Beat the Streak Report: Colbert Challenge, Day 2

With Day 1 in the books, the Colbert Challenge is all square: One game for Stephen Colbert, one game for @MLB.

@MLB took an early lead last night when Ichiro Suzuki smacked a clean single up the middle off of Dan Haren to lead off the bottom of the first inning in Seattle. Minutes later, Andre Ethier evened the score with a single of his own off of Bronson Arroyo.

Ichiro ultimately finished 2-for-4, while Ethier went 1-for-4. By the total hits tiebreaker, @MLB holds the lead by the slimmest of margins heading into Day 2.


Tuesday’s picks:

(Make a BTS pick)

Oh, hello there … 

Dustin Pedroia.433 (13-for-30)  since ’06 vs. Rays starter James Shields

Brandon Phillips: .538 (7-for-13) since ’06 vs. Dodgers starter Clayton Kershaw

Michael Brantley: .538 (7-for-13) since ’06 vs. Tigers starter Justin Verlander

Aramis Ramirez.462 (6-for-13) since ’06 vs. Brewers starter Yovani Gallardo

Paul Konerko.478 (11-for-23) since ’06 vs. Twins starter Carl Pavano

Ryan Howard: .478 (11-for-23) since ’06 vs. Marlins starter Chris Volstad

Matt Kemp: .556 (5-for-9) since ’06 vs. Reds starter Johnny Cueto

Hunter Pence: .500 (5-for-10) since ’06 vs. Pirates starter Jeff Karstens

Feeling kinda spicy?

Raul Ibanez: .526 (10-for-19) since ’06 vs. Marlins starter Chris Volstad

You’ll thank me later …

Kevin Youkilis: .097 (3-for-31) since ’06 vs. Rays starter James Shields

Asdrubal Cabrera: .185 (5-for-27) since ’06 vs. Tigers starter Justin Verlander

Angel Pagan: .074 (2-for-27) since ’06 vs. Braves starter Jair Jurrjens

Jose Reyes: .150 (3-for-20) since ’06 vs. Braves starter Jair Jurrjens

Leaderboard time!

In non-Colbert Challenge news, former leader CroFranjo lost their streak at 30 games last night thanks to an 0-fer by Jose Reyes. Our season co-leaders jsmnapoli and leahydpt remain safe at 31 for the time being. Jdc5850 and sebringt are next in line with current 28 game runs.

Top MLB streakers 

Hunter Pence23 games

Paul Konerko: 13 games

Andrew McCutchen: 12 games

Jacoby Ellsbury: 10 games

Home Run Beat the Streak pick:

Ryan Howard: (13 HR this season) vs. Marlins starter Chris Volstad


  1. LaVolpe

    Another favorite pick may be out for 2-3 weeks: Derek Jeter
    His replacement Ramiro Pena already in NY from AAA, but not yet activated as of this minute

  2. LaVolpe

    And yet another one coming of the DL today: Hanley Ramirez, batting leadoff tonight
    Checked our picks page & he’s not listed yet, probably needs a bit of time before he’s listed

    • yanksgiantsdevils33

      I had him picked for a few days when he went on the DL to have a selection picked until I made my actual pick just incase I forget to make a pick in time but with him back I replaced him with Mark Teixeira. The Phillies and Marlins are also playing a Double Header tomorrow.

  3. 00liber

    LaV’s List
    Tuesday’s Top Picks of the current Top2500,
    131 Batters picked overall
    Batter, Times Picked, Percentage
    Paul Konerko 449 17.96
    Ryan Braun 255 10.2 (1RST)
    Adrian Gonzalez 181 7.24 (1RST)
    Prince Fielder 167 6.68
    Albert Pujols 158 6.32
    Dustin Pedroia 145 5.8
    Hunter Pence 76 3.04
    Placido Polanco 74 2.96
    Jose Bautista 69 2.76
    No Selection 26 1.04
    Ryan Howard 57 2.28 (3RD)

    Highest “No Selection” 😛 pg# 22 with streak of 14 back to zero.
    Yesterday’s Top2500 Reset rate was % with JOSE REYES reseting the most.
    There was also % PPD due to players not playing. These streakers do not reset, but did not increase either.

    Got Pinched OR 1 AB Wonders
    TOP2500 saved or reset by PHA (going to include any pinch hitters and/or double switch, 1 AB or More)
    I’ll get these in a bit,

    Bloggers Group Top2500
    UserName, Streak, Page#, Rank, Pick, (Times picked in top2500)
    smoron015, 10, pg 81, 1914, AUSTIN JACKSON (PICKED 5X)
    dragbunt104, 10, pg 86, 1914, HUNTER PENCE (PICKED 76X)
    crazyforsports_8, 9, pg 100+, 2434, PRINCE FIELDER (PICKED 167X)
    Bloggers Reset Yesterday

    GL to all


  4. LaVolpe

    No Hitter Alert: J.Verlander thru 7 innings now & @ 90 pitches, with bottom portion of order coming up in 8th.

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