s starter Trevor Cahill

Alexei Ramirez: .421 (8-for-19) since ’06 vs. Yankees starter CC Sabathia

Ryan Zimmerman: .370 (10-for-27) since ’06 vs. Braves starter Jair Jurrjens

Gaby Sanchez: .385 (5-for-13) since ’06 vs. Mets starter Mike Pelfrey

Prince Fielder: .353 (6-for-17) since ’06 vs. Cardinals starter Chris Carpenter


Feeling kinda spicy?

Reed Johnson: .615 (8-for-13) since ’06 vs. Pirates starter Paul Maholm

Omar Infante: .565 (13-for-23) since ’06 vs. Mets starter Mike Pelfrey

You’ll thank me later …

Travis Hafner: .067  (1-for-15) since ’06 vs. Red Sox starter John Lackey

Asdrubal Cabrera: .118 (2-for-17) since ’06 vs. Red Sox starter John Lackey

Marlon Byrd: .167 (3-for-18) since ’06 vs. Pirates starter Paul Maholm

Jose Reyes: .091 (1-for-11) since ’06 vs. Marlins starter Javier Vazquez

Pablo Sandoval: .176 (3-for-17) since ’06 vs. Diamondbacks starter Ian Kennedy


Top MLB streakers 

Dan Uggla: 22 games

Freddie Freeman: 15 games

Cliff Pennington: 15 games

Justin Upton: 12 games

Jon Jay: 11 games

Ben Zobrist: 12 games


Home Run Beat the Streak pick:

Mike Stanton: (24 home runs this season) vs. Mets starter Mike Pelfrey

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