Beat the Streak Report: Wednesday, July 30

Picks of the day

griffeyBTS.jpgKen Griffey Jr., OF, Reds

  • 9-for-12 (.750) vs. HOU LHP Wandy Rodriguez
  • .333 AVG during 11-game hit streak

Grady Sizemore, OF, Indians

  • 11-for-27 (.407) vs. DET LHP Nate Robertson
  • Hit safely in 15 of last 16 G

Yesterday’s picks, results

Manny Ramirez (BOS): 0-for-3, BB
Nick Markakis (BAL): 2-for-4, BB
Top 5 current leaders
(yesterday’s pick)
1. soxwhite24, 29 games (Nick Markakis)
2. bgibbs14, 26 (Nick Markakis)
2. j.ves, 26 (Ichiro Suzuki)
4. trevislunsford, 25 (Jose Reyes)
5. jsbc27, 24 (Ichiro Suzuki)
5. kbharvey, 24 (Conor Jackson)
BTS season leader:  Robert Paradise, 48
BTS all-time leader: Michael Karatzia, 49
MLB all-time leader: Joe DiMaggio, 56

Yesterday’s results

BTS leader soxwhite24 extended his streak to 29 games on the strength of Nick Markakis’ 2-for-4 night against Darrell Rasner and the Yankees. With a hit today, soxwhite24 will be the first competitor this week to reach the 30-game plateau.

jacksonBTS.jpgYesterday’s third-place competitor btoh2003 fell off the leaderboard courtesy of Garrett Atkins’ 0-for-3 night against Pittsburgh. His departure left the door open for contestants jsbc27 and kbharvey, who jumped into a fifth-place tie with streaks of 24 games. kbharvey rode the red-hot bat of Conor Jackson (1-for-4), while jsbc27 went with BTS stalwart Ichiro Suzuki (2-for-5).

Yesterday’s most-picked player, Alex Rodriguez, rewarded fans for their faith by going 2-for-3 against the Orioles. Fans of Matt Holliday, the day’s second-most-picked player, weren’t so lucky. The Rocky Mountain mauler went 0-for-4 against the Pirates, snapping his eight-game hitting streak in the process.

Yesterday’s Top 5 most selected players

1. Alex Rodriguez (NYY): 7.1%, 2-for-3
2. Matt Holliday (COL): 6.4%, 0-for-4
3. Ichiro Suzuki (SEA): 5.9%, 2-for-5
4. Jose Reyes (NYM): 3.3%, 3-for-5
5. Lance Berkman (HOU): 3.0%, 1-for-3



    I chose Aaron Miles yesterday and he got what would have been a sac bunt to move Brendan Ryan to 2nd, but there was an error on the play to 1st, so Miles got on base and Ryan to 3rd. But it wasn’t recorded as a hit and my streak was set back to zero. The rules state:
    “A hitting streak will also NOT end if all the selected player’s plate appearances (one or more) result in a base on balls, hit batsman, defensive interference or a sacrifice bunt.”
    I’m confused as to why this wasn’t counted as a hit and why my streak was reset. Can someone explain?

  2. mr_ballguy


    This play did not result in a sacrifice bunt. Miles was charged with an official at bat because he reached base on an error. The rule you stated is slightly ambiguous, it would read better if they stated that the streak would not end if the player does not have an official at bat.

  3. 00jvairo_7

    Wow…this is freaking retarded…why does the streak end because of 1 sacrifice fly for the game and no hit.

    I had Michael Young for the Rangers yesterday and was shocked to learn that my streak is over.

    How often could a player have 3-5 sac flies in a game anyway!

    What’s even dumber is you can have 1 sac. bunt and no hits and STILL have your streak and sac. bunts are WAY more likely to occur!

  4. backrubs

    and i just looked at the Rangers box score for the 30th,. the night of the sac fly. it shows young as being 0-for-0 so your streak should not have ended since there is NO official at bat



    Thanks for the explanation. I learned something new. Though I’m not crazy about the wording of those rules. 🙂

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