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Beat the Streak Report: Wednesday, August 11


A lightning-round version of the Beat the Streak Report today, as early meetings plus early games equaled lost time.

The big news stemming from Tuesday was that our leader, “gfc2112”, rode
Joe Mauer to a 35-game streak, becoming the eighth BTSer to reach that
mark for the year. And the eighth who will soon be haunted by an e-mail
from yours truly.

With lock time already passed, we know that “gfc2112” has selected
Stephen Drew for Wednesday, as the D-backs face off against Dave Bush
and the Brewers at 8:10 PM eastern time.

And with that …

Time for Wednesday’s picks:

Oh, hello there …

? Ryan Zimmerman: .533 AVG (8-for-15) lifetime vs. Marlins starter Chris Volstad

? Alex Rios: .500 AVG (5-for-10) lifetime vs. Twins starter Glen Perkins

? Michael Cuddyer: .474 AVG (18-for-38) lifetime vs. White Sox starter John Danks

? David Wright: .667 AVG (6-for-9) lifetime vs. Rockies starter Jeff Francis

? Chone Figgins: .500 AVG (8-for-16) lifetime vs. Athletics starter Dallas Braden

? Adrian Beltre: .389 AVG (7-for-18) lifetime vs. Blue Jays starter Shaun Marcum

Feeling kinda spicy?

? Jhonny Peralta: .474 AVG (9-for-19) lifetime vs. Rays starter Matt Garza

? Ronny Paulino: .435 AVG (10-for-23) lifetime vs. Nationals starter Scott Olsen

You’ll thank me later …

? Brandon Phillips: .158 AVG (3-for-19) lifetime vs. Cardinals starter Adam Wainwright

? James Loney: .167 AVG (2-for-12) lifetime vs. Phillies starter Roy Oswalt

? Robinson Cano: .227 AVG (5-for-22) lifetime vs. Rangers starter Cliff Lee

Leaderboard time!

“halmuni” lived to survive another day, as James Loney extended our second-place streaker to 28 games.

Sorry, “halmuni”, the answer is no — we do not sell “gfc2112” voodoo dolls.

Top MLB streakers

? Raul Ibanez: 17 games

? Howard Kendrick: 12 games

? Albert Pujols: 10 games

? Chone Figgins: 9 games

? Lastings Milledge: 9 games

? Placido Polanco: 9 games 

Beat the Streak Report: Wednesday, June 4

Picks of the day

Michael Young, SS, Rangers

  • ML-high 19-game hitting streak
  • 7-for-19 (.368 AVG) vs. CLE LHP Cliff Lee

Jeff Kent, 2B, Dodgers

  • 10-for-16 (.625 AVG) vs. COL SP Aaron Cook
  • Hit safely in 7 of last 8 games

Top 5 current leaders

1. vandusenkfe, 34 games    
2. cfinch14, 29 games
2. jerryrod2500, 29 games
4. peteoh11, 28 games
5. dumpy38, 27 games

Season leader: jerrymohr, 39 games

Yesterday’s results

The BTS leader continued his march toward the magic number of 57, extending his hitting streak to 34 games thanks to a 2-for-4 day from Chipper Jones.

chipperagain.jpgSelecting the Braves third baseman is shaping up to be a sound strategy for BTS participants. A ******** 17.9 percent of fans picked Jones, including 20 of the current Top 25 placeholders.

The second- and third-ranked BTS players were among those who did not pick Jones, and wound up paying dearly for their decisions. The second-place fan saw his streak snapped at 32 games with an 0-for-2 day from Albert Pujols, while Garrett Atkins went 0-for-4 to end the third-place holder’s run at 30 games.

Yesterday’s Top 5 most selected players

1. Chipper Jones (ATL): 17.9%, 2-for-4
2. Albert Pujols (STL): 8.2%, 0-for-2
3. Chase Utley (PHI): 5.6%, 2-for-3
4. Manny Ramirez (BOS): 4.2%, 1-for-4
5. David Wright (NYM): 4.1%, 1-for-3

Beat the Streak Report: Thursday, May 22

Picks of the day

braun_bts.jpgRyan Braun, OF, Brewers

  • 3-for-7 (.429 AVG) career vs. PIT LHP Tom Gorzelanny
  • .357 AVG (41-for-115) in last 28 games

Ryan Garko, 1B, Indians

  • 8-for-12 (.667 AVG) career vs. CWS LHP Mark Buehrle
  • .417 AVG vs. LHP in ’08

Top 5 current leaders

1. bdk26, 32 games   
2. kward, 27 games
3. tinytim103, 26 games
4. big andy, 25 games   
4. giantsfn1, 25 games
4. 3mtae, 25 games

Season leader: jerrymohr, 39 games

Yesterday’s results

pujolsbts.jpgThe BTS leader extended his streak to 32 games by tabbing the sizzling Chipper Jones, who homered in two at-bats vs. the Mets and was the day’s most popular pick at 8.9 percent.

However, the next two fans on the leaderboard fell off due to hitless performances from Derek Jeter and Raul Ibanez.

Chase Utley, the day’s second-most popular pick at 6.2 percent, Placido Polanco, Albert Pujols, Prince Fielder and Miguel Tejada all came through to push the rest of the Top 10 up a couple of spots.

Yesterday’s Top 5 most selected players

1. Chipper Jones (ATL): 8.9%, 1-for-2
2. Chase Utley (PHI): 6.2%, 2-for-4
3. Ichiro Suzuki (SEA): 5.7%, 1-for-3
4. Lance Berkman (HOU): 4.9%, 0-for-3
5. Ryan Braun (MIL): 2.7%, 2-for-5