Miguel Cabrera, 1B, Tigers
8-for-19 (.421 AVG) career vs. SD RHP Greg Maddux
Derrek Lee, 1B, Cubs
16-for-44 (.364 AVG) career vs. CWS RHP Javier Vazquez
Top 5 current leaders
1. spooky93, 34 games
2. jmc51966, 30 games
3. jml985, 28 games
4. richbarone, 27 games
5. sk48366, 27 games
Season leader: jerrymohr, 39 games
It was a banner day for the BTS leaders, as the Top 8 placeholders all managed to extend their streaks of at least 24 games.
The top two players both went with Lance Berkman, and Houston’s switch-hitting thumper rewarded their faith with a three-hit effort. That extended the leader’s run to an impressive 34 games, and bumped the second-place fan up to the 30-game plateau.
Ryan Garko’s hitless day led to the demise of a 23-game streak, knocking the fan from a tie for ninth place.
It also turned out to be a bad day to go with Chipper Jones. The Atlanta third baseman is still batting an amazing .394, but his 0-for-4 game had 10.2 percent of the BTS participants feeling not so Chipper.
Yesterday’s Top 5 most selected players
1. Chipper Jones (ATL): 10.2%, 0-for-4
2. Lance Berkman (HOU): 9.7%, 3-for-5
3. Matt Holliday (COL): 7.3%, 2-for-3
4. Alex Rodriguez (NYY): 5.0%, 1-for-4
5. Josh Hamilton (TEX): 3.3%, 2-for-4