Get out that limbo stick because it looks like “mattgoldbeck” wants to dance.
Our streak leader and only remaining hope is now rocking a 37-game streak after Paul Konerko’s big night at the yard.
All Goldbeck needs to do is string together a 20 game streak and pray
for a three-way tie atop the NL West and $3,000,000 will be his.
That doesn’t sound too improbable or anything.
Speaking of Paul Konerko, Pauly Walnuts’ golden bat went yard Thursday
night to extend our Home Run Beat the Streak Leader, “stealth47”, to an
If “stealth47” can successfully predict a homer for tonight, we’ll have a two-way tie atop the overall HR BTS leaderboard.
Yes, things are getting saucy here in Streakland.
Time for the weekend’s picks
? Chase Utley: .480 AVG (12-for-25) lifetime vs. Nationals starter Jason Marquis
? Robinson Cano: .440 AVG (11-for-25) lifetime vs. Orioles starter Kevin Millwood
? Adrian Gonzalez: .389 AVG (7-for-18) lifetime vs. Cardinals starter Kyle Lohse
? Ryan Zimmerman: .500 AVG (8-for-16) lifetime vs. Phillies starter Kyle Kendrick
? Joe Mauer: .462 AVG (6-for-13) lifetime vs. Athletics starter Dallas Braden
? Carlos Beltran: .373 AVG (25-for-67) lifetime vs. Braves starter Tim Hudson
? Shin-Soo Choo: .545 AVG (6-for-11) lifetime vs. Royals starter Luke Hochevar
? Ichiro Suzuki: .400 AVG (8-for-20) lifetime vs. Rangers starter Tommy Hunter
? Adrian Beltre: .391 AVG (9-for-23) lifetime vs. Blue Jays starter Shaun Marcum
Feeling kinda spicy?
? Jack Cust: .533 AVG (8-for-15) lifetime vs. Twins starter Nick Blackburn
? Jose Lopez: .360 AVG (9-for-25) lifetime vs. Rangers starter Cliff Lee
? Mark Reynolds: .615 AVG (8-for-13) lifetime vs. Pirates starter Zach Duke
You’ll thank me later …
? David Wright: .100 AVG (1-for-10) lifetime vs. Braves starter Tommy Hanson
? Omar Infante: .154 AVG (2-for-13) lifetime vs. Mets starter Jon Niese
? Paul Konerko: .118 AVG (4-for-34) since lifetime vs. Tigers starter Justin Verlander
? Billy Butler: .083 AVG (1-for-12) lifetime vs. Indians starter Justin Masterson
? Brandon Phillips: .167 AVG (2-for-12) lifetime vs. Astros starter Brett Myers
? Troy Tulowitzki: .192 AVG (5-for-26) lifetime vs. Dodgers starter Clayton Kershaw
Top MLB streakers
? Michael Brantley: 16 games
? David Murphy: 13 games
? Nick Markakis: 11 games
? Vladimir Guerrero: 10 games
? Ryan Spilborghs: 10 games
Since I’m not eligible to win the $3 million Beat the Streak grand prize, I might as well try to help you out. Every weekday, make sure to check out the Beat the Streak Report to improve your odds with all the stats goodness you could ever dream of. You know, assuming you could use an extra three mill.
The referee is stepping in!
He’s stopping the fight — there’s the bell. This one’s over, folks!
James Loney went 0-for-4 last night against Jorge De La Rosa and Matt Reynolds, ending Geoff Croke’s bid for $3,000,000 and Beat the Streak immortality at 43 games.
“Gfc2112” will have to settle for a tie with Dick George atop the season leaderboard.
Who told him to take Loney, anyway?
What? The Dodgers first baseman headlined yesterday’s Beat the Streak Report? Oh, um…awkward.
Let’s just move on.
Let’s give Geoff one more round of applause for his impressive ride. Hopefully he won’t spend too much time dwelling on what could have been, had he just picked Miguel Cabrera.
Or Vlad Guerrero.
Or Robinson Cano.
Oh, hello there …
? Chase Utley: .478 AVG (11-for-23) lifetime vs. Nationals starter Jason Marquis
? Ichiro Suzuki: .400 AVG (6-for-15) lifetime vs. Yankees starter A.J. Burnett
? Joe Mauer: .375 AVG (6-for-16) lifetime vs. Angels pitcher Dan Haren
? Joey Votto: .462 AVG (6-for-13) lifetime vs. Dodgers starter Chad Billingsley
? Hanley Ramirez: .455 AVG (5-for-11) since lifetime vs. Astros starter Wandy Rodriguez
? Billy Butler: .556 AVG (5-for-9) lifetime vs. White Sox starter Freddy Garcia
? Vladimir Guerrero: .486 AVG (17-for-35) since ’05 vs. Orioles starter Kevin Millwood
? Jayson Werth: .500 AVG (10-for-20) lifetime vs. Nationals starter Scott Olsen
? Adrian Gonzalez: .625 AVG (5-for-8) lifetime vs. Brewers starter Manny Parra
Feeling kinda spicy?
? Curtis Granderson: .344 AVG (11-for-32) lifetime vs. Mariners starter Felix Hernandez
? Willie Bloomquist: .389 AVG (7-for-18) lifetime vs. White Sox starter Freddy Garcia
? Adam Lind: .429 AVG (9-for-21) lifetime vs. Red Sox starter Clay Buchholz
You’ll thank me later …
? Delmon Young: .167 AVG (2-for-12) lifetime vs. Angels starter Dan Haren
? Nick Swisher: .226 AVG (7-for-31) lifetime vs. Mariners starter Felix Hernandez
? Justin Upton: .000 AVG (0-for-15) lifetime vs. Rockies starter Ubaldo Jimenez
? Brian McCann: .000 AVG (0-for-10) lifetime vs. Cubs starter Tom Gorzelanny
? Paul Konerko: .145 AVG (8-for-55) lifetime vs. Royals starter Zack Greinke
? Carl Crawford: .167 AVG (3-for-18) lifetime vs. Athletics starter Dallas Braden
With both Croke and “rtaylor2001” both going down, “warriorcub” is all alone atop the standings at 27 games.
“Soxwhite24” and “sunhudson” are tied for second at 26.
Keep cranking out those picks, guys. You’ll be at the halfway point soon enough.
Top MLB streakers
? Alexei Ramirez: 13 games
? Dan Uggla: 11 games
? Jose Lopez: 10 games
? David Ortiz: 10 games
? B.J. Upton: 10 games
? David Ortiz: 9 games
? Elvis Andrus: 9 games
? Asdrubal Cabrera: 9 games
Today’s Recommended Picks
- .533 AVG (8-for-15) lifetime vs. Giants starter Tim Lincecum
- .500 AVG (7-for-14) lifetime vs. Rays starter Matt Garza
- .471 AVG (8-for-17) since ’04 vs. White Sox starter Mark Buehrle
Saturday’s recommended picks
- .412 AVG (7-for-17) lifetime vs. Phillies starter Cliff Lee
- .643 AVG (9-for-14) lifetime vs. Royals starter Gil Meche
- .714 AVG (5-for-7) lifetime vs. Blue Jays starter Ricky Romero
Sunday’s recommended picks
- .571 AVG (8-for-14) lifetime vs. Reds starter Bronson Arroyo
- .467 AVG (7-for-15) lifetime vs. Cardinals starter Adam Wainwright
- .429 AVG (9-for-21) since ’04 vs. Rangers starter Kevin Millwood
Hanley Ramirez was the trendy pick among BTS titans Thursday. The dynamic shortstop’s 1-for-4 night helped sustain jagzrule77’s perch atop the leaderboard, as his streak reached 37 games.
Moving into a tie for second — also on the strength of Han-Ram — were cwahl and phadrus74, who pushed their runs of perfection to 35 in a row.
It wasn’t good news all around, though, as thatsawinner didn’t live up to his name for the first time in a long time, incorrectly selecting Albert Pujols to end a formidable 35-game streak.
Yesterday’s Top 5 most selected players
1. Ichiro Suzuki (SEA): 12.6%, 0-for-0
2. Hanley Ramirez (FLA): 10.8%, 1-for-4
3. Albert Pujols (STL): 8.1%, 0-for-2
4. Ryan Braun (MIL): 5.8%, 1-for-5
5. Prince Fielder (MIL): 5.4%, 1-for-3